Opinion

Driver recognized

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I just wanted to tell you how great one of your drivers is, Mark Rogers who delivers in the Ishpeming area just called our office to let us know that one of the men he delivers to is home from a care facility and needs to have his meals started back up. Normally, when ...

Double standard apparent in how Trump is treated

Columns

Finding someone in Washington who is nonpartisan and puts the nation’s interests ahead of their own is so rare these days that he or she, if found, might well qualify as an endangered species. But once in a while — call it the law of averages — someone speaks the truth. It happened last ...

Marquette Econ Club speaker lineup for 2018-19 a good one

Editorial

Looks like a solid line up of speakers for the Economic Club of Marquette County’s 2018-19 season. Known informally as the Econ Club, the group has been bringing in speakers of note and import for decades in one-per-month addresses Monday nights at the Ramada Inn. If the greater Marquette ...

Congressional oversight needed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The following may be considered an open letter to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. On July 13, the Justice Department announced the indictment of a dozen Russian military intelligence officers on charges that they hacked U.S. computers in an effort to disrupt the ...

‘Officers eat last’ is Corps rule

Columns

The Marine Corps lives by one hard-and-fast rule foreign to American corporate and financial life: “Officers eat last.” Simply stated, the Marine officer in command does not eat until all the Marines he is responsible for — beginning with the corporals and the privates — have first been ...

Public defender plan will improve quality of legal representation

Editorial

Given the amount of work that needs to be done, we like the move Marquette County has made to establish a public defender's office, which provide legal representation for adult defendants in Marquette County’s district and circuit courts who cannot afford counsel. The move traces its roots ...

Trump supporters should wake up

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: With all the recent controversy about the president and his followers ranting “fake news” at CNN, MSNBC, or other news organizations he doesn’t approve of, one wonders what is the definition of fake news. I remember election night 2016 when CNN and MSNBC, as ...

Trump dealing with a toady’s revenge

Columns

Hell hath no fury like a toady scorned. Michael Cohen, to all appearances, seems a hapless sort — a lawyer with no clients, a millionaire whose wealth from New York taxi medallions faced diminishing in the Uber age, a Donald Trump loyalist who received no appointment to a government job, a ...

Here’s when compromising goes too far

Columns

Dear Annie: I read your column daily, but this is my first time writing to you. My issue is with our adjacent neighbors. They have two small dogs. The man picks up the dog waste and puts it in a pile at the edge of our property. When they moved in a year and a half ago, I observed that he was ...

Bennett well spent career helping others at Bay Cliff camp

Editorial

A life well lived might be measured by the number of people attending your funeral. A career well served, on the other hand, could be measured in many ways, from professional accolades to the amount of wealth you’ve accumulated. For Tim Bennett, longtime executive director at Bay Cliff ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

All life matters To the Journal editor: The nearly universal realization that life has value is a relatively new concept in the course of human existence. Almost 160 years ago began the struggle for freedom from slavery for many Americans. The founding father’s thesis of inalienable ...

Questions that Kavanaugh should be asked by Senate

Columns

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats are at daggers drawn over confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Instead, they should unsheathe some questions designed to illuminate the excitement of constitutional reasoning. The Constitution vests in Congress the power to tax. ...

Young woman dies and GOP sees opportunity

Columns

On the day she disappeared last month, Mollie Tibbetts had left her boyfriend’s home in a small town in Iowa to go for run. As has been widely reported now, Chisthian Rivera was driving when he spotted 20-year-old Tibbetts, who was white. An Iowa law enforcement official said Rivera told ...

Information from Cohen could do damage to Trump

Columns

An avid fan of President Trump, she carried a red Make America Great Again hat in the backseat of her car. But when she was asked to render a verdict on Paul Manafort, she voted guilty. Juror Paula Duncan told Fox News that “Finding Mr. Manafort guilty was hard for me. I wanted him to be ...

Another opinion

Columns

Give schools OK for early start Michigan education continues to lag, as evidenced by its lackluster marks on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test released this spring. Yet even with its students scoring below average across the board, the state still maintains restrictions that ...

UPAWS looking for a little help from its many friends

Editorial

By now, just about everyone knows that the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter — UPAWS, for short — is building a new facility along M-553 in Sands Township. Although construction on the facility is nearing completion, and a capital fundraising campaign has generated about $3 million ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Give Trump a chance To the Journal editor: The letter of Aug. 22 criticizes those congress members who fail to confront President Trump. Hasn’t he been facing incessant resistance from the political left, not only now but from day one. When does he get any Democrat vote in ...

Many great musical performances on display this weekend

Editorial

The Marquette area is well known for its vast array of musical talent. That array is on full display locally this weekend. That includes tonight’s concert at Lighthouse Point Park, put on by the Marquette Maritime Museum and featuring The Knockabouts, a local Celtic music group. The show is ...

Bible is God’s word

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In the July 29 Mining Journal, I read with interest Wally Tuccini’s rebuttal to my letter to the editor dated July 21. Apparently Wally does not believe that the Bible is “the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God.” As proof, Wally claims that two penguins ...

Enviro malpractice washes onto beach

Columns

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him. It’s true that red tide — an evil-smelling algae bloom now fouling the precious beaches along Florida’s southwestern coast — is an oft-repeated natural ...