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Opinion

Hard history cited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We live in a nation that lives off the spoils of war, where power, profit and the American war machine reign supreme, take precedence over all else. It is where teaching truth is called revisionism, where the teaching of racial justice is banned and teachers ...

Elites and their elitism

Columns

“They said you were high class, but that was just a lie.” — Elvis Presley, “Hound Dog” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain brought criticism on himself last week when he retweeted a post from Harvard economist Jason Furman. Furman claimed that rising inflation and nationwide supply ...

Benishek death opportunity to recall service to district

Editorial

Former congressman Dan Benishek died unexpectedly Friday night at 69 years of age. Known informally as “Dr. Dan,” because of a career in medical practice, Benishek served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan’s First District from 2011 to 2017. Choosing to not ...

Chaos at school boards unacceptable

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On Oct. 4, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement regarding the increase of threats against school district personnel and board members nationwide, as well as an increase in violent and aggressive confrontations at school board meetings. Attorney General ...

Bill de Blasio is on the way out, but his mindset lingers

Columns

As his two terms as New York’s mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction: a proposal to end the public schools’ entry-by-exam gifted and talented program for first graders. De ...

Relationship between NMU board, AAUP is turning toxic

Editorial

The relationship between the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees and the NMU-chapter of the American Association of University Professors hit what can reasonably be described as a new low late last week. That’s because the union, by an overwhelming 141-20 margin, approved a ...