Remembering the Olso Accord is important


Anyone with any interest in our connectedness to whatever happens in the Middle East remembers the signing of the Oslo accord back in 1993 during President Clinton’s term. Irrespective of anything, it was a great moment. Yes, it was not exactly a peace treaty and yes it had a lot of work to ...

Voting is beacon of democracy


Voter turnout for U.S. presidential elections averaged a dismal 57% from 1980-2020, while the average voter turnout for Nordic countries averaged 79%. For the 2020 primaries it was even worse: ≤ Lowest State turnout: 2.6% - 4.9% (North Dakota, Hawaii, Wyoming, Alaska, Nevada) ≤ ...

Bills would make Michigan abortion haven


Now that abortion rights are enshrined in the state constitution, Democrats should deliver on the promises made before Proposal 3 was passed last fall — to recreate the abortion environment that existed under Roe v. Wade, prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. That is what Gov. ...

Doctor supports repro act

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: As a physician, I was grateful when, last fall, voters in our state expressed our belief in the right to control our own bodies, lives, and futures when we resoundingly passed Proposal 3. This wasn’t a one-off, either, as polling shows, Michigan voters support a ...

Christie’s Chronicles: Getting attached to the wrong things is weird


It’s weird when you get emotionally attached to inanimate objects. Case in point: Last year I bought a new (pre-owned) car, a Buick Encore that I love. I can handle the push-button start, and I love the heated seats in the winter. Sometimes the electronics befuddle me, but that I can learn ...

Negaunee works to make its community more beautiful


It’s encouraging to see the city of Negaunee is continuing to move forward, as detailed in a Thursday front page story from Journal Staff Writer Dreyma Beronja. For anyone who isn’t aware, downtown Negaunee has been a construction zone since the end of June. Over the summer, construction ...