Opinion

Harvey Weinstein scandal leaves trail of hypocrisy

Columns

If hypocrisy were a greenhouse gas, the ice caps would be gone by now. Let’s start with the obvious: Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein wasn’t fired for being a pig, he was fired for being exposed as one. The Weinstein Co. board members probably didn’t know everything, but they surely ...

Why criticize Harvey Weinstein?

Editorial

“Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.” —Proverbs 29:18 Ancient wisdom from a Higher Authority, which is available to anyone who takes the time to consider it, was provided to constrain people like Harvey ...

Bill addressing youth sports concussions OK

Editorial

Is a football helmet always good enough to stave off a head injury? Concussions among youth athletes has garnered increased attention in recent years. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, over 140,000 high school athletes alone are estimated to suffer a ...

President Trump, war is not a spectator sport

Columns

On Oct. 15, 2010, a father who knew from painful personal sacrifice the terror and the loss of combat, wrote to his son, who was at that moment leading a Marine platoon enduring almost relentless combat: “I know you guys have taken some licks in the last few days. ... Robert you will likely ...

Police agencies taking lead in dealing with mentally ill inmates

Editorial

It’s long been one of those problems that pretty much everyone in the loop knew about and even some people talked about — occasionally — but little was done about it because of cost, among other reasons. It is the continued incarceration in city and county jails of people beset by ...

Letters to the editor: Is Trump tax plan just?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: President Trump proposed “revolutionary” tax cuts. Do they progress justice? We the People will answer our question by giving elements of the proposed tax cuts, asking a question, stating an assumption and asking a question about the assumption, and defining, ...

Swamp keeps on getting deeper

Columns

Tom Price resigned his post as secretary of health and human services because the president didn’t like the optics of his using taxpayer money to fly in private jets to venues easily accessible by commercial flights — or even by car. But plenty of others in the administration have exercised ...

Congress should make move to ban bump stocks

Editorial

By now, virtually everyone knows what details are available relative to the Las Vegas massacre on Oct. 1, where a lone gunman sprayed a crowd with rifle fire, killing 58 and wounding hundreds. Investigators from at least a half-dozen police agencies have spent the past week digging into the ...

Rooting out bad police officers a worthwhile task

Editorial

Bad cops, like bad journalists, plumbers and snow plow drivers, are out there. There can be no question that that is true. The only difference, of course, is that people with badges have guns and literally the power of life and death over the people they are sworn to protect and ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Don’t forget to register, vote To the Journal editor: Did you know that nearly one in four Americans is not registered to vote? Voter registration is the key to engaging all Americans in the political process. While national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ways ...

Both parties determined to lose in 2018

Columns

Almost no one disagrees that our two major political parties, the oldest and third-oldest in the world, have become increasingly extreme and estranged over the past decade. It’s a startling contrast with the state of political conflict in the dozen or so years after the fall of the Soviet ...

Empty thoughts, prayers follow Vegas massacre

Columns

No matter how great one’s faith in God, after yet another massacre of innocent people, it’s impossible to believe that prayer alone is going to save us from ourselves. We’re living and grieving this essential truth, no matter how many times we try to tell ourselves and anyone who will ...

American madness: New gun laws won’t solve problem

Columns

All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms of wild, uncontrolled violence. It was called “amok” and entered our language as “running amok.” In the Middle ...

Can diverse views work on campus?

Columns

Conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro gave a speech this month at the University of California, Berkeley. And while that's a victory for any right-leaning speaker these days, it cost $600,000 on security measures to make it happen and keep Shapiro safe. So much for “free” speech. Berkeley ...

Comley most deserving of ice sheet honor

Editorial

On Saturday night, just a little over a year after Marquette celebrated hockey with its Hockeyville USA NHL exhibition game, there will be another significant hockey event taking place. The ice at The Berry Events Center will be dedicated as the Rick Comley Rink. We encourage all community ...

Money talks?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I have always looked at hospitals as a place of caring, a place to get relief of pain, a place to start on the road of healing without regard as to whether I could pay for it or not. I think those thoughts were pretty universally held — until now. The dollar signs ...

America creates industry to clean up its massacres

Columns

FROMA HARROP America woke up Monday to news of the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. As of last count, 59 dead, hundreds wounded. And you know what jumped into my head? Oh, another one. Took place in Las Vegas? Uh-huh. Horrifying? Yes. Shocking? No. But something made this ...

Moose population in Upper Peninsula growing at fast rate

Editorial

Officials are cautiously calling it a wildlife success story, the apparent boost in the Upper Peninsula’s moose population. The U.P., excluding Isle Royale National Park, has fewer than 500 moose but their numbers are growing, according to recent Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Get rid of Trump To the Journal editor: After eight months of Donald Trump, the cartoon character, Hillary Clinton looks better every day. She was qualified for the job. Trump is clueless. On the Russian scandal, no doubt exists that Russia had their thumb on the scale for Trump. As the ...

Entertainer Trump does Puerto Rico, Vegas

Columns

WASHINGTON — Nearly a week after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump got around to taking his comic road show to the U.S. territory in the Caribbean. As part of his routine, he tossed rolls of paper towels to the natives, as if he were shooting baskets or feeding ...