Opinion

Backing Rossway

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Rich Rossway is running for the 109th seat, vacated by his friend, the late John Kivela. Rich is a strong leader who fights the tough battles. He is fiscally responsible, kind and very wise. He listens and works well with everyone, no matter what their political views ...

World mourned Kennedy

Columns

The release by the Trump administration of thousands of pages of classified documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy brought to mind two anecdotes about the 35th president and his legacy. After the shock of Dallas, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was then an assistant ...

Enbridge’s failure to fully disclose has damaged reputation

Editorial

It came as bad news late last week that an enamel coating on a section of the controversial twin petroleum pipelines that sit on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac has sustained some degree of damage. It came as shocking news that the company that owns and operates the lines — Enbridge ...

Supporting ‘Dad’

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Like most kids I grew up thinking that I was invincible. In kindergarten I wanted to be a Mulan and save China (and also maybe be a mermaid). In elementary school I wanted to be Kayley from Quest for Camelot and save her home and become a knight. In middle school I ...

Faith detailed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Thank you for featuring on the Oct. 21 Worship Page an article on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah. Too many people are still not familiar with His name or the magnitude of His positive influence on modern society. As the article mentioned, many of ...

George H.W. Bush shaming is obscene

Columns

The recent allegations against former President George H.W. Bush for “sexually assaulting” young women who stood next to him during photo shoots are obscene — but not because of what the president did or did not do. Enough is enough. President Bush is 93 years old. He sits in a ...

Safety should always be first in dealing with lake

Editorial

Marquette is recovering from the shock of what is likely the tragic drowning of two people on the shores of our city this week. Multiple witnesses reportedly watched the two individuals, residents of Iron River, get swallowed up by massive waves at Black Rocks during Tuesday’s historic ...

Mailers not necessary

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I expect just about everybody is going out to their mailbox and finding political mailers for the upcoming special election for the state representative race. In the past flyers would give the position of the candidates and why we should vote for them. This is ...

Both parties trying to defeat themselves

Columns

michael barone Three weeks ago, I wrote a column about how both parties seem determined to lose the next elections. Since then, the pace has accelerated. The clamor is more visible — and more assiduously reported by mainstream media — among the Republicans. George W. Bush and John ...

Follow Lord’s way

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Another tragic event this time in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a problem that may get worse. Banning guns may help but the real way would be for people to change. Seems to me that the moral decay that has increased in regards to respect for one another and also angry and ...

Suddenly, outlook is brighter for U.P. energy

Columns

valerie brader They say you need to be a hearty soul to live in the Upper Peninsula, but that doesn’t mean you should have to live with energy that isn’t affordable, reliable and environmentally protective. At the start of the Snyder administration, the U.P. had little control of its ...

Does money talk?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: One of the great books ever written was “The Wealth of Nations” and it was written by a Scottish professor, Dr. Adam Smith, in 1776. You learn about Dr. Smith in economics classes and he is quoted by business people and corporate managers, although they probably ...

When is ‘sexual assault’ not sexual assault at all?

Columns

Mona Charen Let’s look at two pictures side by side and see if we can tell how they’re different. In one panel, we see a famous TV political analyst who apparently had the charming habit of pressing his erect, if clothed, penis against the bodies of young women who worked with and for ...

Halloween means many entertainment possibilities beckon

Editorial

The creepy, spooky, sugary Halloween holiday is nearly upon us, and there are plenty of activities to do this weekend to get yourself and the family into the “ghostly” spirit. One of the most obvious options is to spend a little quality time with gourds and sharp knives — under the ...

Work supports kids

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The eighth annual community outreach — Project Keep Kids Warm — was held in early October throughout the Ishpeming, Negaunee and Republic areas. The project was a winter clothing drive collecting jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens for needy youth in those ...

Trump’s GOP critics should stay, fight

Columns

Jules witcover WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake’s decision not to seek re-election next year won’t cure what ails the Grand Old Party under President Trump. The Arizona Republican’s announcement that he would walk away from the Senate followed on the heels of a similar declaration by ...

Supports Cambensy

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: There is an election on Nov. 7, to fill the vacancy left after the untimely passing of John Kivela. Sara Cambensy is the Democratic Party candidate for this seat and is the most qualified candidate running to represent the issues and concerns facing the residents of ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Preventing tragedy To the Journal editor: Recently, more than 150 community members attended our 9th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Suicide Prevention Walk. This event raises awareness and also gives a safe space for those who have lost loved ones or who struggle themselves to gather ...

Prep football teams look to advance in tournament play

Editorial

We wish the very best of luck to three local high school football teams who will be participating in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs this weekend. All three will be playing in lower Michigan, which means a lot of Upper Peninsula cars will be crossing ...

Charges against O’Reilly, Weinstein need sorting

Editorial

It would take a really big jerk to steal the sexual predator headlines from Harvey Weinstein. Defrocked Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly apparently has what it takes. It was reported over the weekend that O’Reilly reached a $32 million settlement earlier this year with former Fox News ...