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Opinion

It’s not just Trump voters – To Biden backers: It’s over

Columns

It came as no surprise that Donald Trump’s supporters would hold a protest in Washington, D.C., claiming their hero won an election that he lost badly. More curious were the foes of the president who bothered with a counterprotest after Joe Biden triumphed in, by some counting, a historic ...

Taking note: Fond memories

Columns

The warmth of the sun and the sweet, humid breeze were a pleasant surprise. Just a few hours before, small, icy flakes were raining down from the sky, hitting the pavement with what sounded like a hard sizzle. The days before were unusually warm, to the point of breaking high-temperature ...

Continued, equitable access to tech, nutrition key for students

Editorial

It’s been a busy week for high school administrators, educators and students with the rapid shift to distance learning through Dec. 8 per an emergency order issued Sunday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. For example, in the Marquette Area Schools District, ...

Logic not consistent

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’m trying hard during these difficult times to understand the rationale behind the decisions to keep some of our educational institutions and government entities open and close others. Somehow the logic of some of these decisions escapes me and leaves me with the ...

To the end, Donald Trump’s presidency is all about him

Columns

“Despite the Left’s attempts to undermine this Election, I will NEVER stop fighting for YOU,” President Trump assured me in a fundraising email. I don’t take campaign fundraising emails seriously (never mind literally). They’re all pretty stupid. But this one was obviously ...

Diabetes prevention, management critical amid pandemic

Editorial

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of our minds lately, it’s still important to stay on top of preventing and managing other conditions, especially those that put a person at additional risk for COVID-19 complications. One such condition is diabetes, which is the seventh ...

Correct diagnostics are needed

Columns

You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply ...

Local response to emergency order is critical

Editorial

Starting today, Michigan restaurants, bars and casinos will be closed to indoor dining, with high schools, colleges and universities across the state required to move to remote learning under an emergency order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It's a challenging ...

NMU men’s basketball receives support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Matt Majkrzak and assistant coaches Keil Ganz and Naba Echols and the Northern Michigan University Wildcats men’s basketball team on a great season. Great job to three seniors Sam Taylor, Marcus Matelski and Myles Howard. I got a photo ...

Who needs faith advisers?

Columns

If I am deficient in my knowledge about chemistry, or a medical issue, or what kind of car to buy, I consult people who know more than I do on these subjects. When it comes to faith, though, I can handle that with a little help from my friends, meaning the writers of the Old and New ...

Homeless Awareness Week important amid pandemic

Editorial

While many of us have complained about being “stuck at home” during the COVID-19 pandemic, some area residents have had to endure months of this pandemic without a home, facing food insecurity and exposure to the elements while trying to avoid contracting the virus. With the experiences ...

Taking precautions, being proactive key amid local virus spike

Editorial

With roughly 800 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths in the Upper Peninsula reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Humans between Nov. 7 and Saturday, it’s clear that the caseload is rapidly rising here in Superiorland. These figures are especially stark when we consider that the ...

Rep address questioned

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Jack Bergman has fooled us again. For the third time and four years, he has defeated a Democratic challenger to represent us as congressman for Michigan’s First Congressional District. There would be nothing wrong with that if Bergman actually lived full time, ...

The completely insane electoral college strategy

Columns

Why limit yourself to the far-fetched when the utterly fantastical is an option? President Donald Trump’s challenges of the outcome of the presidential race in several razor-thin battleground states are unlikely to succeed. Faced with this prospect, some allies of the president are ...

Because need remains, Cheer Club continues this year as always

Editorial

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly make this holiday season different than any other in recent memory. However, here at The Mining Journal, we’re ensuring our annual Cheer Club — which provides gifts for children in need during the holiday season — is a tradition that keeps going ...

Trump’s resistance hits new low in presidential politics

Columns

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s arrogant refusal to accept his decisive defeat at the hands of President-elect Joe Biden is a raw miscalculation, assuring him an even worse place in American political history than he has already earned by his divisive and lie-infested presidency. The ...

Where should all of the evangelicals go now?

Columns

Evangelical Christians have unquestionably been a loyal and largely unmovable base of support for President Trump since he has been in office and in some cases before. Should the election results not be overturned by recounts or court decisions, where do they go and what should they ...

Normalcy? Can’t return to something that’s not there

Columns

The day after the secretary of defense was fired is not a great time for the secretary of state to joke about a transition to a “second Trump administration.” If he was, in fact, joking. I’ve had conversations in the past few days with people who disliked Trump enough to pull the lever ...

Better times ahead

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’m excited and hopeful for our country today. Why? Let me start with a personal anecdote. The year was 2020 and it was a star-spangled Saturday. Our household had been in pretty strict quarantine, bearing the pain of restraining our kids from playing with ...

Thanks given for support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank the supporters of my campaign for the Marquette Board of Light and Power. Although I did not obtain enough votes to win this election. I believe Mr. Angeli and Mr. Sonderegger should be congratulated and will do a good job on the board. I may ...