Mural defacement speaks to malicious attitudes in nation


A disturbing but not unexpected report from the Lower Peninsula is another sign of the times, troubling as they may be. The Associated Press reports that a Black Lives Matter street mural painted this summer in Ypsilanti has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white ...

Doesn’t get Karl

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I was dumbstruck by the recent Mining Journal story about Karl Bohnak’s departure from (WLUC), TV6 (in Negaunee Township). Mr. Bohnak seems to think that the risk of harm from receiving a COVID vaccination is greater than the risk of harm from actually getting ...

California voters get what they deserve


The nation’s largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation’s weirdest recall processes, and the results have come out just about where they’ve been before. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018 by 62% to 38%, a result that was, ...

Case involving state reps includes abuse allegations


A legal case that has broiled up downstate has got a lot of people talking — on both sides of the Mackinac Bridge. This unseemly matter involves a pair of state representatives, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, who were apparently involved in a personal relationship that allegedly ...

Steps to unify country

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: By using the “5 Whys” root-cause tool, we can start narrowing our political divide. Problem: Legislative gridlock at the State and Federal levels. 5 Whys process: 1) Why do elected representatives have trouble finding common ground in writing and passing ...

2020 remains toxic for Republicans


The best indication that Larry Elder was going down hard in the California recall wasn’t the polling, although that all swung the wrong way in the final weeks, but his suggestion late in the campaign that Democrats were going to steal the election. Preemptive excuse-making isn’t a sign of ...