Opinion

Energy scammers using cold weather to ply trade

Editorial

Although Mother Nature has given the area and region a bit of a break from the recent run of record low temperatures, scammers who are using the tough weather to make a quick buck aren’t letting up. According to Michigan’s new attorney general, Dana Nessel, some state residents are being ...

Constitution clear on separation of powers

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Americans often feel we are exceptional. We are. We are blessed with the Constitution of the United States of America. It’s a structure designed to ward off tyranny and ensure civic stability. This structure is not just our national foundation; it’s our national ...

Frederick Douglass and voting rights

Columns

I have been reading — more accurately, listening to — David Blight’s new biography, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” It is a welcome respite from the day’s news but also a sober reminder of a racial history that still scars America. Douglass emerges in the book as a far ...

Count of homeless people provides valuable information

Editorial

In the little brick building in Marquette’s downtown where pizzas used to be served, people are now seeking shelter and hope. At 447 W. Washington St. is the Room at the Inn Warming Center, a place that offers the things many of us take for granted every day to people down on their luck. A ...

Many baskets distributed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Thanks to many in the Ishpeming area, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John and St. Joseph Conference’s annual Christmas basket distribution was a huge success! Seventy-nine Ishpeming-area households, including 27 families with school-aged children, received ...

Only Dems can save this president from disaster

Columns

George Will Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man. — Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar” WASHINGTON — Hakeem Jeffries has, it is whispered, ambitions. The 48-year-old ...

Loss of Todd Honch felt by community

Editorial

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report the death of one of the best newspaper carriers we have ever had. Todd Honch had been delivering the newspaper as an independent contractor for 20 years. Todd always had a great disposition and he was very much loved by his customers. Todd was ...

ICE numbers available

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: One thing U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, failed to make clear in his letter to the editor of Jan. 20 is how the number of people arrested by ICE over the past two years is relevant to the issue of whether or not the U.S. should commit more than $5 billion to ...

Kamala Harris and the Medicare-for-all fantasy

Columns

Rich Lowry Sen. Kamala Harris committed a most unusual gaffe at her CNN town hall the other night — not by misspeaking about one of her central policy proposals, but by describing it accurately. Asked on Monday night if the “Medicare-for-all” plan that she’s co-sponsoring with Sen. ...

County Dems oppose shutdown

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Marquette County Democratic Party, like most, if not all, residents of Marquette County, opposes the (recent) government shutdown. As consistently shown in public opinion polls, we agree that no branch of government should shut down the federal government in order ...

Trump, GOP to blame

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I read the Jan. 20 letter to the editor on where U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, is laying (the recent) shutdown now on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? (I seem to recall Mr. Trump saying he’ll own this shutdown, he’ll be proud to shutdown the country, if he ...

Marquette County LWV getting closer to becoming own chapter

Editorial

We’re pleased to report that the Marquette County League of Women Voters unit, which technically is a part of the Delta County league chapter, continues to take steps to become its own organization. And that’s good news for area voters, especially in this day and age when partisan politics ...

UPAWS thankful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The dream that inspired the ‘Imagine the PAWSibilities’ capital campaign has become a reality for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. As a result of the overwhelming generosity and support of our community, on Tuesday, UPAWS proudly opened the Ruth and ...

SOU address rescheduled; stand by for more drama

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, true to her word, has reinvited President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address on her home turf next Tuesday, he having agreed to reopen the shutdown government. And he has accepted. So it should be a particularly ...

Hockeyville, this is a great weekend to show support

Editorial

This is a weekend during which Marquette can show why it was chosen Kraft Hockeyville USA in 2016. Not only will the Northern Michigan University Wildcats be facing off against WCHA foe Bowling Green both Friday and Saturday nights at the Berry Events Center in Marquette, there will be ...

Disingenuous Jack

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congressman Jack Bergman’s letter to The Mining Journal (1/20/19) complaining that “little or no progress is being made in Washington” on ending the government shutdown, was disingenuous. While his words in the letter appropriately say that “Congress has the ...

Compromise key

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Like most, if not all residents of Marquette County, we opposed the (recent) government shut down. As consistently shown in public opinion polls, we agree that no branch of government should shut down the federal government in order to force another branch of the ...

Groundhog Day has much deeper meaning, indeed

Columns

Saturday is Groundhog Day. It is the day when many eyes will turn to Gobbler’s Knob, a wooded hill a couple of miles outside Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. A man in a top hat will pull a hibernating groundhog out of a simulated tree trunk. If the rodent sees his shadow, then we’ll have six ...

Modern etiquette for wearing hats indoors

Columns

Dear Annie: A few months back, I mentioned to my husband that I wish the style of men in suits and hats would come back. He came home a few days later in a little felt hat, which I have to admit looked good on him. Last week, we went out to dinner, and I told him that my grandfather always ...

What’s flying: Temps will continue roller coaster ride

Columns

“Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer, we’d have frozen to death.” — Mark Twain Pretty cold out there this week. Much of the human world here came to a screeching halt this past Wednesday as the wind chill temperatures dipped down into some serious double digits BELOW ZERO. ...