Opinion

Unintended consequences of Summer of ‘19

Columns

At least three score years ago, my savvy precinct committeewoman impressed upon me an immutable political truth: Every election is not about the candidate(s); no, every election is about the voters ... and about the future. I’m relieved that my precinct committeewoman was not around to hear ...

Panowski gift to NMU theater a game changer

Editorial

For a significant part of his adult life, James Panowski was the Forest Roberts Theatre, serving as facility director for many years. Now, in death, Panowski, known to many as Dr. P, will continue to support the institution he loved and dedicated so much of his life to. Panowski, who died in ...

Ask God for help

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We all know and saw on TV about more mass killing. Also our government and the people we expect to remember. We the people of our country should work together for the good of all of us. Those in Washington continue to oppose one another for the purpose of getting ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: I’ve been going through a lot lately, and it’s taken an emotional toll. Among other things, I’m in love with someone I can’t have. My family is a mess, too. My parents should have divorced a long time ago but are still married, probably just to avoid the hassle of splitting ...

Lemon is probably squeezed dry

Columns

There’s something attractive in the party names in the Supreme Court’s decision on the relationship between government and religion: American Legion v. American Humanist Association. Both organizations, the veterans group formed after World War I and the secular humanist group founded the ...

AG’s Line 5 move is wrong direction for state to go in

Editorial

We believe Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's move last week to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk” and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes, makes ...

Freedom must be protected

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: On July 4, 1776, America’s Founding Fathers did something remarkable in the history of the world. The Declaration of Independence they signed and the Constitution they later drafted created a country in which the people pick their own leaders, and the law applies the ...

Why millennials may be conservative

Columns

WASHINGTON — Several current trends among millennials do not bode well for Democrats. Indeed, they suggest a greater affinity for (many) Republican policies, notwithstanding a, perhaps, contiguous dislike for the GOP’s leadership. Dare I say it: These trends may suggest a gradual ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a message I hope you will please share. The last several years have seen numerous natural disasters. The human toll has been great, but there are thousands of other victims that have no voice. Pets, especially cats, are left behind. I encourage all pet owners to have a ...

‘Anatomy of a Murder’ was great cinema, bannered city, area

Editorial

Sixty years goes by pretty fast. On June 29, 1959, 60 years ago Saturday, the public unveiling of Otto Preminger’s film “Anatomy of a Murder” took place at the former Nordic Theater in Marquette. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s worth a watch. It’s got big names Hollywood ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Search for truth needed To the Journal editor: I write this letter in response to Mr. Lehto and Mr. Hill’s letters. First, some of the kindest, loving and compassionate people I have known belong to the LGBTQ (community). I also agree that we all are part of God’s creation. I have ...

Old immigration debate had substance

Columns

“Wide open and unguarded stand our gates, And through them presses a wild motley throng ... O Liberty, white Goddess! is it well To leave the gates unguarded?” — Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1892) WASHINGTON — If you think we have reached peak stupidity — that America’s ...

Finding common ground needed in abortion debate

Columns

There is no issue that divides Americans like abortion. Both sides are passionate-so passionate that for many on both extremes it is the only issue that guides their vote. Other divisive social issues in our nation’s history, such as school busing (Brown v. Board of Education), interracial ...

Bright future found in doing what works, not in tax hikes

Columns

With metronomic regularity, some well-motivated billionaire announces that he wishes the government would increase his taxes. The latest entrant is Eli Broad. Writing in The New York Times, Broad praises private philanthropy and the capitalist system “that’s yielded some of the greatest ...

Another opinion

Columns

State still fumbling medical pot access With only four licensed marijuana testing facilities across Michigan, and licensed dispensaries running low on product, medical marijuana patients are struggling to access items they rely on to reduce pain and other symptoms. As the state seeks to ...

UPAWS, community does great job in helping needy cats

Editorial

We have often lauded the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter for its many, many good works in the community. This time, UPAWS and the community itself went above and beyond to take a terrible situation and start turning things to right. What happened was 40 cats were found in a home and ...

Making summer safer

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Most local schools are now on summer break and many of our students will be enjoying local beaches and waterfront activities. Thanks to Capt. Jeff Green, city of Marquette Fire Department, over 240 sixth graders from Bothwell Middle School are now equipped to make ...

Vogue doesn’t have to put Melania on cover

Columns

Michelle Obama made the cover of Vogue magazine three times. Hillary Clinton not only graced the cover in her first lady days but also, as the candidate running against Donald Trump in 2016, received the magazine’s first and (so far) only political endorsement. Conspicuously missing is the ...

New Marquette parking ordinance the right move

Editorial

Although it almost certainly is going to cause some heartburn among the many thousands of people who use and enjoy the Marquette city parks system every day, we believe the city’s decision to approve a new parking ordinance specifically for parks was right on. The Marquette City Commission ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Mistakes can teach To the Journal editor: How often have you heard/said: “We don’t learn from our mistakes.” It’s generally offered as a lame excuse for doing something stupid, right? Something that almost anyone could have avoided if they had just remembered the stark lesson ...