Opinion

Gerald Ford was ‘accidential’ president who wore power lightly

Columns

WASHINGTON — Within 17 days in the autumn of 1975 — first in Sacramento, then in San Francisco — two separate handgun-wielding women attempted to assassinate the president. Had either succeeded, and each was close enough to have done so, the nation would have had a third president in 14 ...

We already knew all about Rosanne Barr

Columns

It was the fall of 1989. Or maybe the following spring. I remember the rising heat in the room but not the season outside the windows. I was one of the few non-lawyers in the packed house, feeling conspicuous in my bright new blazer. I kept catching myself swaying as if my baby were on my ...

Stereotypes abound for ICE agents, immigrants

Columns

Maybe you’ve seen the video of the hero the French have dubbed “Spider-Man.” When he saw a toddler dangling off a fourth-story balcony, he scaled the exterior of the Paris building in about 30 seconds to save the child. Turns out Mamoudou Gassama was a newly arrived illegal immigrant from ...

Another opinion

Columns

Give business say on regulations Environmentalists are pitching a fit in Lansing over the prospect that those most impacted by state regulations may have their views considered when the rules are weighed. That does not seem such an outrage. Despite the hysterical claims that the foxes ...

Warm weather means Petunia Pandemonium!

Editorial

We locals might take it for granted, but it’s Petunia Pandemonium time again in the city of Marquette. For 30 years now, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. has sponsored the event during which some 23,000 colorful blossoms of all sorts will be planted along South ...

Is behavior Christian?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Christianity seems to be getting a bad rap these days. The media is filled with articles and editorials about the support President Trump is receiving from “Evangelical Christians,” support, despite actions on his part that might seem contrary to what is generally ...

Dumping Rosanne: It was quick, dirty and very smart

Columns

Roseanne Barr’s divorce from civilization started 28 years ago. Given the honor of singing the national anthem at a San Diego Padres-Cincinnati Reds game, she shrieked the words and, upon concluding, spit at the ground and scratched her crotch. All choreographed for a national TV ...

Best option is to be prepared for pets if emergency strikes

Editorial

The Michigan State Police are reminding residents that June is National Pet Preparedness Month and that means preparing a plan that will see to the needs of the family pet in case of an emergency. “Being prepared for emergencies and disasters means having a plan for everyone in your family, ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

DNR must reject permit application To the Journal editor: After living many years in Chicago and northwest Indiana, we relocated last year to the Upper Peninsula because we fell in love with “Pure Michigan” and its abundance of clean air, fresh water, unspoiled beauty of mountains ...

Government has no right to lie

Columns

WASHINGTON — More than half a century ago, a Pentagon official got himself into an ethical storm by declaring during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 that “the government has a right to lie” to avoid a nuclear disaster. Arthur Sylvester, a former Washington correspondent for the Newark, ...

Cemetery walking tours an excellent way to learn about city, area

Editorial

Stories of war, love, hope and courage were shared Tuesday at a tour of the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Marquette. The tour, presented by the Marquette Regional History Center, focused on the lives of local World War I veterans to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I. The event ...

Follow the money

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Well, according to the government of the state of Michigan, they just found around $500 million in what they call surplus funds. Uh say what? Sounds to me like Lansing is getting way too much money and all of that money should be sent back to the taxpayers in a form of ...

Entire country has lost sight of plot in immigration debate

Columns

As the immigration debate hit another low last week, I received the news that my favorite immigrant died: my father-in-law, Paul Gavora. I don’t want to politicize Paul’s story too much, or really at all. For me, the man wasn’t a talking point; he was a hero. Still, one of the things ...

Trek is ‘Superior’ way to focus on school violence

Editorial

There are many reasons to ride around Lake Superior, arguably the most scenic of the Great Lakes and certainly the most remote. A father-daughter duo, who lives in Indianapolis but has Michigan roots, is riding a tandem bicycle around the largest Great Lake to bring awareness to school ...

Congrats in order

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Anthony Katona and assistant coach Kyle Tiglas and the Ishpeming High School Hematites varsity boys basketball team on a great season. Great job to four seniors: Donde Yohe, Drew Collister, Hart Holmgren and Jaden Tucker. Big thank yous ...

Putin’s mind in your brain

Columns

WASHINGTON — Facebook ads purchased by Russia during the 2016 campaign, and released by Congress earlier this month, reveal a clear intent to create havoc in the U.S. — and should make Americans both wary and embarrassed. They also sent a clear message to Americans compliments of Russian ...

Much going on this summer at Sawyer airport

Editorial

Sawyer International Airport and Marquette County officials are expecting an exceedingly busy summer construction season there. Central will be shortening of the facility’s U.S. Air Force-constructed runway, from 12,370 to 9,070 feet, which will be significantly cheaper to maintain, Sawyer ...

Community program helps with addiction

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Over 3,000 people attended the Unite to Face Addiction-Michigan statewide rally in Lansing on May 17. Families Against Narcotics Hope Not Handcuffs program received special recognition and a tribute from Gov. Rick Snyder. Unite to Face Addiction Michigan is ...

NFL still has much work to do

Columns

It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during ...

Working dumb hours

Columns

Dear Annie: I work in health and wellness for the largest retailer in the world. I love my job, but there are so many things I don’t understand. Management is always on us about making money (which I understand), but no matter what we do, it is never enough. We reside in a depressed area ...