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Opinion

Advantage Trump in GOP civil war – but only for now

Columns

Well, it’s on. Donald Trump ended his post-presidency silence not with a blast at President Joe Biden, or at the left, or at the House impeachment managers, but at the true enemy — Mitch McConnell. The Trump forces aren’t forming a third party, but they do want to take over — or ...

COVID-19 milestone a national tragedy that continues to unfold

Editorial

Some milestones are great, some are not so great. The milestone reached earlier this week — the 500,000 fatality total due to COVID-19 in the U.S. — is beyond not so great. It’s terrible, depressing, unthinkable — the adjectives go on, and they’re all negative. Other countries ...

Fraud claim was fraud

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I followed the impeachment trial. Trump’s lawyer is incorrect about not impeaching a past president because Trump was impeached on Jan. 13, 2021, while he was still president. Furthermore this isn’t a politically driven impeachment; it’s an impeachment to ...

Districts raking in most CARES cash denied students in-person learning

Columns

In recent weeks, more school districts have come around to provide in-person instruction again. But those that have kept classroom doors closed until now cannot blame shortfalls in federal aid for the delay. As Bridge Magazine reported last week, a few large school districts, including Ann ...

Tech support available through Peter White Public Library

Editorial

The pandemic has revealed a great deal about our society that we either didn’t know beforehand or did know but ignored. Chief among these is our increasing dependence on the Internet from home, where millions of students — including thousands from Superiorland — attended virtual classes ...

Love that cold weather

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: My window looks out on the Lower Harbor and south side of the Ore Dock in the city of Marquette. The last few days, the view has been magical. First, the perfect ice. Then a few brave souls, and a few more. And finally, hundreds of joyful folks all reveling in the ...

State budget has done well through pandemic

Columns

Michigan spending is already at recent highs without the kind of extra influx of cash that is being considered in Washington. The governor’s proposed budget would spend $4.3 billion more than last year, a 7.0% increase. This includes $801.5 million more in money from state taxes and fees. ...

New drone will greatly improve local search and rescue

Editorial

Hats off to the Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue organization and its president, Michael Neiger, for providing the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office with funds to purchase a new piece of equipment that could end up being very valuable — especially up in this neck of the woods. Using ...

Launch plan opposed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: MAMA’s proposal for a vertical launch spaceport to be located at Granot Loma is not as they initially advertised. There has been a disgusting lack of transparency concerning their proposal. They spread misinformation and withheld accurate information about their ...

Will Biden payoff to teachers unions repeal suburban parents?

Columns

You expect a certain number of stumbles from a new administration. President Joe Biden’s incoming team professed dismay at having to create a coronavirus vaccine distribution program “from scratch,” due to its predecessor’s handling of the situation, and this week, Biden complained that ...

Need for second circuit judge is clear, as cases, safety issues mount

Editorial

With the Marquette County Prosecutor’s office reporting a steady uptick in felony cases during recent years, local leaders are reiterating requests to reinstate a second judge position to the 25th Circuit Court. A resolution passed by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday ...

An insurrection commission best way to deal with Trump

Columns

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s idea of an independent House commission re-examining the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is a useful way of diverting the public debate over the conduct of former President Donald Trump from our daily political discourse. Such a commission, composed of ...

Investigations: Will former president finally face music?

Columns

There has been some cheering about the 10 House and seven Senate Republicans who voted for impeachment. All honor to those who took the difficult path. But, good God! The president attempted to steal the election. He launched an insurrection against Congress. That only a handful of ...

Loss of Rush Limbaugh is devastating blow to nation

Columns

The man who picked me up at an airport too many years ago to recall the date asked if I had ever heard of a guy named Rush Limbaugh. When I said I had not, he turned on the car radio and said, “listen.” After 15 minutes I was hooked. Limbaugh, who died of lung cancer on Wednesday at age ...

Keep budget focused on recovery

Columns

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer laid out her priorities for 2022 spending as the state moves on from a year dominated by job losses and other economic disruptions caused by lockdowns. While the budget is buoyed by a one-time influx of federal COVID relief dollars, the state can’t use that windfall as ...

‘Green’ rocket launch?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: When I heard of a rocket launch at K.I. Sawyer, it seemed an appropriate use consideration for an old air force base. When the site was changed to Granot Loma, to the surprise of public officials and the general public, I became skeptical. The reason given for the ...

Life with Gorlin Syndrome: Part two

Columns

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was published in the Feb. 13-14 weekend edition of The Mining Journal. I sat anxiously in the waiting room before my first surgery, clutching my mom’s hand as my tiny legs swayed under the chair, my toes unable to touch the ...

Negaunee officials appropriately recognized for military support

Editorial

We like a great deal of what we’re hearing these days coming out of the city of Negaunee, with improvement projects being launched and the city Downtown Development Authority getting back on its feet. And now, another feather can go into the city’s cap, or specifically the caps worn by ...

Mirror, mirror

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The results the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump brought to mind Al Tesmer, my old high school football coach. Coach Tesmer instructed me in the science of blocking and tackling with the passion and intensity of a fundamentalist Pentecostal preacher. He also ...

Michigan needs to clean up Medicaid spending, eligibility

Columns

Michigan lawmakers anticipate record levels of Medicaid enrollment next fiscal year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the federal government sends an increasing amount of money to state coffers. While Medicaid has been a significant part of the state budget for many years — almost ...