Opinion

Letters to the Editor: Plan is flawed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Upon reading Tim Clancy’s letter to the editor (April 22, The Mining Journal) and that of the guest editorialist in the Journal’s April 5 edition, the phrase “smoke and mirrors” came to mind. A group known as the Citizens Climate Lobby has developed a ...

Obama ‘selling’ office

Columns

The headline in the March 5, 1929 edition of the Chicago Tribune read, “Plain Citizen Coolidge Shuts Desk and Quietly Goes Home.” Calvin Coolidge would write a newspaper column from Northampton, Massachusetts, for which he presumably was paid a pittance, but other than that he refused to ...

Great Lakes funding appears safe — for now

Editorial

One of the great concerns in the budget initially proposed by President Donald Trump was the big cuts targeted for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. That initiative is safe, at least for the time being. A budget deal reached Sunday night by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate ...

Letters to the Editor: Chief Wahoo should be shown door

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Ryan Stieg’s recent column suggesting the Cleveland Indians retire their Chief Wahoo was right on target. It is, I think, one of the most degrading and humiliating logos in sports for Native Americans. Their Chief Wahoo looks like his mental abilities are sub-par, ...

Writer is missing Kate O’Beirne

Columns

My adopted hometown of Washington has been accused, not always unfairly, of being a city full of scheming climbers who are frantically courting the company and the favor of the powerful. In this and so many respects, Kate O’Beirne — the conservative leader and writer who died too soon, at ...

State is on target in wanting to improve vets homes

Editorial

We generally like what's being discussed above and below the bridge relative to improving the delivery and overall quality of veterans' care in the state of Michigan. Presently, the state operates two large-scale veterans homes, one in Grand Rapids and the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in ...

Letters to the editor: Area was hunting for Easter eggs

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank all those that participated, and endured all sorts of weather, during the second annual Marquette City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt. It was great to see so many families outside having fun together while hunting for an Easter egg! I would also like to ...

President needs to focus on job

Columns

Donald Trump wants to have it both ways: He has had the most successful first 100 days as president in the history of the republic (or at least since FDR, depending on which day he makes the claim); or the 100-day standard is more media-concocted fake news, and we shouldn’t even be looking at ...

Release of federal Asian carp report key to battling species

Editorial

We join a handful of lawmakers representing both parties in calling for the release of a federal report — considered key by stakeholders — that details how to proceed in the war against the aggressive Asian carp. The report, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, was initially expected ...

UPHS-Marquette making hard choices in tough environment

Editorial

Recent employee cuts at Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette has become the talk of the town. Since Duke LifePoint has taken over the hospital, there have been many changes including a reduction in the number of people employed at the hospital. People like to reflect back on the days that ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Miners are congratulated To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, assistant coach Chris Prunick, manager Kyle Waterman and the Negaunee Miners boys varsity basketball team on a great season. Great job to the six seniors: No. 4 Mark Anderson; No. 20 Brock Aho; No. ...

New/old politics of capital vs. countryside still apply

Columns

Capital vs. countryside — that’s the new political divide, visible in multiple surprise election results over the past 11 months. It cuts across old partisan lines and replaces traditional divisions — labor vs. management, north vs. south, Catholic vs. Protestant — among voters. This ...

Trump always bedeviled by his unkept promises

Columns

WASHINGTON — On the eve of President Trump’s completion of 100 days in office, his most highly touted promise of building a wall on our southern border, and his insistence that Mexico will pay for it, remains conspicuously unfulfilled. He has cavalierly dismissed his failure to meet his ...

Other opinions

Columns

Water deal best for Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's recommendation that Flint remain with the Great Lakes Water Authority rather than switching once again to a new drinking water source is the best choice for a city that needs both stability and trust in the safety of its water. Flint had been ...

City should proceed with caution in Ok’ing waterfront businesses

Editorial

Presque Isle Park in Marquette this summer will have one more attraction to draw tourists and local outdoor enthusiasts after the city commission approved a non-exclusive lease with Superior Kayaking Co. The company wants to set up a kayak rental operation near the Superior Watershed ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Help with Marquette’s spring clean up today To the Journal editor: For the past 39 years, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. has encouraged all residents of Marquette to participate in the Annual Spring Clean Up. Our target date this year is today. Over 40 ...

Can we think our way past robots?

Columns

Never mind the wall that President Trump said Mexico must pay for but then Congress must pay for; either that or much of the working class loses its health coverage. Oh, he’s dropped that? Well, it made for a lively 24 hours. Bubbling beneath today’s comic-book politics are threats to ...

Letters to the Editor: Kyle, NMU thanked

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank Walt Kyle and the Northern Michigan University hockey department for sending three of their Swedish and Finnish players to our Vasa Lodge meeting last month. The three fine students gave us a presentation about their individual experiences which ...