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Opinion

Bill deserves support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The problem with greenhouse gases is they are not visible. We don’t see the harmful pollutants coming out of our vehicle’s tailpipes and mixing with the air we all breathe. Transportation emissions account for roughly half of the carbon dioxide entering the ...

‘No-men’ have important role

Columns

Shortly after Jim Bakker’s release from prison in July 1994, I invited the disgraced TV evangelist to my home. There was an important question I wanted to ask him. Some background: Bakker and his “Praise the Lord” (PTL) associates sold $1,000 “lifetime memberships” to people who ...

Winter is on the way, time to get home, vehicle ready

Editorial

Superiorland residents and pretty much everyone in the Upper Peninsula already has received a taste of winter in recent days. Much more is on the way, to be sure. The Michigan State Police at this time of year put out advisements on winterizing residents’ homes and vehicles. A great deal of ...

Following Trump’s impeachment inquiry

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Republicans argue that the impeachment inquiry is unfair because it is being conducted by the House of Representatives behind closed doors. In fact, it is being conducted according to rules adopted by in 2015 by a Republican majority led by a Republican speaker, John ...

Line 5 legal saga appears positioned to go on and on

Editorial

We’d like to think that last week’s court decision affirming the legal package behind Canadian company Enbridge’s efforts to built a tunnel in the bedrock beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house controversial Line 5 would be the end of the legal wrangling surrounding the issue. That ...

Poetic justice here

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Veterans Day will soon be here and I thought I would submit this for inclusion in your paper if it’s OK. I’m 74 now and just don’t have the abilities and energy any more to help our veterans in a more direct way. I can, however, help to raise awareness of their ...

Best Trump defense on Ukraine

Columns

Republicans have had trouble mounting an effective defense on Ukraine because they haven’t put down their stakes on the most defensible ground. Complaints about House Democrats’ less-than-transparent impeachment process, though justified, were clearly perishable once Democrats adopted ...

Don’t throw that jack-o’lantern away! Compost it

Editorial

With trick or treating and Halloween slipping into history for another year, a huge number of pumpkins are scattered all through towns and cities in Superiorland and elsewhere, most having been carved into jack-o’-lanterns. Unless we miss our guess, most of said pumpkins are destined for ...

America, Constitution betrayed

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: President Trump is testing us. At stake is the future of Constitutional government in the United States. We must not fail this test. While the Democrats have, for largely tactical reasons, seized on one episode of obvious reckless behavior, the basis for impeachment ...

Speaker Pelosi ambushes GOP on key House impeachment vote

Columns

Jules Witcover WASHINGTON — House Republicans, in their efforts to short-circuit the Democratic impeachment of President Trump, have for months railed against a closed “process” of hearing witnesses and demanding other evidence of his misbehavior. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now ...

Clear Lake offers great programs

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In 2017, a group of individuals committed to the sustainability of Clear Lake Education Center took steps to incorporate as a 501(c3) for the purpose of accepting tax deductible donations and contributions to support the outdoor education center, a former CCC camp. ...

What should a pro-life candidate look like?

Columns

Bob Anderson How disheartening it is to see America so divided and polarized in the public square. Abortion is one of these divisive issues where the extremes dominate the discussion. The pro-choice position represents only 29% of Americans (Gallup, 2018). They believe in abortion upon ...

Supporting Andrew Lorinser

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We are fortunate to have four excellent candidates running for Marquette City Commission. How heartening it is that their campaigns have been positive and one candidate, Andrew Lorinser, has even signed a formal pledge to be positive. Andrew Lorinser is a standout in ...

Backing Sally Davis

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The city of Marquette currently has several great candidates running for two open seats on the City Commission. I will be voting for candidate Sally Davis on Tuesday. She has been a homeowner in the city since 1981. Her children are also homeowners in the city. She ...

MCACA awards to regional sites will bolster arts

Editorial

The Upper Peninsula is blessed with a vivid arts and culture scene, which got a little brighter recently with the awarding of $700,000 to a number of nonprofit organizations by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. “The arts and culture in the state of Michigan forms the ...

Project helps kids

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: It continues to be a wonderful exercise — writing about Project Keep Kids Warm, and bringing to light the 10th annual community outreach that provides families in need with winter clothing. On Oct. 12, hundreds of area youth came to the Ishpeming Armory to pick out ...

Betting billions on bizarre entrepreneurs is risky business

Columns

What can you say about “sophisticated” investors who would pile billions into a startup whose 40-year-old founder walks the streets of Manhattan barefooted and says his company’s mission is to “elevate the world’s consciousness”? Did I mention that his enterprise has yet to turn a ...

Playoff teams have earned our support

Editorial

Four Marquette County schools have made the playoffs in football, despite some of them experiencing a slow start to the season. The first round of the playoffs will get underway this weekend, with Westwood (7-2) hosting the Menominee Maroons (6-3) at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Patriots were one of ...

Questions for Bergman

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I have written to Congressman Bergman to applaud him and to ask him three questions affecting us in the U.P. I share the same applause and questions of you who read the Journal. Congressman Bergman, you are a veteran and proud of it. You use it as an appeal for ...

Students help out

Letters To The Editor

A Letter to the Editor published on Tuesday included a thank you to Ishpeming High School football players for their help in Lutheran World Relief truck loading. We learned later that students from Hartman High School in Ishpeming also helped that day and would like to express our appreciation ...