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Opinion

NMU board endorses Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Editorial

A move last week by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees to publicly endorse an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on campus may have appeared to casual observers like a housekeeping kind of item, something that might fall into “Other Business” on the board’s agenda. It ...

‘Partial’ impeachment

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Making America Great Again? The suppression of evidence from eye witnesses at the recent impeachment trial is not fair to the president and his political base. Testimony from eye witnesses, which can establish one’s guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, ...

Will voting public like Mike?

Columns

In the seven presidential elections since 1992, the Republican presidential nominee has won the popular vote exactly once. The lone GOP candidate to receive a majority of the national vote was George W. Bush in 2004. Bush’s election-day victory over Democrat John Kerry, who had, in most ...

Another great year of sled dog races

Editorial

We all need a little something to look forward to in the depths of winter. Luckily, mid-February in the Upper Peninsula comes with the promise of a beloved annual tradition: the running of the U.P. 200, Midnight Run and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races. This year marked the 30th anniversary and ...

Commentary on life

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Pro-lifers argue for the infinite value of each precious fertilized human egg until the moment that the baby is actually born. Then, well, not so much. Private and governmental health insurers compute the value of a human life to determine which drugs or treatments ...

Sanders’ attraction familar internationally

Columns

The Democratic Party could soon be taken over by a leftist who has never formally been a member. If it’s any consolation to Democrats, it’s a version of the same wrenching dislocation that has beset the center-left throughout the Western world. One reason Bernie Sanders winning the ...

Voter registration effort at NMU absolutely correct

Editorial

As we approach the end of February, Northern Michigan University students are putting their civic hats on by offering tables around campus to help get as many students as possible registered to vote as part of a state-wide competition. Associated Students of NMU is participating in the Voter ...

Historically speaking

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I work at a local historical society. I deal with local history research every day. I’m familiar with the kind of information it is possible to find about people and events in Marquette County after its establishment in 1843. There is a strange paucity of evidence ...

Sanders not doing so hot

Columns

Bernie Sanders was supposed to run away with the New Hampshire primary. This is his kind of state, where Democrats are mostly educated liberals. Yet the national celebrity from next-door Vermont bested Pete Buttigieg, recently an unknown from Indiana, by less than 4,000 votes. It appears they ...

Sled dog weekend has something for everyone

Editorial

This is the time of year when Marquette and Alger counties go to the dogs ... and love every minute of it. The U.P. 200, Midnight Run and Jackpine 30 sled dog races are upon us, a time when teams of mushers will be racing and spectators will be watching in awe. Many activities are part of ...

Vets need help

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I just read and seen a very disturbing article which stated more U.S. veterans have committed suicide in the last decade than had died in Vietnam. Researchers found suicide for veterans is 21% higher when compared to civilian adults from 2001-2014 statistics, (the ...

Campaign 2020: Democrats in big trouble

Columns

Things are not going swimmingly for the Democrats right now. President Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial, and he gave a State of the Union address that made Democrats feel like the hapless Japanese military as they watched Godzilla stroll through downtown Tokyo. His polling is up ...

Second Amendment sanctuary resolution opinion correct

Editorial

Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese has restated his position on the proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary County resolution, which came during the Feb. 4 meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. Previously, the board denied a public proposal to name the county a ...

Protecting our natural resources

Letters To The Editor

Articles in The Mining Journal report the benefits of the second Community Environmental Monitoring Program Agreement and its utility for use by other communities with mining operations. When the first CEMP agreement was initiated by the original developer of the mine project, a five-member ...

Trump missed opportunity at breakfast

Columns

For 68 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a political oasis, a chance for Republicans, Democrats, national and world leaders to assemble and pray for each other and the nation. Not this year. One could tell where things were headed when President Trump arrived later than most ...

Second Amendment sanctuary resolution opinion correct

Editorial

Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese has restated his position on the proposed Second Amendment Sanctuary County resolution, which came during the Feb. 4 meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. Previously, the board denied a public proposal to name the county a ...

Protecting our natural resources

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Articles in The Mining Journal report the benefits of the second Community Environmental Monitoring Program Agreement and its utility for use by other communities with mining operations. When the first CEMP agreement was initiated by the original developer of the mine ...

Trump missed opportunity at breakfast

Columns

For 68 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a political oasis, a chance for Republicans, Democrats, national and world leaders to assemble and pray for each other and the nation. Not this year. One could tell where things were headed when President Trump arrived later than most other ...

Identity theft vexing state tax return process

Editorial

Local and state media have reported that cyber scammers are pilfering residents’ identities and using the theft to steal income tax returns. It’s happened in recent years all across the state, including right here in Superiorland. In an effort to head off further thefts, the Michigan ...

Impeachment a waste of time

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In regards to the impeachment, I have to agree with the president. It was a “sham,” a “hoax,” a “fake.” It was all that. But it is not “fake,” a “hoax” or a “sham” in any way shape or form in the manner the President implies. Not at all. ...