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Opinion

That’s the way politics should be practiced

Columns

Back when Richard Nixon was president, a Washington saloon five minutes’ walk from the White House named the Class Reunion was the go-to watering hole where press, politicians and real people could rub and bend elbows. To be candid, I was a regular at “the CR,” as it was called, but ...

Eagle Mine life extension good news for area

Editorial

It’s been said that unexpected good news is always the best kind. After what surfaced late last week about the Eagle Mine, we’d tend to agree. Eagle officials announced that the life of the mine, which is an underground, high-grade nickel and copper mine located in Michigamme Township in ...

God’s country cited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I recently read a book called “Cemeteries of the Stars.” It was about when and how they died and where they were buried. Lots of them had money, fame and large homes, etc. Also, a lot of them died rather young from bad habits, smoking, alcohol and drugs. Seems ...

Dems using climate change to bash economy

Columns

“Climate change is an existential crisis,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared Tuesday, unveiling her plan to fight climate change in advance of CNN’s interminable townhall event on the topic with 10 Democratic presidential candidates. The use of the term “existential crisis” is ironic. ...

Weekend Edition has something for everyone

Editorial

Welcome to our brand-new Weekend Edition, an expanded edition of The Mining Journal that will be published and distributed on Saturdays in place of the Sunday paper. After a lot of thought, discussion and work, we think you’re going to like it. The newspaper business is evolving, here and ...

Save water, Mother Earth

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Addressing global food shortage, “The good news is that we already know what we have to do. We just have to figure out how to do it.” From the May 2014 National Geographic, page 46/ Jim Richardson. As humans we think we can fix it. And as we go about “fixing ...

Trump golfs as Pence runs diplomatic errands

Columns

WASHINGTON — Another Labor Day in Donald Trump’s presidency passed as Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahama’s and threatened the U.S. Atlantic coast, and the president blithely golfed at one of his clubs in Virginia, yet untouched by the latest natural catastrophe. Television news outlets ...

Multi-faceted issue

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In D. Michael Carriere’s recent letter to the editor, he agrees with the assertion in my earlier op-ed that racism is an evil that should be called out by people of all faiths. Michael then advocates from a Biblical point of view that the primary focus of the pro-life ...

Yes, without doubt, gun ownership is God-given right

Columns

The fastest way to trend on Twitter, and not in a good way, is to say that the right to bear arms is a God-given right. Texas state Rep. Matt Schaefer established this beyond a doubt in a Twitter thread in the aftermath of the West Texas shooting spree. He said that he wouldn’t use “the ...

Memory suffers

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Boy, if you wanted a president who can’t remember what he says from day to day, I should have run. TIMOTHY ACOCKS SR. Munising

Stop mental health data mining of our children

Columns

No, no, no. Hell, no! That’s my response to the latest trial balloon floated by the White House to join with Silicon Valley on a creepy program monitoring Americans’ “neurobehavioral signs” to (purportedly) prevent gun violence. President Donald Trump’s old friend, former NBC head ...

Pine Ridge fire, aftermath was test for local agencies

Editorial

As summer turns to fall, it is hard not to put the events of last season in the rear-view mirror. Long days at the beach, class reunions, weddings, they all seem to become a distant memory as the weather gets colder. But some can’t quite close the book on one summer event. As of today, 139 ...

Impeach Trump now

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It’s time for Congress to begin a formal impeachment inquiry. I can arrive at no other conclusion after Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress. Mueller did his job. Now it’s on Congress to do theirs. Trump may lie, but the evidence does not, and Mueller found ...

Curb your enthusiasm as Biden is the one

Columns

As the Democratic contenders gallop around the backstretch, political handicappers are once again obsessing over the candidates’ crowd size, the enthusiasm of said crowds and the age of the enthusiasts. Once again, little of this should matter. We’ve been told for months that Elizabeth ...

U.P. Fall Beer Festival will make you proud of state’s breweries

Editorial

Saturday’s U.P. Fall Beer Festival will be taking an already huge event to the next level, with over 100 breweries in attendance, offering around 650 unique Michigan-made beers at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. “The U.P. Fall Beer Festival provides a unique opportunity for people ...

Pick Mother Earth, Democrats

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Those of us who live in the Upper Peninsula, no matter our political leanings, care about the Great Lakes. The latest move by the EPA is to approve a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the U.P. near the Menominee River in spite of objections from Michigan regulators ...

White liberals have moved to left of many black voters

Columns

“No Democrat is going to win the nomination for president of the United States without African American support. Nor should they,” Kate Bedingfield, Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell last week. Bedingfield was pushing back on a single bad poll for Biden ...

Marquette residents should voice views on recreational marijuana

Editorial

To opt in or opt out? That is the question. The Marquette City Commission is expected to meet at 5:15 tonight in chambers for a work session to discuss recreational marijuana. The commission in February by a 4-2 vote passed an ordinance opting out of allowing commercial marijuana ...

African Americans treated unfairly

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: After the Civil War, Congress enacted the Freedmen Bureau to assist America’s four million new black citizens. What meant the most to landless ex-slaves was that the bureau acted to seize former plantation lands and divide them among the freedmen in modest parcels ...