Opinion

Special counsel probe a constant worry for GOP

Columns

mona charen It has become an article of faith in some quarters on the right — well, most — that Robert Mueller’s investigation has found no evidence of collusion with Russia and has accordingly shifted gears to process crimes like lying to the FBI or obstruction of justice. Having ...

Line 5 tunnel a practical solution

Columns

While it is hard for many people to accept, the world still runs on oil and gas. In fact, 60 percent of energy production in the United States in 2017 came from the two fossil fuels. It will be a long time before that reality changes significantly. Renewable energy sources are on the rise, ...

Journalists cited as Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Editorial

The Time Person of the Year award is one of those honors that a lot of people wait for. Given out since 1927 and called “Man of the Year” until 1999, the nod has gone to dictators and debutantes. Soviet strongman Josef Stalin was man of the year twice, in 1939 and 1942. Lyndon B. ...

Carbon bill deserves support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We rarely believe those who detect dangers from warning signs before others see it. Examples of ignoring such warnings include the following: the invasion of Kuwait, the 2008 recession, the Fukushima nuclear disaster and even rise of ISIS and 9/11, which have been quite ...

Trump’s latest miscalculation: Underestimating Nancy Pelosi

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who has declared the American press “the enemy of the people,” invited some of them into the Oval Office (recently) to witness his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic congressional leaders. He soon had ...

Commencement at NMU a time to reflect, celebrate

Editorial

It’s graduation eve for 512 undergraduate students and 33 graduate students at Northern Michigan University. Saturday morning, 401 of these folks will participate in the graduation ceremony at the Superior Dome, with family and friends packing into the facility to see this hard-earned, ...

Walkers beware

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On my way to Northern Michigan University (recently) on Fourth Street ,there were two men walking in the right lane of the road side by side. I stopped, rolled down my window and suggested they walk on the other side of the road, facing traffic as the law states for ...

Pelosi more than match for Trump in Oval Office

Columns

“Trump wants her to be speaker. It’s perfect for him.” — Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., of #FiveWhiteGuys fame, disparaging Nancy Pelosi in early November She looks so poised, so harmless, this 78-year-old grandmother with the soft voice, the easy smile. Such a smart strategy for the most ...

Community rallies to support therapy dog-in-training

Editorial

Wednesday’s Journal featured a front-page story about Kado-Kibou, AKA “Kado,” a local puppy-in-training to be a therapy dog that was recently diagnosed with a rare liver condition that will require a costly surgery. Many community members are banding together in an effort to raise ...

Carbon tax plan deserves support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The latest news on the future of our climate has been consistently on the negative side, whether it’s from international organizations or from the most recent U.S. National Climate Assessment. But there is room for optimism. A recent bipartisan group of legislators ...

Voting for animals is voting for humanity

Columns

WASHINGTON — For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America’s dinner plates, passage this week of the farm bill would be a gift befitting the season — and a grand bipartisan gesture to close out the year. The Senate sent an earlier ...

Marquette high schoolers wake up to business experience

Editorial

A lot of people need their cup of coffee in the morning. News flash: High schoolers are people too. A student-run coffee shop called Wake U.P. operates in conjunction with Christine Columb’s marketing class at Marquette Senior High School. Located on the second floor, the shop is open ...

Cal Thomas’ view on climate change wrong

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: A recent U.S. government report called the National Climate Assessment warns that human-caused climate change is quite real and that it poses immediate and massive threats to the health and well-being of all Americans. This document was the result of research by 13 ...

Mean-spirited media do 180 on Bush

Columns

Before George H.W. Bush fades from memory into the darkness of history books, one more point needs to be made. It is about the contrast between how most of the major media treated him when he was president and how they mostly (but not completely) did a 180 during their coverage and commentary ...

Kids safety will be improved under police-bus program

Editorial

If motorists in the Marquette area are entertaining thoughts of passing that stopped school bus up ahead, the one with the blinking stop lights on it and the children around it, and the manifest danger of such activity isn’t enough to dissuade them, here’s another reason. A uniformed law ...

Passerby saved pup

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: This is a note to the kind, caring lady that stopped her car and ultimately several others, (recently) on Wright Street, to corral our runaway dog with her leash on. You prevented what could have been a tragic event that would have caused us great sadness. In the heat ...

Dems face key responsibility in selecting 2020 candidate

Columns

Yes, it’s true that their party just won the House majority and more House seats, 40, than in any election since 1974 (and with the increasing likelihood of a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District after confirmed reports of Republican election fraud there, maybe 41) ...

Additional care, caution needed to prevent fires

Editorial

We hope readers were paying attention to comments from a pair of veteran area fire fighters in a story that ran over the weekend about fire safety. Negaunee Township Fire Chief Jeff Kontio observed that the cold weather months, especially those that fall within the traditional holiday season, ...

City of Marquette on right track

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I am a Marquette Native. When I was a little girl, the shoreline was an ecological disaster. Where the Hampton Inn sits, there were vast, rusting oil tanks. Mattson Park replaced an enormous coal pile whose dust blew all the way to my house on Front Street hill, turning ...

Deserving leaders we choose

Columns

There is not much to say about President George H.W. Bush that has not already been said in the days celebrating the late man’s heroic and honorable life. But as the nation mourned, one could sense a great longing for a return to the civility and integrity of a previous era. More than ...