Opinion

Impeachment quest lets AOC types set Democratic agenda

Columns

Has the Democratic Party reduced its chances of denying President Trump a second term by continuing to concentrate on throwing him out before the end of his first? You can make a good case that it has. Democrats have been itching to oust Trump since the days before he took the oath of office. ...

Correspondent is in vitamin D quandary

Columns

Dear Annie: Lately, I’ve been reading that people aren’t getting enough vitamin D. But I also hear that people should wear sunscreen more regularly. Doesn’t wearing sunscreen limit the amount of vitamin D absorbed by your skin? How can we get more vitamin D while still wearing sunscreen ...

Empire Mine reopening isn’t going to happen — just yet

Editorial

Pump the brakes you unemployed miners — at least for now. Thursday’s headline that Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. isn’t ready to reopen the Empire Mine probably wasn’t the news folks in Marquette County wanted to hear, but there is some hope on the horizon. Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves made ...

Strive for sustainability

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Fossil fuels as a share of final energy consumption remains stubbornly around 80 percent, roughly the same percentage as at the beginning of the 1990’s. This status quo is supported by fossil fuel subsidies and tax breaks, amounting to an estimated $373 billion in ...

Democratic candidates are channeling infomercials

Columns

george will WASHINGTON — A four-word phrase common on late-night television, exclaimed by announcers giddy about their offers: “Buy this kitchen knife that is so sharp it can slice and dice diamonds, and we’ll throw in a nonstick frying pan that can double as a satellite dish. BUT WAIT! ...

What side are you on?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: There are stark differences that exist from political group to political group in our country. One group wants to allow infanticide (letting babies die after they are born) and partial birth abortion (ending a babies’ life in the third trimester). The same group ...

Yes, there’s a crisis at border and it’s growing

Columns

rich lowry We interrupt the talk of the president “manufacturing” a crisis at the border with this hair-raising report about the crisis at the border. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection should puncture the lazy conventional wisdom ...

Speaking of the Bible

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Recently several “Letters to the Editor” have had a controversy over whether the Bible is a storybook or a factual book. Actually, it’s both. Jesus sometimes told stories to teach a Biblical truth. Often Jesus specified when He was telling a story, a parable. ...

Green New Deal just isn’t serious proposal for future

Columns

Mona Charen Do you ever wonder why people run for office? I mean, unless you’re a total cynic, you must assume that at least part of the motivation is wanting to do good. Sure, those who run for office want fame and prestige, but they also have strongly held views and want to affect public ...

Sunshine Week underscores importance of First Amendment

Editorial

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is celebrating the freedom of the press by supporting Sunshine Week, an annual national initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive secrecy. “March 10-16, 2019, is Sunshine Week, and the Marquette County League of ...

NPS thankful for assistance

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On behalf of Negaunee Public Schools’ Board of Education, I am writing to thank the Upper Peninsula districts for the kindness they have shown to us in response to our recent bus garage collapse. Because of the support from these districts, we did not have a ...

Real national emergency sitting in Oval Office now

Columns

Jules Witcover WASHINGTON — There’s a national emergency in America, all right, but it’s not on our southern border. It’s in the Oval Office, where an incompetent, ill-suited and immoral liar makes war on our democracy at home, and on our reputation and foreign-policy commitments ...

Olson retirement at Ishpeming will end glorious era

Editorial

Legendary high school football coach Jeff Olson announced this week he would be retiring after 27 seasons leading the Ishpeming Hematites. It is not hyperbole to state Olson is one of the finest football coaches ever to tread the Upper Peninsula sidelines. His teams won state titles in 2012, ...

Clarification added

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I always respect the opinions of Dr. Conway McLean, DPM, and especially appreciate his emphasis on the connection between nutrition and health. However, I would like to offer some corrections to his incorrect statements and misleading comments in the Feb. 12 column ...

Absurdity at Harvard

Columns

It was inevitable that the #MeToo movement, started with valid anger at sexual harassment, would open the door to bizarre accusations. It’s just surprising to see it go off the deep end at Harvard University, where rational thinking tied to principle is supposed to be a requirement for ...

Wildcat fans to rock Berry center this weekend

Editorial

Calling all Northern Michigan University hockey fans. This weekend NMU host the first round of the WCHA playoffs going up against Alaska-Fairbanks. The playoffs will be the best-of-three series including a Sunday game if necessary. NMU is on spring break so most of the students won’t be at ...

Backing the Bible

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: A letter to the editor on 12/17/18 claimed that the Bible contained myths. As a student of the Bible, I found that II Timothy 4:3-4 warns us “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves ...

President Trump became a human pseudo-event at CPAC

Columns

Two years ago, at the dawn of the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway predicted that 2017’s CPAC would really be TPAC, or “Trump Pac.” What was premature spin then is conventional wisdom now. The Conservative Political Action Conference has always been what the great historian Daniel ...

Forecasting tool for cold-weather shipping a good project

Editorial

Research being conducted now should provide both the U.S. Coast Guard and the commercial shipping industry with a valuable new tool in navigating the Great Lakes during cold-weather months. University of Michigan researchers, using a $10,000 grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute, are ...

City does good work taking care of snow

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I just couldn't let Don Potvin’s guest columnist editorial quietly slide into my memory as I glance out my window and see yet another truck hauling snow away from what I can only assume to be another full day of cutting back snow banks. I'm disappointed that you have ...