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Opinion

Trump said it

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Suckers and losers. Those are the words of Donald Trump. I wish I would have wrote this earlier. If anyone is a sucker and loser, Donald Trump is. He was a daddy’s boy so, of course, he wouldn’t let him go into the service, he might get hurt. My grandfather ...

No, Donald Trump does not equal Alexi Navalny

Columns

Alexei Navalny didn’t simply die. He wasn’t just murdered. He was tortured to death. It didn’t happen on the rack or mid-beating, but Vladimir Putin — who had tried to eliminate him earlier — slowly killed Navalny all the same. Putin sent the Russian dissident and anti-corruption ...

MSU study shows declining seatbelt use in Michigan

Editorial

Fewer motorists in Michigan are taking care to buckle up in their vehicles, state officials advise. Michigan’s seat belt use rate declined slightly in 2023, to its lowest level in almost two decades, according to results from a grant-funded direct observation study done by Michigan State ...

Have no doubt, Russia is civilizational adversary

Columns

The poet Robert Frost once said that a liberal is someone too broad-minded to take his own side in a fight. What would he say about those on the right who seem to be confused about the same question? Over the last few days, Donald Trump told a rally about how he’d supposedly warned the ...

Engage with lawmakers on budget

Editorial

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked lawmakers for an $80.7 billion state budget for 2025, kicking off the appropriations process in Lansing that has to wrap up by the Oct. 1 start of the state’s fiscal year. The governor’s proposal is about $2 billion less than the current budget, which was ...

Vet is thankful

Columns

To the Journal editor: I want to thank the 906 Wounded Warrior Program, the Marquette County Veteran’s Affairs and Cancer Care of Marquette County for all the help I received this past year with medical bills during my time of hardship due to cancer surgery and treatment I truly ...