Opinion

Norman Mineta was uniquely American story

Columns

Feb. 19, 1942, was not President Franklin Roosevelt’s finest day. Some 10 weeks after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR signed Executive Order 9066, which violated the legal rights of some 120,000 Japanese Americans. In short order, people of Japanese descent were given just 48 hours to ...

Health review reports positive results for Marquette County

Editorial

Although the results were far from perfect, we like a new survey of 100 urban up-and-coming communities by U.S. News & World Report that found Marquette County was rated the fifth healthiest of 100 urban up-and-coming communities. The national review, dubbed the 2019 Healthiest ...

U.S. Rep Bergman must support bill

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In a recent letter to the editor, Ronald Marshall made a strong pitch for supporting action on climate change. He focused on how the private sector in the U.S. can compete with China in the race to develop and produce electric cars. Mr. Marshall rightly states that ...

Vinnies says thanks

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of the Marquette District offers their heartfelt thanks to our local Marquette Meijer store for their generous $5,000 gift card donation. These cards will be used throughout the year to purchase needed items to stock the pantry ...

Let staff ask the questions

Columns

There aren’t many advantages to being old — and at nearly 72, I qualify — but having actually lived through historic events gives one certain insights. From 1972 to 1974, I was a young staffer on the House Judiciary Committee. I was hired to the professional staff even though I did not ...

Food insecurity is solvable problem if we choose to

Editorial

Ever heard of Abraham Maslow? He was an influential psychologist who came up with a theory of how humans can reach their full potentials. His article titled “A Theory of Human Motivation” appeared in a 1943 edition of “Psychological Review.” In it, Maslow describes an ascending order ...

Demonstration had impact

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Thank you to all of the police officers who continually volunteer to go the extra mile on their own time to keep our children safe and educate families about substance abuse. One example was “Hidden in Plain Sight” held at MARESA in Marquette. Trooper Stacey ...

Abortion debate amped up

Columns

George will WASHINGTON — While constitutional lawyers, ethicists and theologians — in descending order of importance in the abortion debate — have been arguing in the 46 years since the Supreme Court attempted to settle the debate, some technologists have been making a consequential ...

Info on Line 5 available

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Line 5 pumps 23 million gallons of mostly Alberta oil products through the Straits each day as a high risk shortcut to get Canadian oil to the Canadian market and export. When it is pumping crude oil, 95 percent goes to Sarnia, Ontario with only about 5 percent going to ...

New York Times has long history of slamming Jews

Columns

cal thoimas It took a few days, but the New York Times finally got around to apologizing for publishing in its international edition a grossly anti-Semitic cartoon depicting a blind President Trump wearing a yarmulke and being led by a dog resembling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ...

Reading labels a good idea

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: How interesting that March was Reading Month and also Nutrition Month. What a great time to start reading about the things we put into and on our bodies. I am trying to become more informed by reading labels and not purchasing foods that are “distributed by.” We ...

Tale of two obstructions Trump, Barr have in common

Columns

Mona chaREN Every Republican remembers with disgust the video of Bill Clinton glowering into the camera and declaring: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false.” It’s worth ...

Art of giving offense

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I’d like to thank Northern Michigan University and the CAIF for sponsoring Greg Lukianoff’s April 22 lecture on free speech. We are fortunate NMU can bring these cultural events to our remote Upper Peninsula outpost. I didn’t get the opportunity to ask a ...

Today a good day to think of ways to prevent wildfires

Editorial

Although some local residents are still reeling from this week’s unexpected — and unwelcome — snow dump, and forest fires caused by summer heat and wind are the furthest things from their mind, the wildfire season is just around the corner. In fact today has been designed by Gov. ...

Providers celebrated

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: At UP Health System, we know that it takes around-the-clock efforts and dedicated teamwork to provide the highest quality care for our neighbors and achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Every spring, it is our privilege to celebrate our healthcare ...

Mueller’s letter burst’s Barr’s pro-Trump balloon

Columns

Jules witcover WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s leaked letter taking exception to Attorney General William Barr’s vindication of Donald Trump in the Russian meddling investigation has cast a new cloud over the presidency and Barr himself. Democratic members of Congress ...

Superior Arts Youth Theater play a treat this weekend

Editorial

Has the latest wave of winter weather got you down? The Superior Arts Youth Theater has a treat to get you out of that rut this weekend. With three casts including over 70 local youth performers, SAYT will present its second annual Play Festival at Northern Michigan University’s Forest ...

Not enough time

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: For the following example the person will have medical insurance that they either pay for or is provided for by their employer. Someone is poisoned and the cure takes three months but insurance only pays 14 days. If the person does not take the cure they will ...

Kindness appreciated

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Recently I took a friend to dinner at the Villa Capri and after the meal the waitress said we were “good to go.” I reminded her that she hadn’t yet brought our bill, to which she replied that the people at a nearby table paid for our dinners. I asked all the ...

Playing God: Would climate engineering cross boundaries?

Columns

As climate technology advances, the incredible is becoming creditable. Someday, a guy sitting in a bunker may be able to alter the planet’s temperature by fiddling with a cosmic thermostat. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. There are basically two approaches to climate engineering. ...