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Opinion

It’s easy to fear worst

Columns

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was far too easy to assume the worst — that the inevitable, finally, had come to pass. When news broke last Thursday afternoon that a shooter had opened fire in an Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom, more than a few minds converged on the same thought: Donald Trump. The ...

Make sure safety comes first on this Fourth of July

Editorial

Today is Independence Day, and with this celebratory holiday come the usual parades and fireworks. Although Fourth of July is meant to be enjoyed, like any holiday, some caution is warranted. And since fireworks are involved with this holiday, that means special caution. The National ...

Hoping ‘do the right thing’ phase returns

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: My father served aboard the USS Janssen, a destroyer escort, in World War II, mostly in the North Atlantic. While serving on the Janssen, he participated in the capture and sinking of a U-Boat, the U546. When I was a boy, he told me that the German prisoners they ...

Back to the Constitution

Columns

cal thomas The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court is about to bring a 60-year battle to a head. For decades the country has witnessed a fight between those who believe the Constitution speaks for itself and others who believe it says whatever the judges think ...

Report possible threats to help stop mass killings

Editorial

The news last week that a gunman attacked journalists at a Maryland newspaper and killed five people was disconcerting to say the least. We know firsthand that people take things that are printed in a newspaper personally. We receive threats on occasion telling us if we run an item in the court ...

This is a time to reflect on our nation

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Well, President Trump has one thing right-the country is being “infested.”.What he got wrong, however, is the exact nature of this infestation. All of Trump’s tweets, speeches, and actions lead us to believe the invasion is a swarm of non-white, non-Christian ...

Should posterity get the whole truth?

Columns

Dear Annie: I need some advice on what to do about my daily journals. I keep a daily journal and have for many years — including during a time when my husband was an alcoholic. He’s been sober for 27 years. (We are in our late 70s.) In those journals, I wrote about the times he got drunk ...

Some odds and ends from political scene

Columns

Thanks to President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, we learned this week from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, an additional $2.3 trillion (with a “t”) will be added to our national debt over the next decade. Soon, for the only time since World War II, nearly three-quarters ...

Food fest is deserving of much community support

Editorial

Forget about that fishy smell harbors and marinas are known for. Starting today and running through the Fourth of July, Marquette’s Lower Harbor will have all the delicious scents of a carnival. Kicking off at noon today is the 2018 International Food Fest, which is hosted by the Exchange ...

Roads became scary

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: With Meijer now open, Marquette will have more people coming in plus increased housing, etc., that means more traffic. I’ve noticed more congestion, mostly during daytime. What’s really sad is people going too fast, disregarding the posted speed limit and going ...

Dad worried about daughter’s relationship arrangement

Columns

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old daughter is in a serious relationship with a partner 10 years her senior. He comes to the partnership with an established home. What would you advise my daughter to expect or require going into this marriage-like arrangement? Should she expect to be put on the house ...

Shut up, they explain, when they won’t listen

Columns

I’m not surprised that mobs shriek at Trump administration officials in restaurants and that Maxine Waters wants more of that. I’ve watched this happen at American colleges. One example: Heather Mac Donald is a Manhattan Institute scholar who wrote the book “The War on Cops.” She ...

Fundraiser for Treado endowment worthy of support

Editorial

Mention Becky Treado’s name and you will hear descriptions like dedicated, hard-working, creative, fun, caring, positive and innovative. On Dec. 23, Becky Treado passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurism, but her memory lives on in the form of the Rebecca Elaine Belanger Treado ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

Never forget soldiers who fought To the Journal editor: Wednesday, June 6, The Mining Journal editorial page placed a picture someone had taken from a landing craft during D-Day 1944 showing soldiers leaving and heading for the beach. As an Army veteran myself I can only imagine the thoughts ...

Supreme Court corrects itself

Columns

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is especially admirable when correcting especially deplorable prior decisions, as with the 1954 school desegregation decision rejecting a 1896 decision’s “separate but equal” doctrine. It did so again last Wednesday, overturning a 41-year-old precedent ...

Let us never confuse civility with surrender

Columns

Before I sat down to write this column about what it means to be civil in today’s political climate, I took my dog for a walk through our neighborhood. We live in the largest development built in the city of Cleveland since World War II. It’s diverse, racially and economically, and home ...

Simple question for writer turned into ‘Ted’ moment

Columns

I began writing the book just published this week — “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense” — in 2014. I’d been thinking about the issues it addresses for decades. Yet yesterday, when an interviewer posed the simple question: “What prompted ...

Another opinion

Columns

Lawmakers, governor step up for Michigan schools It's campaign season in Michigan, in case you haven't noticed. And candidates for governor and the Legislature — especially Democrats — are blaming their Republican colleagues for many of the woes in education. But as this latest budget ...

U.P. Football All-Star Game worth our support

Editorial

The Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game is much more than a clash on the gridiron. Of course, some of the finest football stars from the class of 2018 from all over the U.P. will be competing at the Superior Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday. But the players are doing more than practicing for that ...

Congratulations to officers honored by MADD

Editorial

A couple of our local police officers were recognized at the state level for their achievements related to the enforcement of impaired driving. Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputy Aaron Griffin and Ishpeming Police Department officer Kirby Frantti were honored earlier this month at a ...