Opinion

Remembering our nation’s veterans

Editorial

Who remembers the young man — just a boy, really — who was cut to pieces by German machine gun fire on June 6, 1944, his lifeless body falling to the sand of Omaha Beach? His comrades in arms, those still left among us, remember. They recall his name, his hometown, the trouble he got into ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Grateful for ultimate sacrifice To the Journal editor: With Memorial Day coming up, a time that we’re thankful to those who had served and also those who had paid the “Ultimate Sacrifice” so that we are still a free country, in which we are still able to enjoy our freedom. I’d ...

For Democrats, winnowing is at work

Columns

WASHINGTON — “We’re cutting out some of this ear hair that you get when you get older,” said the 46-year-old manchild who is auditioning to be Skateboarder-in-Chief. Live-streaming his visit to an El Paso barbershop, Beto O’Rourke continued: “It grows out of your ears, and if you ...

In defense of a career in education

Columns

It’s been 25 years now that I have served as a professional educator. I started as a paraprofessional at a summer migrant program downstate in Hart, Michigan while in college helping English language learners. After graduating, I became a teacher of a variety of subjects in English and ...

Comrade Sanders targets America’s charter schools

Columns

Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education. The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head and not block black children from attending ...

Another opinion

Columns

Lansing, take note: Parents want better schools now Michigan faces competing challenges that deserve lawmakers’ attention, from fixing the roads to reducing outrageous auto insurance rates. Parents in the state believe that improving schools is even more important, however, and that ...

Another great U.P. Honor Flight is in the books

Editorial

Congratulations to all who put in countless hours of work planning the 16th mission of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. On Wednesday, a plane full of Vietnam, Korean War and World War II veterans left Escanaba just a bit after sunrise and winged its way to Washington, D.C. These veterans, ...

Judge Greeley will be missed, but his legacy will live on

Editorial

On Monday, May 20 retired U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley was honored during an official portrait unveiling recognizing his retirement. When Greeley applied for the magistrate judge position in 1988 he was only 33 years old and he became the youngest federal judge in the United ...

UP Honor Flight is grateful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight thanks Bald Eagle Harley Davidson of Marquette for its UPHF fundraiser, the Spring Breakout at the Island Resort and Casino on March 23. UPHF thanks all who donated, purchased tickets or helped in any way. While we did not sell ...

Celebrate the truth bringers

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I think we need to celebrate The News and newspapers that bring us the truth! We need the truth in order to be a functioning democracy. Robert Mueller’s report does support what The News and newspapers have been saying and the lies from this administration should be ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Tired of investigations To the Journal editor: Investigate, spinvestigate ... don’t the endless investigations of Trump and associates get you tired? What really irritates is the disparity of treatment between Trump and his opposition. On the one hand, Trump and associates have been ...

A cap on interest rates that are charged consumers? Yes

Columns

The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low — naively too low. Too bad the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, weren’t more careful, because their clumsy approach hands ...

Billboards show abortion at forefront

Columns

WASHINGTON — Driving along Colorado’s scenic byways, one might be distracted these days by a series of billboards promoting safe abortions or, depending upon one’s route, alternatives to abortion, as well as assorted child-rearing recommendations. They make one wistful for the old crazy ...

Always use caution when flying drones

Editorial

One of the hottest electronic items being purchased the last couple of years has been drones. Being able to fly a drone with a camera on it is very exciting and we understand why it is such a popular item. What comes along with the enjoyment of flying a drone also comes the responsibility of ...

Wrong writer named in Tuesday’s letter

Letters To The Editor

In a letter published Tuesday, letter writer Fred Jakobic attributed a previous letter from April 27’s editorial page to Jan Amundsen when in fact the letter was written by Tony Gerstberger of Mohawk and was published the same day as a letter from Amundsen. To clarify this misconception, Ms. ...

Noon Kiwanis Club BBQ chicken coming

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It’s that time of year again when you can smell the delicious aroma of barbecued chicken emanating from Lakeview Arena on Sunday, June 9th. The Noon Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 63rd annual chicken barbecue fundraising event (the longest nonprofit fundraising event ...

DUH: HUD housing should put Americans first

Letters To The Editor

We no longer live in a constitutional republic. We live in an idiocracy. Only in modern-day America, under the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, is the basic proposition that federally subsidized public housing should benefit American citizens and legal residents slammed as ...

Salmon in the Classroom a great addition to schools

Editorial

It’s easier to understand how fish grow when you actually watch them. Throughout the school year, area schools have been participating in the Salmon in the Classroom program in which the Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides the fish eggs, and the Fred Waara Chapter of Trout ...

Carrying paper is good for you

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal needs paper carriers. Having done this job for awhile now, I can honestly say it is not an unpleasant job and actually has many positives. Like the centenarians in the Blue Zone of the world, where their environment nudges them into walking often, ...

Pro-lifers ready for change

Columns

Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures — the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative victories. That may be about to change. ...