Opinion

Life Tracker celebrates 10 years of helping our community

Editorial

A program that helps caregivers and the authorities keep track of people who have a tendency to wander recently turned 10. Life Tracker is the result of a partnership between the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Marquette County, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, TRIAD of Marquette ...

God loves us all

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: A crucial factor in touching the lives of others is joyfully accepting that we ourselves are unconditionally loved and loveable 24/7. God said through the prophet Jeremiah, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to ...

Simply put, McCain is a patriot

Columns

In this unheroic era when prominent American males prove their abiding patriotism by prominently displaying an American flag pin in the lapel of their suit jacket, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., remains seriously out of step. McCain has never been a flag waver. With the steady devotion of a ...

State initiative to ban Chinese lanterns a very good idea

Editorial

We like a good time down at The Mining Journal as much as anyone. But legislation introduced into the Michigan House of Representatives that would ban Chinese lanterns in Michigan might make sense. The popular devices, which are already illegal in 29 states including Minnesota, Illinois, ...

State initiative to ban Chinese lanterns a very good idea

Editorial

We like a good time down at The Mining Journal as much as anyone. But legislation introduced into the Michigan House of Representatives that would ban Chinese lanterns in Michigan might make sense. The popular devices, which are already illegal in 29 states including Minnesota, Illinois, ...

Cambensy getting his vote for state house

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I am writing this letter to show my support for Sara Cambensy’s candidacy for Michigan’s 109th State House of Representatives district seat. The reason I am supporting Sara is because during her time on the Marquette City Commission, she has consistently voted in ...

‘Recognizing America’s Children Act’ deserves Trump’s support

Columns

President Donald Trump may not yet have built his “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border or figured out a way to make Mexico pay for it, but immigration is one area where the president seems committed to keeping his campaign promises. Illegal immigration, which was already at a ...

‘Recognizing America’s Children Act’ deserves Trump’s support

Columns

President Donald Trump may not yet have built his “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border or figured out a way to make Mexico pay for it, but immigration is one area where the president seems committed to keeping his campaign promises. Illegal immigration, which was already at a ...

Michigan State Police marking 100 years of outstanding service

Editorial

The Michigan State Police was established 100 years ago, and while many things have changed over the last century, some others have not. Troopers don’t ride around on horses much anymore, having swapped out the four-legged animal as the primary option long ago for much faster and more ...

Likes Cambensy for state House

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I write to endorse Sara Cambensy for election as our next state representative. Unlike other candidates, Ms. Cambensy has articulated her positions on a variety of issues, including tax parity. For example, she has suggested that our state adopt a more pragmatic ...

Looking back on Detroit riot after 50 years

Columns

Michael Barone Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig — an illegal after-hours bar — in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The ...

Backing Derocha in House race

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In this roiling political climate, it is imperative voters support an experienced candidate who has an articulate voice and the power to be heard. With just four districts representing the entirety of the Upper Peninsula versus 106 downstate districts, we must come ...

Let’s not mirror how Trump is shutting down discussion

Columns

connie schultz In early 2006, the City Club of Cleveland invited President George W. Bush to speak. At the time, this invitation was a controversial one, as the Iraq War was becoming increasingly unpopular and plenty of Americans blamed Bush for having relied on false intelligence to wage ...

Why would you want to call Vladimir Putin a friend?

Columns

mona charen Leaving aside the question as to whether there was actual collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, it is undisputed that candidate Donald Trump was eager for a friendship between our two nations. The most recent accounts of the ...

Vitti should keep charter door open

Columns

We understand new Detroit schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has his hands full as he seeks to move the district beyond crisis mode. But recent comments indicating Vitti wants to get the Detroit Public Schools Community District out of the charter school business seem very short ...

Developing county jail diversion effort a step in right direction

Editorial

For a long time, sociologists and other professional observers of human behavior have been telling us that putting mentally ill criminal offenders into the same cell arrangements as garden variety crooks is the wrong thing to do, often creating more problems than there were to start out. With ...

Lidded containers best option for city

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: With regard to the choices concerning garbage and recyclables pick up, I think the strongest argument for the lidded containers is that when you put out the plastic bags, within minutes, the ravens are poking holes and dragging out garbage onto the streets. It’s ...

Biden makes pitch for keeping Obamacare

Columns

Jules witcover WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has never been known to hold his tongue when he has something on his mind. So it’s not surprising that six months after leaving the vice presidency, he wrote a Washington Post piece the other day unequivocally defending Obamacare, his old boss’s ...