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Opinion

Ring that bell and help out your community

Editorial

With Christmas now under two weeks away, the final stretch is upon us, and many of us are scrambling to make those final preparations for the big day. However, for those who may have their shopping well in hand, they may want to consider a different kind of gift this holiday season — the gift ...

Writer calling for Trump’s impeachment

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Enough cannot be said. In an ongoing saga of fighting for what is right, an opportunity once again arises for the industrious ant to experience the joy of being of service to the grasshopper disinclined to work. To paraphrase an old saying, let the ant toil whilst the ...

Trump defenders continue to push Ukraine conspiracy theories

Columns

Contrary to heated rhetoric from Democrats, most Republicans understand that Russia was responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s server in 2016 and other efforts to sow mischief in the electoral process. They’ll even admit it when pressed. The problem is they ...

Short term, long term solutions both needed for embattled roadway

Editorial

Lakeshore Boulevard, without a doubt, is one of the most scenic corridors in the city of Marquette. As its name says, it runs along the Lake Superior coastline from South Front Street north to Presque Isle Park. Even when various obstacles such as trees, buildings, rocks and other objects ...

Keep fighting climate change

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: “Fighting food insecurity” by the Journal’s Cecilia Brown in the Health section on Nov. 19 was excellent. It showcased Marquette Senior High School student Deirdre Riesterer doing her part to better the world. Climate change was cited in the article as one ...

Ill will to men (and women)

Columns

Apologies to Elton John, but in Washington and throughout so much of the country, can you feel the hate tonight? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked by reporter James Rosen if she hates President Trump. She responded with an “if looks could kill” fire in her eyes and denounced Rosen for ...

Deer hunters are generous with harvested venison

Editorial

Bravo to deer hunters in the state of Michigan for demonstrating a high degree of generosity in sharing their venison with people and families in need. According to a story in The Detroit Free Press, this year has been record-breaking. Michigan hunters have donated more than 58,000 pounds of ...

Libs afraid of Trump

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: After listening to the whining and crying coming from these liberal Democrats for so long, I have come to the conclusion that they are afraid of President Trump. Think about it. He is not a politician, he is a business man. These liberals are career politicians. They ...

It’s all high crimes and misnomers

Columns

WASHINGTON — Notwithstanding three out of four law professors’ case for impeaching the president during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, I remain unconvinced. Much to my disappointment, I should add. The crux of this dreary impeachment process is whether Donald Trump ...

Improve background checks for people who work with seniors

Editorial

We wholeheartedly agree with the conclusions of a new report that says the state Aging and Adult Services Agency should tighten up its criminal background check policies for employees, contractors’ staff and volunteers to better protect older adults. The report is from the state Auditor ...

Support for bill urged

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As more Americans feel the impact of climate change, the country grows more concerned. Recent polls show that 80% of Americans want Congress to put politics aside and work together on a bipartisan solution to climate change, and this includes a majority of ...

Disgraceful move against Salvation Army

Columns

Damaging photos of Pete Buttigieg have surfaced — ringing a bell for the Salvation Army. The images of the South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate participating in the Red Kettle Ring Off, a friendly competition between officials from South Bend and nearby Mishawaka over who ...

Annual DNR land auction may offer opportunities

Editorial

Looking for a deal on wooded property that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? If so, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources might have just the ticket. Starting next Tuesday, the agency will hold its annual winter auction of surplus public land. This time around, the DNR will offer 147 ...

Trump scares writer

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: During the Cold War, our national intelligence community found that the U.S. was vulnerable to a Soviet air attack from across the North Pole. That led to establishment of 63 radar stations on our border. It was known as the DEW (Distant Early Warning) line and Calumet ...

Stage set for House impeachment; Senate poised to acquit president

Columns

Jules Witcover WASHINGTON — House Democrats, having trotted out three academic experts on Wednesday to support the impeachment of President Trump, and House Republicans, having brought out one expert against it, now move on to consider actual articles that the House Judiciary Committee is ...

Cell phones should be allowed in Michigan courts

Letters To The Editor

The Michigan Supreme Court should embrace the 21st century and adopt a proposed amendment to court rules that would allow cell phones and other electronic devices in state courthouses. The court held a public hearing on the matter Wednesday. The proposal, submitted by the Michigan State ...

Veep Mike Pence is not what he seems to be

Columns

Connie Schultz In January of this year, I met Vice President Mike Pence and behaved like the woman my mother would have wanted me to be. She was a lifelong, working-class Democrat, a Christian who was pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ when it wasn’t easy to be so in the Midwest. She’s been ...

Liberal columnist missed mark in comparing red, blue states

Columns

Mona Charen Josef Stalin is reputed to have said: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” In the hands of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the deaths of thousands can be a partisan bludgeon. A number of scholars have pondered the recent rise in ...

TKE members to complete run after tragic accident

Editorial

We hope the streets of Marquette this afternoon were full of spectators cheering on a special group of young men, who are showing great strength through adversity. These young men are the Theta-Iota chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Northern Michigan University. Each year, the ...

Change mascot

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: My name is Megan Anderegg Malone and I am a member of the Marqutte Senior High School Class of 1997. During my years at MSHS, I received a stellar education from world-class teachers and I was enthusiastically involved in all aspects of student life, from student ...