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Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Rooting out madness To the Journal editor: According to an article on the Yahoo News webpage (Jan. 2, 2019) a 15-year-old girl was arrested after her newborn baby was found dead in a North Philadelphia dumpster. Even the ultra-liberal Yahoo headlined the story with the label ...

Germany’s national politics being tested

Columns

BERLIN — Armin-Paulus Hampel, a former journalist and commentator who now is a member of the Bundestag, is ebullient, affable, opinionated, voluble and excellent company at lunch. But because his party is Alternative for Germany, one wonders whether he is representative of it, and whether ...

Here’s what to expect from House Democrats

Columns

Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After two years of Republican control over both chambers of Congress and the presidency, some balance has been restored to our democracy. I know and have worked with many members of the 116th Congress. ...

Don’t ask government for love, Tucker Carlson

Columns

Tucker Carlson is completely right about one thing: The decline of marriage is a great challenge of our times. I’ve written a whole book about it. So, you’d think I would rejoice that Carlson’s rant-heard-round-the-right focused on it. Sorry, no. I’ve rarely seen such a cynical and ...

Another opinion

Columns

More fizzle than boom in new law The windows rattled for only a couple of hours Monday night. Maybe the chill and damp of a New Year’s Eve midnight takes some of the thrill out of blasting fireworks all day and all night. That hour or so of dog-disturbing and sleep-stealing rumble and boom ...

Mike Prusi welcomed back to public service

Editorial

We congratulate new Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on a sharp move as far as her Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula constituents are concerned. Whitmer announced this week that Mike Prusi is director of the governor’s Northern Michigan Office in Marquette. Prusi, a former state ...

Norovirus is lurking so use common sense precautions

Editorial

Sometimes it’s called the stomach flu or food poisoning, but the norovirus, a common ailment especially this time of year, typically works its way through the population each winter. It probably won’t kill you but the norovirus will sicken you for a few days. Stomach cramps, often severe, ...

Honest citizens needed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: (After) this holiday season I want to send a note of thanks to many folks who have gotten a bad rap in the last couple of years and still continue to do outstanding work on our behalf: our civil servants! During my 30-year career working for the National Park ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Trust in the Lord To the Journal editor: Jan. 1, 2019. A New Year. Regardless of what your pain or anger may be as you head into the new year, please take a break. Then, as you passionately agonize over any issue, just as passionately pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” over ...

Foreigners have lots of advice for Americans

Columns

The kids are bratty, the parents fighting, the homes a mess. It’s remarkable how American domestic life can breed so much dissatisfaction amid so much plenty. Foreigners have made an industry of observing this paradox and offering Americans fixes. Restoring tranquility and, frankly, dignity ...

Constitutional crisis coming?

Columns

WASHINGTON — President Trump blinked in his emotional Oval Office defense of shutting down the government over what he termed “a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul” along our southern border. After reciting all his justifications for the shutdown, many ...

Great weekend getaways happening here in Superiorland

Editorial

A new year in the Upper Peninsula means plenty of snow for the next few months, a boatload of new year’s resolutions — some of which will be kept, and many others which will fall by the wayside by February — and dropping temperatures. This is the season when many Yoopers will consider ...

Wall unneeded

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We live in a fractured nation, divided irreconcilably into two opposing camps. In one, those living in abject terror of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman fleeing poverty and violence, trekking some 1,500 miles, baby at her breast, seeking a better life for her child; ...

‘Green New Deal’ a product of ideological recycling

Columns

It’s fitting that the Green New Deal pushed by many but popularized by Democratic phenom Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had her “60 Minutes” debut on Sunday, is a triumph of recycling. Not of plastic bags or soda cans, but of ideas. Specifically, Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal ...

Dicey decision for city commission on retail cannabis

Editorial

The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act took effect Dec. 6, which made the state the 10th in the United States to legalize the use and possession of recreation marijuana. The actual implementation of the law is more complicated than it might seem. The Marquette City Commission ...

Leave Title IX alone

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Equal access to education means equal opportunity for young people. It’s important; equal opportunity unleashes the full strength of all our citizens, not just the those who have historically been part of a favored group. Equal access to education includes freedom ...

What’s the point of carbon tax debate?

Columns

DUBLIN, Ireland — The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers “low-carbon lifestyles.” The rebate, according to Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, might be in the form of a check, an increase in welfare ...

Caution needed this time of year as tax scams abound

Editorial

It’s that time of year, when people start preparing their 2018 tax returns by assembling W-2 forms, receipts or any other document that will help them report their earnings and deductions to the state and federal governments. And equally right on schedule, officials said, will be the tax ...

Bible is truth

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In response to Pastor Geier’s letter, where does Christianity stand if we don’t believe what is in the Bible? If the Bible is stories and myths then our belief would be based on a lie. The Bible warns that Satan is a deceiver, the Father of lies, (John 8:44). The ...

Massachusetts has curse

Columns

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts became the first 2020 Democratic White House challenger to announce her “exploratory committee,” a legal device that allows candidates to receive donations and to hire staff in preparation for a full-fledged presidential candidacy. Make no mistake; ...