Opinion

Hate is waste of time, energy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The highest evolved species on this beautiful planet is the only one that hates its own kind with a passion. Almost daily there are more websites, talk radio and TV shows devoted to the big business of sowing “hate.” Hate of this, that and the other is becoming ...

Trump is not destroying himself, is helping GOP

Columns

Rich lowry Right now, Donald Trump is in the strongest political position since the initial months of his presidency. He’s not in robust shape — he’s ticked up into the mid-40s — but the slow upward trend in polls has been evident since March. Too much shouldn’t be read into the ...

Ishpeming move to ban dangerous pets a good idea

Editorial

It’s never been entirely clear to us why people chose to keep dangerous or exotic animals as pets. By dangerous we mean wild critters of whatever sort that could kill or very seriously injure the average human being without breaking much of a sweat. Venomous snakes come immediately to mind ...

Torture does not work

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Re: “Torture works” letter ... in The Mining Journal on May 22. Surprised that (the letter writer) learned about “torture” in U.S. Air Force training. One does not gain useful information from torture. Case in point: FBI interrogation gleaned a wealth of ...

‘Blue wave rising’ gets mixed reviews

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — Primary election voting across the country Tuesday gave Democrats grounds to hope strong turnout by the faithful in the November midterm congressional elections will give them control of the House of Representatives, where any impeachment effort against President ...

Grateful for care

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As young adults, the decisions preparing for life and a job can be daunting. We do not all choose wisely or even have the option regarding choice. Sometimes we just get lucky. I was a lucky one. Taking college courses to prepare for teaching speech and drama on a ...

Help for veterans available locally

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I strongly suggest that veterans in Gwinn and all veterans go to a Marquette County service officer for help with the VA. I receive medications from VA for a co-pay, very reasonable. Do your homework! It’s not the fault of Jack (Bergman). Stephen Olsen Negaunee

Pocket Park in new hands, to be spruced up

Editorial

Many who work in Downtown Marquette still expect to see Phil Niemisto hard at work, cleaning windows or toiling with flowers and other plants in the lovely little park downtown. His passing earlier this year still hasn’t registered for some. But Phil’s memory and work live on, especially ...

Is hospital for sale?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Recently, the Marquette Mining Journal ran a lengthy editorial beseeching the LifePoint “for profit” hospital administration and the “salaried nurses union” of the hospital to get together and settle the long-standing strike that had resisted solution for over a ...

Roseanne, Bee, the Eagles: What about whataboutism?

Columns

Whataboutism is a “logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument.” Thank you, Wikipedia. After praising ABC for dumping Roseanne Barr over a racist tweet, I was asked many times, ...

Wisdom for couples mulling marriage

Columns

Dear Annie: Wedding season is upon us. I have been married for over 30 years, and I would like to share some wisdom and hard truths with any prospective brides or grooms. The man or woman you are marrying will not change. Many things are hard-wired by the time we are in our late teens. To ...

Starting to look a lot like summer

Columns

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda The tree-lined roads have become pathways through walls of green. The days of 40s and 50s on the thermometer still make it feel a bit unreal, but the fact is, it’s starting to look ...

Safety always should be first when recreating about Great Lakes

Editorial

In Wednesday’s Journal, it was reported that one man kayaking on Lake Michigan was rescued Monday, while another man drowned after their kayak overturned in rough waters off of the Schoolcraft County mainland Dispatchers had received a report at 3:30 p.m. Monday from a man who said his son ...

Gun laws must offer genuine solutions

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I would like to respond to Ms. Victoria Anderson’s letter of May 28. I start by saying, I respect her opinions, fears and especially her knowledge of the Heller decision. And I respect her tone. Too many times discussions on guns devolve into extremists on both sides ...

Could President Trump pardon himself? It’s complicated

Columns

In conservative circles, few arguments are more triggering than those that begin: “The Founding Fathers never could have imagined ...” There are several reasons conservatives don’t like this line of reasoning, but chief among them is that it gives license to progressives to exceed ...

Lessons from a dog

Columns

Dear Annie: I wrote this list after saying goodbye to my beloved dog, Capra, and thought you might share it with readers. 10 Things My Dog Taught Me 10) There is great beauty in the quiet stillness. Let it envelop you. 9) Sniff it. Touch it. Feel it. Taste it. Hear it. Engage all your ...

8-18 Media a great way to nurture young minds

Editorial

The mind of a child can be innocent yet insightful, simple yet deep. Where else can you discover that Esme Ulland-Joy, a fourth-grader at Sandy Knoll Elementary School, can perform two types of splits? And that she loves to dance and read? The Mining Journal, in various Sunday Youth ...

November is coming

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Well, once again the news of this administration is terrible. Just when we think they cannot do anything else so stupid. So (recently) it was announced that we are taking children away from their parents, no matter how small the children are! And I was going to ...

Standards different for left

Columns

We’ve come a long way from harmless playground jibes like “your mother wears combat boots,” to those of today from the likes of Samantha Bee and other leftist “entertainers” who say things about President Trump and his family that are so vulgar they can’t be printed in a newspaper ...

Son has yet to pay back loan

Columns

Dear Annie: A few years ago, one of my sons needed funds for support during some difficult times. I explained that I would help but that I needed the funds to be returned. His spouse was checking other avenues to gather it. It has now been over three years since the loan was given. In that ...