Opinion

Thanks for cleaning up our beaches

Editorial

Congratulations Marquette on cleaning up after yourself following the July Fourth celebration. In past years there have been some real messes left on the beaches following Independence Day festivities. It was embarrassing to say the least that Yoopers would leave that kind of a mess behind. ...

Jealousy rearing its ugly head

Columns

Dear Annie: I will turn 65 this year and can’t help but look back on my life. For the most part, until recently at least, I was feeling very satisfied. I was married right out of college, at 22, to the wrong person, and we split up after 10 months. She has since been married four times. But I ...

What a border crisis looks like

Columns

News flash: There’s a crisis at the border. This was discovered again over the past few days when immigration attorneys talked to reporters about appalling conditions at a Border Patrol facility detaining migrant minors in Clint, Texas. According to the lawyers, many of the kids had to ...

WALDEN institute a place of comfort

Editorial

You’re recovering from cancer, which in itself is a remarkable thing. The journey ahead, though, might not always be easy. Nature can help. The True North Treks Foglia Foundation WALDEN Institute has opened in Au Train to help young adults who are cancer survivors connect with nature, ...

CNN exaggerates ‘Explosion’ of hate

Columns

CNN marked the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday week with a one-hour special called “State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy.” These people pledge allegiance to “Facts First” in their marketing, but on what factual basis is there an “explosion of white supremacy” in ...

‘Dark store’ issue is nettlesome problem that must be fixed

Editorial

Is “your fair share,” particularly when it pertains to taxes, a subjective phrase? It’s a question we ask as yet another financial challenge bares its head in Marquette Township. Michigan-based retail giant Meijer Inc., which became a part of the community here in spring 2018, is ...

War with Iran a bad idea

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Let me start by saying NO TO WAR IN IRAN. It is unwanted, unnecessary, unwise and unwarranted and that the U.S. is the aggressor. I say this about Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Iraq and so many others. Something like 37 nations have been victims of U.S. intervention, with ...

Traveling with daddy is lots of fun!

Columns

kathleen parker WASHINGTON — “Surreal” was the word Ivanka Trump used to describe North Korea, which she briefly visited this past weekend with dear ol’ dad. It was the first time an American president had crossed the threshold into the hermit kingdom, where Trump met with his ...

Olden years aren’t golden for state of Michigan

Letters To The Editor

In the race of life, one doesn’t necessarily want to cross the finish line first. Nor win the race to be the state with the highest number of counties where the median age is 50-plus. But Michigan won the old, ahem gold, medal, according to U.S. Census numbers reported by Bridge Magazine ...

Left has launched assault on western civilization, values

Columns

walter williams Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focus strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to a desire to trust things that could be proven to be true or legitimate, from government to science. ...

Is it Joe Biden’s vulnerability or that of the Democrats?

Columns

Mona Charen Sen. Kamala Harris demonstrated rare skill during the debate — managing to shiv Joe Biden and look nice doing it. By adopting the language of “hurt” instead of anger, she finessed the problem that usually attends launching an unprovoked attack: that it may harm the ...

Fire safety must be paramount during summer months

Editorial

Although the area has received sufficient rain this spring and summer to keep wildfires at bay, history tells us that conditions can — and do — change very quickly. Experts at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind us that safety must always be paramount when using fire ...

Play was fantastic

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On (a recent) Friday evening, I attended Northern Michigan University’s play, “Mamma Mia.” It was excellent! Everything about it was wonderful from the lighting, scenery, and dancing, to the music and acting. The cast seemed as though they were enjoying ...

Don’t censor the census

Columns

cal thomas The notion of history repeating itself is usually viewed as a negative statement, but some history is worth repeating because we might learn and be guided by it. In (the recent) 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court rejecting the Trump administration’s claim that adding a question ...

Bob Moore was a special member of community

Editorial

The Greatest Generation is vanishing before our eyes. They are the people who set an amazing example of patriotism when this country needed them the most, sacrificing much to make sure good triumphed over evil during World War II. We would be remiss if we didn’t salute one especially ...

Thanks are in order

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: A sincere thank you to the person who left a random act of kindness “goodie bag” and God’s blessings on my car Tuesday, June 25 in the Jubilee parking lot (in Ishpeming). Our community is fortunate to have good people like you. May God bless you. MARION ...

Despite Harris’ effort, Biden is still top Dem

Columns

During the recent debate, Kamala Harris went straight for Joe Biden’s jugular over his alleged failures on race matters. The day after, however, Keisha Lance Bottoms, the black mayor of arguably America’s blackest city, Atlanta, endorsed Biden for the Democratic nomination. And according to ...

Always keep in mind true meaning of Independence Day

Editorial

Independence Day, better known to some people as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. It’s historically significant because the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies ...

Congrats Miners!

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to Head Coach Randy Carlson and assistant coaches Bryon “Cubby” Nelson and Pat Thomson and the Negaunee High School Miners softball girls fastpitch team on a great season. Great job to eight seniors: Peyton Drew, Hannah Voskuhl, Jessica Heroux, ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: My in-laws who live across the country have basically tricked us into agreeing to host them for almost a month. Here is how it happened: My father-in-law (who almost never travels, unless it’s for his benefit) asked to stay with us so that he and his wife could spend time with ...