Opinion

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Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Barbara Stamiris’ Aug. 4 opinion piece stated that “Michigan needs a responsible plan for delivering propane to the U.P.” We agree, which is why we have worked with various officials over the last number of years to determine the best alternatives to Line ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: Several years ago, after my late husband passed away, I reconnected with an old friend whom I’d dated in high school. He was divorced. His ex-wife had become involved with someone else. She was 20 years younger than him. He had retired and that was when she asked for a divorce. I ...

Bernie Sanders needs good shot of dignity

Columns

I have never been a big fan of Bernie Sanders. His authoritarian tendencies and aggressive attacks on any who would disagree have outweighed the good in him. The good is his working-class voice, emphasis on economic issues and some solid ideas. But his recent lashing out at The Washington ...

Demolition of Marquette Mall a sign of times

Editorial

The proverbial “all good things must come to an end” has again reared its ugly head, this time with a location that used to be one of Marquette’s most visited and beloved landmarks. The Marquette Mall, once home to over 50 establishments, including a cinema, a restaurant, an arcade and ...

Epstein death reflects our new age of conspiracy theories

Columns

Anyone who’s watched a courtroom TV drama has heard the phrase “Hard cases make bad law.” It’s a legal maxim that says really extreme — i.e., rare or weird — cases are not only hard to generalize from, they’re also a bad foundation for new legislation or policy. This also ...

It’s time to rethink Gwinn schools sinking fund millage

Editorial

Even though your wants and needs might be urgent, sometimes it’s better to stand back and wait a bit before pressing forward. The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education on Monday decided not to pursue asking for a sinking fund millage in the Nov. 5 election. That’s a wise move. ...

What God knew

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In Robert Anderson’s recent op-ed about racism, he mentioned that the pro-life movement and various clergy should be a part of calling it was it is; namely a sin. I think we would all agree on that. But of course our primary focus in pro-life centers on Roe v Wade, ...

None dare call it ‘conspiracy’

Editorial

After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, investigators discovered that the lone man assigned to guard the president, John Parker, had abandoned his post to watch the play from an adjacent box at Ford’s Theater. Worse, at intermission, Parker adjourned to a nearby saloon to have drinks with ...

Study suggests carp would do well in Lake Michigan

Editorial

If anyone among us thought the fight to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes was all but won, a new report just out in recent days should put a stop to those thoughts. The University of Michigan research paper found that the species would likely flourish if it ever made it to Lake ...

EVs have emissions, too

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal’s “Clean Green Machine” and related EV charger articles were nice, but only tell the rosy side of the story. If one only looks at electric vehicles (EV) only from the perspective of never having to fill up a gas tank or choking on exhaust ...

Dems missing on shaming of America

Columns

WASHINGTON — One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior — shame — has become part of the 2020 presidential race. And one of the most shameful things in these times is to be thought or labeled a racist. As it should be, if true. Thus, some Democrats and others ...

Local volunteers do great job cleaning up Lower Harbor

Editorial

A group of intrepid volunteer divers supported by volunteers and others on shore spent a good part of Saturday at Marquette's Lower Harbor, bringing a wide variety of objects to the surface for disposal, including but not limited to tires large and small, car batteries and metal ...

Support local artists

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The OutBack Art Fair and Art on the Rocks crown Marquette’s year of the arts. From Paradise and Allouez to the state of Florida, artists have come to the city to have their art seen and sold. Yet the daily life of Marquette’s art is also important. It receives ...

Dear Annie

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a problem that many other mothers-in-law may have, but mine has a twist. My daughter-in-law has been angry at me for nearly 20 years because I discussed her fertility problems with another family member, and word got back to her that I had done so. Occasionally, she will ...

Analyzing pieces of Dem puzzle

Columns

“No candidate received a polling bump as a result of the Detroit debates,” writes Morning Consult analyst Anthony Patterson this week. That’s a big disappointment for the dozen or more candidates struggling to make the Democrats’ 2 percent cutoffs for further debate appearances, as well ...

Climate change getting harder to deny, ignore

Editorial

The scientific research and evidence surrounding climate change is continuing to grow and the devastating impacts that information predicts should not be ignored any longer. Whatever your position on climate change — whether you believe it, consider it a hoax, think it’s the natural ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Camp was successful To the Journal editor: Camp New Day U.P. had an awesome camp this year! Our 26 campers were exceptional and came from across the Upper Peninsula. Our counselors, other staff, board members and volunteers were also fantastic and a great time was had by all. This was our ...

What is Elizabeth Warren’s conservatism?

Columns

WASHINGTON — Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes’ behavior. America’s current administration has “national conservatives.” They advocate unprecedented expansion of government in order to purge ...

Restricting immigration does not amount to hate

Columns

President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda has always been considered exclusionary and prejudiced by progressives; now they consider it tainted by mass murder. The El Paso massacre, carried out by a white nationalist waging a lunatic war against Hispanic immigration, is being used as a ...

Cosmic proposal on guns is what nation is in need of

Columns

It seems necessary to begin every discussion in America today with a reminder to show a little charity. If you oppose gun control, don’t assume that those proposing restrictions on gun purchases are merely using the latest atrocity as an excuse for confiscation. Likewise, gun opponents should ...