×

Opinion

Marquette365 a great way to keep in virtual touch

Editorial

How can a person be culturally aware in the Marquette area and still follow Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order? There’s a way. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is inviting the public to use the Marquette365 community calendar to upload and share ...

Disrespectful tweets do not help anything

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Just in case you missed this, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has lately been pressuring the White House to send needed medical supplies to Michigan to help fight the COVID-19 epidemic. We are one of the hardest hit states by the epidemic. Rather than expressing support and ...

Cypher as a presidential candidate

Columns

What William McKinley was to the front-porch campaign, Joe Biden is to the basement campaign. Sidelined and confined to his house by the dictates of coronavirus social distancing, the former vice president has been limited to intermittent appearances from a makeshift studio in his basement. ...

Plenty of political blame laying and it’s just starting

Editorial

Although the nation has only just begun burying its coronavirus dead, the finger pointing has already started on who’s to blame for the uneven response the U.S. has had to the pandemic. Republicans claim, among other things, that Democrats did too little when President Barack Obama was in ...

Medical plans questioned

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: With the COVID-19 pandemic quickly spreading across the country, it was apparent that eventually it would reach us here in the Upper Peninsula. Seeing what other parts of the country are experiencing should wake us up to what is possible and what things will be needed ...

Anti-pandemic rules the opposite of anti-climate change rules

Columns

It’s unnerving, and perhaps instructive, that the arrangements elites have been prescribing for dealing with what they call our most dangerous environmental threat — climate change, formerly known as global warming — are almost precisely the opposite of the arrangements deployed to deal ...

8-18 Media: Coronavirus takes its toll on youth too

Columns

This virus has affected me in many different ways. On Thursday, March 12, was my birthday. I took the day off of school to spend with my mother and father. We went to the library, Red Lobster, and some other places. My aunt asked my mother if we could watch her kids, my cousins. The oldest is ...

Engage seniors: Reaching out to those in need

Editorial

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the state and nation, many people might find themselves wishing for a kind word or something pleasant to occupy their minds during this period of social distancing and isolation. Especially older adults who may have faced isolation and/or medical ...

Masks badly needed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We have seen the television images of ordinary Chinese citizens wearing sanitary masks. South Koreans, too, appear to be having no problem getting masks. Why, then, are health care workers in the most prosperous nation in the world having to do without? The White House ...

Nervous public seeks leadership but turns to states’ governors

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — As President Trump has transitioned from denying the severity of the coronavirus crisis to bragging about his tardy acknowledgment of it, much of the nation has turned to state and local officials to get straight talk and sound advice. It is coming particularly ...

Trump dropped the ball on virus

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Well, a grave threat has befallen our country and the president had a chance to refashion his legacy. That moment has come and is likely gone. For weeks, he has downplayed the danger by comparing it to the flu but the virus currently has no treatment or vaccine. He ...

China’s lies and ours getting difficult to keep track of

Columns

Mona Charen This is a tale of two governments. Both were faced with a potential disaster — a new and deadly epidemic. Both made choices that the world will judge. China. The virus made its first appearance in a Wuhan “wet market,” an emporium (apparently common in China) that featured ...

Music plays track across region

Columns

Billy Strings and Lorien Adamski are at very different points in their musical careers. Both play guitar, but Strings is an award-winning professional, Adamski a raw beginner. There’s also a bit of an age difference. Strings is 27, Adamski 96. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to music. ...

Hearts of Hope is showing the love locally

Coronavirus

These are indeed stressful days as the world deals with an unprecedented in modern times pandemic and people who are able are isolating themselves for the greater good. But there are glimmers of light everywhere, including on Facebook. That’s where three women started a group called Hearts ...

True community spirit

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The SAIL Disability Network of the U.P. would like to thank the community for their participation at the 2020 Chocolate Festival that was held Feb. 23, 2020 at the Northern Michigan University Northern Center. The Chocolate Festival is an annual event where local ...

Rainbows behind virus curtain

Columns

Milan is the V-8 engine of Italy’s economy. Known as an industrial and financial powerhouse, Milan is also famous for its foul air. Now the city and its region, Lombardy, have become the epicenter of Europe’s coronavirus pandemic. To stop the virus’ spread, factories, offices, ...

Pets don’t spread COVID-19, people shouldn’t spread fear

Coronavirus

With all the information about COVID-19 that’s out there, what can you believe? Regarding cats and dogs, it’s pretty simple. If you’re healthy, keep petting and hugging them as you — hopefully — already have. There’s been so much emphasis, and rightfully so, on people having ...

Open letter from health care providers

Coronavirus

To the Journal editor: Dear citizens of Marquette and the surrounding area, We are writing this letter as medical professionals concerned for the safety of our patients, staff, and local community in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Changes are already occurring in our community, and ...

Coronavirus crisis sure to spawn new political realities

Columns

The social and political response to major catastrophes often proceeds in stages. Stage 1 is denial. Thankfully, this stage is largely over for the coronavirus crisis. Not counting a few poltroons and conspiracy theorists, nobody is saying it’s all hype or no big deal. Now we’re ...

Best to just leave it alone

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a cousin who is married, and he and his wife are very close to my wife and me. We started spending time together, not because of my cousin and me but because our wives hit it off and developed a close friendship. We spend the holidays together, visit one another at least once ...