Opinion

Trump is not the enemy

Columns

The Establishment, a construct of Democrats and Republicans that rules in Washington no matter which party controls government, appears to be over its fainting spell following Donald Trump’s election. It is now throwing everything at him from a daily — make that hourly, even minute by ...

Missing case for GOP health care

Columns

At 2 o’clock on a Friday morning in July — after having successfully run in three national elections on their party’s repeated promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which Barack Obama had spent the first two years of his own presidency (and a lot of political popularity) getting ...

Eagle Mine mineral lease request has a lot of people talking

Editorial

Intriguing. That’s how we’d characterize a request from Eagle Mine to lease the mineral rights on thousands of Upper Peninsula acres including a small number of acres in Marquette County. According to Meagen Morrison, social responsibility adviser at Eagle Mine, most of the Marquette ...

Region represented on new statewide education committee

Editorial

Two of 24 teachers from districts across the state selected to serve on a committee to guide implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act are from the Upper Peninsula. Chris Woods is from Calumet while Gina Pepin is from Escanaba. They will join 22 others from K-12 public schools in ...

Twitter a poor way to issue orders from commander in chief

Columns

Serving in the U.S. military is a privilege, not a right. Not everyone who wishes to serve can be allowed to do so, for a variety of reasons — age, physical and mental fitness, education, and legal status, to name a few. The purpose of the military is not to advance a social or political ...

Commission meeting Monday will include a lot about garbage

Editorial

Members of the Marquette City Commission Monday are expected to make decisions relative to garbage collection and management that stakeholders should be aware of. The panel will consider bids by a trio of companies to manage the tons of refuse produced by city homes and businesses each ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Follow the right path to the Lord To the Journal editor: I recently read the summer issue of Health and Happiness. Most of the articles focused on more or less worldly ways to find happiness but some health articles were good for maintaining and taking care of your body in regards to ...

Dems, Trump both behaving irrationally

Columns

What is it about Russia — some vestige of all those Cold War spy films, perhaps — that makes so many people, on all political sides, behave so irrationally when it’s mentioned? Consider the behavior of the Democrats, who are seeking to prove that Donald Trump and/or his campaign ...

Community colleges play key role in modern education

Columns

For all the focus on our nation’s schools, community colleges get short shrift. In the debates about the role education plays in our nation’s economy and democracy, we too often overlook our two-year colleges. Originally created more than a century ago, arising from a variety of forces ...

Islamic State did unspeakable damage to ancient city of Mosul

Columns

Jon Stewart, formerly of Comedy Central, used to call the segments about Iraq “mess-o-potamia.” Perhaps the most ample and appropriate name for all the years we have been there. When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in western Mosul (recently) to declare its liberation from ...

Another opinion

Columns

Part-time legislature is the worst choice of them all A part-time legislature may cost the state less money. It might mean more time spent at home among constituents for some legislators. And it could mean fewer session days. These do not make it a good idea. And it's certainly not the ...

Voters must pay attention to Tuesday’s primary election

Editorial

With the month of July nearly behind us, election season is right around the corner now, and we at The Mining Journal will once again strive to provide our readers with some of the best information possible to aid you in making your decision at the ballot box. Every election is important, and ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Primary election recommendations To the Journal editor: If you haven’t alreay voted in the Democratic primary, there are three very good reasons to go to the polls on Aug. 8. 1. Vote for Sara Cambensy for State Representative. Sara deeply cares and is solid on the issues that impact ...

John McCain’s repeal votes are most curious

Columns

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain stole the show this week with his dramatic return to the Senate to vote on the repeal of Obamacare, after surgery revealed he has brain cancer. Republican and Democratic colleagues alike gave him a standing ovation as the body narrowly voted to begin debate on ...

Weekend loaded with fun, family-friendly activities

Editorial

This should be an amazing weekend for anyone who wants to get out to have some fun. Today’s Blueberry Fest in downtown Marquette, which continues until 7 tonight, is just the start. Saturday morning, swimmers hit the waters of Teal Lake in Negaunee-Ishpeming for the 14th annual Swim Teal ...

Letters to the Editor: Voting for Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Soon, we will be at the polls again. As a district, we need to make sure our voices are heard, so I urge you to get out and vote. That said, I also urge you to read and learn as much as you can about all the candidates on our ballot. My family and I have done so, and ...

Last days of Charlie Gard have been sadly public

Columns

Charlie Gard’s parents were working on the last major decision they will make for him: how he will die. Chris Gard and Connie Yates had given up their fight to secure an effective therapy for their severely brain-damaged 11-month-old baby. They’ve just agreed to have him spend his last ...