Opinion

Help available for residents in need of electrical, heat aid

Editorial

Although the economy seems to be moving along well on a national and even state level, a great many people right here in Superiorland find themselves in diminished or challenged circumstances, many severe enough that they may not be able to keep the lights on or heat going this winter. There ...

Of tunnel and politics

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Sometimes, an issue gets blown out of whack by an inadvertent suggestion posed during the development of the initial aim of well-meaning participants to the issue! It just occurred, again! The suggestion of a tunnel as the protecting facility of the petroleum conduit ...

Sweden isn’t Socialist country

Columns

For years, I’ve heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn’t have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that’s not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary and Stossel TV video. “Sweden is ...

Extra care, caution always best practices when out on ice

Editorial

Here in the Upper Peninsula, our Great Lakes shorelines and inland waterways are a point of pride for many outdoorsmen and women. It seems nearly every year that once the waters freeze over to a respectable thickness, ice shanties begin popping up quickly, creating what looks like tiny ...

Ice rink is both magical, inspirational

Letters To The Editor

There is something magical about an outdoor ice rink in the winter. That is partially why a new rink at Bay View Park is exciting. And, while we are pleased that soon area residents will be able to skate there, that is only partially why we find this project so incredible. The project also ...

Sign of intelligent Dem life in Illinois

Columns

George will WASHINGTON — If Republicans have a lick of sense, they are alarmed by a recent sign of intelligent life in the other party. The sign is the election by Democrats in the House of Representatives of Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign ...

Peace through Jesus

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Except for the noise of snowmobiles, snowblowers and plows, winter in the Upper Peninsula is a season of peaceful silence. Our military who are serving overseas are doing their best to provide peace in our world, but no person can keep the peace perfectly. There is ...

Protect our Democracy and remove president

Columns

robert reich After Donald Trump’s first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he’d be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He’s been worse. Exhibit A: the “wall.” After ...

Focus on family

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: So Trump has shut down the government because he didn’t get the $5 billion for his wall. Not the worst thing he has done. The worst thing is denying and hence ignoring, global warming. Not only ignoring it, taking steps to worsen it by increasing production and use of ...

Good advice available to Trump supporters

Columns

mona charen Mitt Romney’s declaration of independence from Donald Trump as he takes his seat in the U.S. Senate has been illuminating — more for the responses than the op-ed itself. Professional speculators are asking whether it’s the opening gambit of a 2020 primary challenge (his ...

God bless flag

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’m sure in the past couple weeks people in the Marquette area have noticed our symbol of freedom flying high at the Gander Outdoors along U.S. 41. Coming home at night with the lights shining on it with a slight breeze, will leave you awestruck. If one has ever ...

Whitmer move on using private email makes lots of sense

Editorial

We like the fact that new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has hit the ground running, handing down directives and signing a series of executive orders on a wide variety of topics. Among several, one specific executive order got our attention out of the gate, the document that flat out bans the use of ...

Believe the word

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Pastor Geier, I am a friend of Mr. Lehto and share his belief that the Bible is in fact the word of God. I’m also a believer in science and am particularly fond of the first Law of Thermodynamics. When I was in high school it stated that matter cannot be created nor ...

Decision time on Brexit

Columns

cal thomas LONDON — To Brexit, or not to Brexit, that is the question (apologies to Shakespeare). The answer to whether the UK will pull out of the European Union as a majority of voters favored in a 2016 referendum will be decided this month. Maybe. Prime Minister Theresa May told ...

UPAWS reports great year in 2018, adoptions top 1,000

Editorial

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter had another banner year in 2018. UPAWS recently announced its adoption number for the year: 1,093 pets found loving homes in 2018 at UPAWS. That translates to an average of about three pets adopted every day. In the past, UPAWS has received state ...

Support carbon bill

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The bill that was introduced in the U.S. House to curb carbon dioxide pollution offers each of us an opportunity. We can all donate as much time to it as we feel like. One way to help ensure its passage is to ask businesses to endorse it at EnergyInnovationAct.org. We ...

Has friction with brother-in-law

Columns

Dear Annie: My twin sister and brother-in-law visited me for the recent holiday. I love my sister, and we have always gotten along well. As is stereotypical with twins, we grew up inseparable and have remained emotionally close, even as the physical distance between us widens. We now only see ...

Birds, like weather, tough to predict

Columns

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.” - Hal Borland “New year — a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately, we write it. The choice is ours.” - Alex Morritt “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the ...

Beacon House most worthy of community support

Editorial

For years, Beacon House has been the community’s “home away from home” when loved ones of hospital patients need a nearby place to stay. That need still exists. However, with the building of the new UP Health System-Marquette hospital along Baraga Avenue comes the necessity to ...

Hematites, Olson cited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Jeff Olson and the Ishpeming Hematites varsity football team on a great season. Great job to 2019 seniors on the Ishpeming Hematites varsity football team. Let’s go Hematites. The Ishpeming Hematites varsity football team finished with ...