America’s next noble act will benefit entire world


Speaking to the Munich Security Conference in February, President Joe Biden proclaimed that “America is back.” It’s a pleasing sentiment, but our allies as well as our adversaries can be forgiven for taking a wait-and-see attitude. America’s approach to the world has gyrated over the ...

A father reflects

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Fathers Day. On this day, everyone pauses to reflect in some measure or other. I reflect on my own father, Earl William Tooman, born in 1910 in a primitive farm house on the Ohio prairie. A product of his time and culture, he did not always do fathering well. The ...

House GOP’s financial disclosure bill would keep many voters in dark


Michigan is one of just two states that don’t require elected officials to disclose how much money they earn or where it comes from. That omission makes it difficult to know when public servants are enriching their own families or business partners at taxpayers’ expense. It also explains ...

Dad’s day a time to honor other half of parental team


This won’t be the busiest weekend of the year at florist shops and candy might not sell out at confectioneries. Because it’s moms who get flowers and bon-bons for their special day in May. But we hope that dads get some much deserved appreciation on Father’s Day Sunday. Yes, we ...

Congrats offered

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Great job to cousin Abby Koski on a great season for the Ishpeming High School Hematites girls varsity basketball team. Big thank you to Abby who took a picture with her cousin Scott “Crazy Toots” Tuttila. Cousin Abby is the daughter of Byron and Wendy Koski, a ...

Nation passes grim milestone in virus deaths


Hans Rosling once wrote, “Remember: things can be bad, and getting better.” That fits our country’s current narrative to a T, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed ...