Opinion

Name of the game: Votes for Democrats

Columns

San Francisco is permitting “undocumented immigrants,” as political correctness demands we label them, to register to vote this November in local school board elections. Who doubts this is the first step by the left and Democrats toward full voting rights in state and eventually in federal ...

What’s past should stay in past

Columns

Dear Annie: I have been divorced for many years. I was married to the same man for 25 years. I put a lot into the marriage, including helping raise and support stepchildren and his grandchildren. No one knows what went on behind closed doors to cause the marriage to end but he and I. We live in ...

Being recognized always welcome

Editorial

We were pleased over the weekend to announce that The Mining Journal had captured six awards for journalistic excellence in the 2017 Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Mining Journal competed in the Daily Class C category for newspapers with a circulation from 5,001 to ...

Nobody knows who the 2020 presidential nominees will be

Columns

As was wisely observed inside the world of renowned philosopher Peter Pan, “All this has happened before, and it will all happen again.” Never is that more true than when American voters choose our presidential nominees. Recall 1976, when, after the criminality, corruption and involuntary ...

LWV-sponsored forum a great chance to review candidates

Editorial

The election season locally kicks off in earnest this week with a League of Women Voters-sponsored candidate forum for the Marquette City Commission. The gathering, which will feature a total of eight non-partisan candidates including a pair of incumbents, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ...

Hospice, familes supported by event

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: With our sixth annual “Dancing with our Stars Marquette County Style” fundraiser over for another tremendous season, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone in this community and beyond for making this popular event what it is today. First, the dance stars, ...

Explaining Trump’s behavior nearly impossible to do

Columns

We may never know what took place behind closed doors in Helsinki between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, but we know enough from public pronouncements on both sides to be worried. Very worried. For perhaps the first time in U.S. history, we have a president whose loyalty the ...

Doesn’t like male medical professionals

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a problem that I don’t think is unique to me. I am a senior in high school and an extremely modest girl. I have nightmares about being seen or treated by male doctors and nurses. My mother is insisting that I go to see her gynecologist, a young man. What she does not know ...

Hiawatha fest marks 40 years with this weekend’s gathering

Editorial

For 40 years, a special, joyful event has been an important part of summer in the Upper Peninsula. Today, the 40th annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival wraps up another successful weekend of music, art, dance and fellowship. Members of the Hiawatha Music Co-op pour heart and soul into ...

Too much noise!

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I live in a residential area of Marquette. During the past two 4th of July holidays my family has endured some very negative effects of the recently state-approved mortar fireworks. The mortars were so loud, sent hot embers of debris onto my home and property, children ...

America ‘put last’ at Helsinki

Columns

George Will WASHINGTON — America’s child president had a playdate with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing daycare. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment. Jeane Kirkpatrick, a Democrat closely ...

Choice key in insurance plans

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Any day now, the federal government will once again let short-term health insurance plans last for 364 days, instead of capping them at three months, like it’s done since 2017. Short-term health plans are supposed to bridge unexpected gaps in health insurance ...

Putin speaks code that only Trump can understand

Columns

Mona Charen Back when word first leaked that Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer and others offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, President Trump seemed to think he was supplying an exculpatory cover story. Flying home from Germany on Air Force One, ...

Make voting better: Make it easy

Columns

If you haven’t registered to vote in the Aug. 7 primaries, it is too late for you to participate. The deadline for registering to vote was July 8. It probably is not a coincidence that a coalition of progressive groups submitted 430,000 petition signatures that same Monday to eliminate ...

Budget gains at Gwinn district show positive movement

Editorial

Baby steps. That’s how the budgetary progress being made at the Gwinn Area Community Schools might be characterized and measured, based on recent board of education moves. According to GACS Superintendent Sandy Petrovich, the panel approved a new General Fund spending package that went into ...

Seek the truth

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27) The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God. There is a potential for evil in all of us. Choices are given to each of us. None ...

Trump digs himself a deeper hole

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — President Trump took to television Tuesday to “clarify” his position on alleged Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election, as stated at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin. The only thing he clarified was his astonishing ability to make matters ...

Lake Superior Theatre marking 20 years of excellence

Editorial

We congratulate all involved with the Lake Superior Theatre as it marks its 20th anniversary. This little gem is located in a working boathouse filled with marine artifacts at 270 N. Lakeshore Boulevard. It began its season where it started with the local treasure “Beacon on the Rock,” ...

US immigration policy unwise

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: President Trump called immigrants rapists, murders and “bad hombres” while campaigning. He claims they come here to commit heinous crimes and to take your job. Never mind that facts show these rants to be false. In border towns, crime has dropped and the flow ...

Foreigners boycott Trump’s America

Columns

Are President Trump’s threats and insults against our allies just an obnoxious negotiating tactic? It hardly matters, because they haven’t worked. And it’s worse than not working. Trump has turned “made in America” into consumer poison around the globe. Trump is not content to wage ...