Opinion

Stop looking for a Dem Trump

Columns

Our vote for president is the most “personal” vote we Americans get to cast. We’re far more likely to base our choice for the U.S. House or the Senate on issues — such as health care costs, immigration or the environment — than we are our presidential choice. In a presidential ...

NMU on right track with medicinal plants program

Editorial

An academic partnership Northern Michigan University announced recently that it had formed with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. in support of NMU's medicinal plant chemistry program seems to be one of those rare win-win situations. The collaboration includes an in-kind donation to equip ...

‘Adopt and amend’ a bad policy for state of Michigan

Editorial

The will of the people is one of the most crucial tenets in American democracy, but apparently to many politicians in Michigan, and perhaps elsewhere, power and control seem to be more important concepts. The “adopt and amend” tactic used last year by Michigan’s Republican-controlled ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Relax, take it easy To the Journal editor: Apparently, virtually in the course of just a few months, Marquette and surroundings have decided to increase speeds and disregard courtesy, wreaking havoc on our roadways. Is it a sign of our bucolic past, being lost? Having lived in many ...

Vaping becoming puzzling problem

Columns

SAN FRANCISCO — A 29-story office building at 123 Mission St. illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centuries, tobacco has been a widely used legal consumer good that does serious and often lethal harm when used as it is intended to be used. And its ...

Need to train teachers in mental first aid compelling

Columns

As of 2019, studies have shown that roughly 1 in 5 youth (13-18 years of age) are living with a mental health condition and about 40% of these youth do not receive treatment. The average time from onset of symptoms to receiving treatment is about 8-10 years, which means that their mental health ...

False racism accusations do not excuse the real thing

Columns

On a high wall overlooking the central court of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the words of novelist James Baldwin are etched in stone: “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by ...

Golf scramble to raise cash to benefit U.P. Children’s Fund

Editorial

The seventh annual Grant Henriksen Memorial Golf Scramble to benefit the U.P. Children’s Fund is coming up soon and we hope as many people as possible participate in this effort to help a most worthy cause. The U.P. Children’s Fund strives to help make life a little easier for families in ...

Nostalgia: Fondly remembering how things used to be

Editorial

Today is one of those days when people of a certain age can’t help but become a bit nostalgic for times past, for today is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing On July 16, 1969, U.S astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sat atop the mighty Saturn V rocket ...

Enbridge moves must be monitored

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Recently, Enbridge Energy, the Canadian energy conglomerate, spent serious money on full page newspaper ads throughout Michigan. Titled Line 5 Project, the ads include a dramatic illustration of their proposed Mackinac straits tunnel. I invite everyone to take a ...

Letters to the editor

Letters To The Editor

Progress cited? To the Journal editor: Dump night at (a local tavern). In Big Bay on Tuesday nights, a group of local old men gather at a cultural salt lick where opinions on politics, the outdoors, and other pressing issues of the day are hotly debated. The themes this week ran from Megan ...

Ilhan Omar has been completely assimilated

Columns

Beto O’Rourke, the losing Texas senator candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable of refugees and immigrants in Nashville, ...

President’s racist assaults promise 2016 campaign redo

Columns

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s latest racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen, telling them to “go back” to “where they came from,” signals a reprise for the 2020 election of the tactics of division that helped him win the presidency in 2016. That stern reality was confirmed ...

Hiawatha music fest promises great weekend

Editorial

Midsummer is upon us, and with it comes the 41st annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. The event will feature traditional music performances, dances, workshops and more. Starting Friday, attendees from all walks of life will converge upon Tourist Park in Marquette, in what Festival ...

Read Mueller report on the Trump probe

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Our democracy depends on an informed electorate! A free download of Robert Mueller’s report is at Mullerbookclub.com On May 29, Special Counsel Robert Mueller held his first public statement in two years since starting his investigation, and it was remarkable: “If ...

Paul Ryan getting hate treatment – again

Columns

The former GOP House speaker and 2012 vice presidential candidate is a unifying figure these days. Liberals have long despised him — unfairly in my mind. Anti-Trump conservatives are infuriated by his “surrender to Trumpism,” in the words of Charlie Sykes, editor-in-chief of the ...

Employment’s glass ceiling needs to just disappear

Editorial

Women have been in the workforce for decades in one capacity or another, but often have been in traditional roles, and when they did manage to break the “glass ceiling,” their paychecks weren’t always as big as their male counterparts’ take-home pay. Women in Michigan still earn just ...

Future of nation at issue

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: So it’s come to the point where an historic American flag, designed by an early feminist and suffragette, is unsuitable for use as a marketing gimmick by a U.S.-based international shoe company whose shoes are made in China, because the flag represents America’s ...

Apollo program brought out best in nation

Columns

You had to be there 50 years ago, and I was. As a young reporter for a local TV station in Houston, I frequently visited NASA (“the space base,” we dubbed it), met many of the astronauts and reported on their exploits. Along with people from around the world, I watched the lunar landing ...

Hietamaki a trail blazer in labor relations, politics

Editorial

Although no one we know keeps track of such things, the phrase “trail blazer” certainly is among the most misused and overused these days. But without reservation, we believe it applies to Carolyn Hietamaki, the head of the Marquette County Democratic Party who passed away at her home in ...