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Opinion

White liberals have moved to left of many black voters

Columns

“No Democrat is going to win the nomination for president of the United States without African American support. Nor should they,” Kate Bedingfield, Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell last week. Bedingfield was pushing back on a single bad poll for Biden ...

Marquette residents should voice views on recreational marijuana

Editorial

To opt in or opt out? That is the question. The Marquette City Commission is expected to meet at 5:15 tonight in chambers for a work session to discuss recreational marijuana. The commission in February by a 4-2 vote passed an ordinance opting out of allowing commercial marijuana ...

African Americans treated unfairly

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: After the Civil War, Congress enacted the Freedmen Bureau to assist America’s four million new black citizens. What meant the most to landless ex-slaves was that the bureau acted to seize former plantation lands and divide them among the freedmen in modest parcels ...

Justice wrong on Comey call

Columns

One doesn’t have to be a cynic to be cynical about the Justice Department’s decision not to hold former FBI Director James Comey accountable for what an Inspector General report called his violation of FBI policies and his setting a “dangerous example” in order to “achieve a ...

Move to terminate top state official well founded

Editorial

We support the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Commission’s move last week when the panel sent the agency’s director packing. The commission voted 5-2 Tuesday night to fire Agustin Arbulu, following a controversy regarding remarks he had made that many found sexist and ...

Encourage Bergman to co-sponsor bill

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: UPPCO’s agreement with Chandler Solar Project LLC to install a 125-megawatt solar farm is a big step in the right direction. Carbon-neutral power generation already pays and renewables will become even more competitive if Congress passes a price on carbon. Rep. ...

Without suitable enemy, Trump seems to be adrift

Columns

Recently, there was a sharp uptick in speculation that President Trump is a few fries shy of a Happy Meal. Obviously, this is not the first time the idea has popped up that the commander in chief’s cheese might have slid off his cracker. Early in his presidency, and again in 2018, there was ...

Michigan’s roads need to be addressed by Legislature

Editorial

Right now, our roads are crumbling as our state lawmakers do what politicians do best: continue to debate with no resolution in sight. But the problem is, there’s a deadline in sight, and it’s coming up pretty quickly. The Great Lakes State needs $2.5 billion to fix the roads, and at ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Mine isn’t done deal To the Journal editor: The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River Inc. filed suit in Michigan state court contesting the signing of the “Wetlands Permit” which contains 28 pages of single-spaced “conditions” to be met by Aquila before the permit is valid. The ...

Democrats may change minds about vote

Columns

WASHINGTON — Let us now praise an insufficiently famous man, Nevada’s Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, who in May gave his party’s presidential aspirants a much-needed example of prudence. With the national media mesmerized by those aspirants’ festival of pandering, scant attention was ...

The New York Times should stop whining

Columns

The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn’t want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it. A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social media postings of Times employees and other ...

If you’re a parent know who has a gun

Columns

In 1984, an associate English professor at Suffolk Community College wrote a published letter to The New York Times that began: “Last Saturday night I drove home drunk or almost certainly that would have been the indication from any breath or blood test that I might have been required to ...

Benson should speed up branch wait times

Columns

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson campaigned on a promise that the wait in line at Secretary of State branch offices would be no longer than 30 minutes, and she had a slate of good ideas to make it happen. Now, in her eighth month in office, wait times are consistently worse than ...

Epstein case is far from over with other predators out there

Editorial

A few of the women victimized by the late Jeffrey Epstein got their day in court on Tuesday, and some expressed frustration that they will never see him there. Epstein, the rich sexual abuser who committed suicide in jail earlier this summer, was to have been tried on various charges that he ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Climate change real To the Journal editor: In your Sunday, Aug. 11 issue, you printed an editorial entitled “Climate change getting harder to deny, ignore.” I want to thank The Mining Journal for publishing this opinion to draw attention to the urgent action needed to slow this ...

Trump openly invites emoluments challenge

Columns

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, real estate tycoon, apparently has now decided to resume his lifelong pursuit of acquisitions as part of his part-time job as American president. On top of his absurd musings about buying Greenland from Denmark, he has now suggested, in effect, renting out his ...

Community response to arson loss has been heart-warming

Editorial

Just when it seemed a grinch had spoiled a Christmas tradition in Ishpeming, the response of the community, some students and one former resident has helped to brighten the situation immeasurably. It started with a case of suspected arson which burned to the ground Santa’s Workshop in ...

Trump craves attention

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: What is the best way to deal with a 3rd grade playground bully, who talks like a drunk on a bar stool, screaming at the TV? You can either ignore him or snap a number 9 up along side his right ear. For those of you who think I am talking about something measured in ...

Democrats need to improve process

Columns

Is anything really wrong with Jay Inslee? Was John Hickenlooper not qualified to be president? And is Steve Bullock a weak candidate? The answers are no, no, no and for all three, “on the contrary.” Any of them could be a remarkably attractive Democratic nominee for president. In a ...

Courageous efforts of men who saved child honored

Editorial

At the Marquette Fourth of July parade earlier this summer, two men immediately jumped into action when disaster struck, and their courageous efforts did not go unnoticed. Justin Gustafson and Eric Johnson were honored with lifesaving awards presented by the Marquette City Commission Monday ...