Expanding early childhood education is costly but beneficial


State lawmakers including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may be on to something in pursuing the goal of extending free pre-K to more Michigan families by 2027. Whitmer’s plan, which has enjoyed a modest measure of bi-partisan support, would make families with incomes up to 400% of the federal ...

Israel the problem?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor; Audrey Kurth Cronin is a professor of security and technology and director of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy & Technology. Her most recent article in Foreign Affair is an example of clear and unbiased thinking about how Israel should fight its current ...

It was politicized justice


Since Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reached back to the 1930s to credit Republican Thomas Dewey for “usher(ing) in the era of the modern, independent, professional prosecutor” in Bragg’s defense of his role in the conviction of former president Donald Trump, perhaps Bragg should ...

Petunia Pandamonium brightens Marquette


The Marquette area is blessed with a good number of service organizations that, over the years, have become indespensible community advocates. One of those, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee, has been in action in recent days, working in an area they specialize in: ...

Simple beauty has greater meaning

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor; On Saturday, several of my friends shared with me photos of a beautiful rainbow over Marquette. On the same day, many people also shared with me images condemning the use of the rainbow as a symbol of the LGBTQ community over it’s religious significance. But that ...

It’s minimum wage folly


California now leads the nation in imposing dumb wage laws. The state just raised the hourly minimum wage for fast food workers to $20. Gov. Gavin Newsom said, “We saw the inequities. ... we had a responsibility to do more.” Unions pushed for the higher minimum, and in Democrat-run ...