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Opinion

Trump’s ‘play it down’ debacle self inflicted

Columns

The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward’s ... “Rage,” and it’s his own words that are the issue. According to the book, the president told the veteran Washington Post journalist in March that he publicly minimized the danger of the coronavirus: ...

Food insecurity continues to be issue here, elsewhere

Editorial

Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue in Michigan, the United States and the world, but the situation has become even more serious during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan’s statewide food insecurity rates will increase from 13.6% to 21% this year, Feeding America predicts, according to ...

President accused of being ‘blind’ to duty

Columns

WASHINGTON — The Atlantic magazine has stirred up a hornet’s nest with an article quoting unidentified White House insiders testifying to scurrilous remarks by Donald Trump about former members of the American military, including many dead and buried in cemeteries at home and abroad. The ...

Anti-Trump conspiracy can be seen across all media

Columns

The cable networks, including Fox News, could talk of little else Labor Day weekend but the Atlantic magazine piece by Jeffrey Goldberg alleging President Trump had said Americans who have died in wars are “losers” and “suckers.” The comments allegedly were made two years ago during ...

As China cracks down, who will speak for the Uighurs?

Columns

According to John Bolton, when Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that he was putting Uighurs in camps, Trump said he was doing “exactly the right thing.” Of course, Xi’s depiction was pure agitprop. China is not targeting Uighurs who have shown terrorist tendencies, it is crushing an entire ...

Missile plan opposed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On July 24, Gerald Corkin, Marquette County Board chairman, surprised us by publicly announcing that a Detroit based lobbying firm, MAMA, had targeted Granot Loma, a pristine area of high cliffs and unspoiled Lake Superior shoreline north of Marquette, as the site of a ...

Dr. Piggott thanked for service

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Dr. Kevin Piggott deserves our thanks and appreciation for coming out of retirement to take on the “part time” position of medical director of the MCHD last Fall. He could not have dreamed what challenges he would face as the COVID virus took over his job, and he ...

Launch location not good

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Full disclosure. I live three miles as the rocket flies from this proposed rocket launch site at Granot Loma. So, yes. I’m opposed to paving this part of paradise for this (or any) purpose. But you may find other more salient reasons to question the wisdom of even ...

Lake can be unpredictable

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: There seems to be a misconception that dangerous currents in Lake Superior occur only when it’s windy and waves are high. Then warning flags go up, beaches close, and notifications of the dangerous currents are sent out. As a result, I feel it downplays the dangers ...

Car Talk: It might be time for a new luxury ride

Columns

Dear Car Talk: I own a 1998 Cadillac Eldorado with a V8, 32-valve Northstar engine. It’s in pristine condition and has only 48,000 miles. While driving back home to Asheville, N.C., from Atlanta my Eldorado’s coolant light came on. I stopped to add coolant and went on my way. The car never ...

Dear Abby: Surprise changes in plans strain women’s friendship

Columns

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious issue with my best girlfriend. We make plans together, adult plans, and then at the last minute, her kids drop the young grandkids off for her to babysit, curtailing any plans we have together. The past few times, we have changed our plans to a “kids” ...

8-18 Media: A kid from two different worlds

Columns

My sister and I were yelling at each other back and forth, surrounded by people with confused faces who were glancing at each other continuously and of course thinking, “What are they saying? Wow, Arabic sounds like such a harsh language.” As you might now know, my name is Fahad and I'm ...

Taking note: Finding the words

Columns

It was a crisp, sunny morning. Dew still lingered upon the grass. A light covering of fog could be seen on a few windows, evidence of the coming autumn. Birds called out in the distance. A chipmunk darted around the lawn, seemingly searching for something. It was tempting to linger outside, ...

Years roll by but terrorist attacks remain fresh in memories

Editorial

It’s difficult to find anybody in the United States who wasn’t impacted by that dark day in September 2001, 19 years ago today, when terrorists unleashed wanton attacks on our country. Not since another dark day in U.S. history — this one in December 1941 when the Japanese attacked ...

November election key

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The world is seeing another record year for average high temperatures. Death Valley saw the hottest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth. California has never had more acreage burning at once. Hurricanes are causing floods, leaving some without power for ...

Who is a moderate now, who is a centrist?

Columns

Until recently, the answer to such questions was primarily ideological. Centrists were middle-of-the-roaders who rejected the purity of the ideological left and right. I will confess: I used to have considerable scorn for such people. They often acted as if being in the middle was a sign of ...

What’s Flying: Late arrivals, fall colors

Columns

“First frost meant letting go, so it was always reason to celebrate.” - Sarah Addison Allen The first frosts of the season showed up this past week across parts of the western Upper Peninsula. The crystalized thoughts of the season have a devastating effect on late flowers, delicate ...

State Senate should be proactive in ballot legislation

Editorial

It has been said that desperate times call for desperate measures. Well, 2020 certainly qualifies, and state lawmakers are looking to address the issue of absentee ballot processing before it could become a major issue. A bill that would allow Michigan clerks to start processing absentee ...

MAMA says so

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association says Loma Farms, at the shoreline Thoney’s Point, is the best place for Michigan’s vertical launch spaceport. There is nothing there but trees. MAMA says there will be jobs, jobs, jobs, just what Marquette County ...

Be certain to vote

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Donald Trump has never been mistaken for a person who cares about other people. The stories of those hurt by him are legion. As he approaches the November election with most polls showing him behind his challenger, he is reaching deep into his bag of dirty tricks and ...