Opinion

How do Trump critics respond to success?

Columns

President Trump’s critics, who include many establishment Republicans, are finding themselves left with few issues given the president’s recent string of successes. How difficult it must have been for The New York Times, perhaps the most vehement media critic of the president (The ...

Stage is set for WCHA championship game at Berry Events Center

Editorial

The stage was set and it came down to game 3, the deciding best of three series for the semifinals for the WCHA playoffs. Win the game and you go to the championship game. Lose and your season is over. Even though the crowd seemed a little smaller than Friday and Saturday night, the fan base ...

Watch out for karma

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I went to this restaurant that ‘we’ go to often. Sitting there, I noticed that my husband’s hat was missing. It was special in memory of him and we put it where he sat. It upset me, my grandchildren and all the staff. It was cruel to us all to see it taken. So ...

It’s off to the races — again

Columns

WASHINGTON — You may have missed the starting shot, but the midterm races officially began last week with the Texas primaries. This coming Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District head to the polls for a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Tim ...

US Army needs help in finding Viet veteran’s family

Editorial

The U.S. Army is asking for help. In advance of planned honors at Fort Meade, Maryland, the Army is looking for the family of one of its enlisted personnel who was killed in action in Vietnam more than 50 years ago. Sgt. Robert Townsend was 29 when he fell in South Vietnam in 1965. He was ...

Set politics aside

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I keep hearing that Democrats are so busy opposing Trump that they are failing to say what they are for. OK. Here are a few things this Democrat favors. Job creation. That’s done through strengthening demand by putting money in the pockets of the middle class, not ...

Trump must tell truth about Stormy

Columns

After many Democrats largely dismissed Bill Clinton’s Oval Office romp with Monica Lewinsky as a “private matter,” it’s harder for them to make a case that Donald Trump’s alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels a decade before he was elected president really matters. Of course, ...

Transparency in government a right and not privilege

Editorial

Peeling back the layers of government oversights, shining a spotlight on scandals and criminal debauchery, journalists around the world continue to deliver the only message anyone should really desire: Truth. Today is the start of Sunshine Week. Over the next seven days, and well beyond that, ...

Bergman has choices to make

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Any first-time Republican representative who entered the House in 2017 has had a tough go of it. In normal times, Republicans and Democrats debate various approaches to governing, and while the balance between compromise and partisanship may ebb and flow, the basic ...

New lesson plan rolled out in West Virginia

Columns

Connie Schultz What a glorious thing, watching West Virginia teachers, most of them women, shut down the state’s public schools for nearly two weeks to force their elected officials to give them the 5 percent raise they surely deserve. On the brink of victory, the crowd of teachers ...

Sunshine is always right

Columns

jim zachary Open government is not a political platform. It is a basic American right. The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and progressives. Transparency — keeping the light on the people’s business — ought ...

Protectionism in trade won’t improve American economy

Columns

Mona Charen “If you don’t have steel, you don’t have a country” declared President Donald Trump at a press availability with the Swedish prime minister. He was explaining his decision to impose a tax on steel and aluminum. Why these products? Well, the president had just met with ...

Fix no-fault, don’t scrap it

Columns

Some lawmakers want to give up on fixing Michigan's no-fault insurance law and instead scrap it and return to a tort system in which motorists sue each other to recover damages. The frustration by these Republican legislators is understandable. They spent nearly all of 2017 trying to forge an ...

State increase of 911 fee will save lives, property in long run

Editorial

Mining Journal readers over the years have come to expect that we will shine a bright light on government’s attempts to get control of increasingly larger sums of your money. Historically, with just a handful of exceptions, we have urged government at all levels to take steps to live within ...

State of Michigan battling online fraud

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Due to recent large data breaches from a number of well-known sources, the Unemployment Insurance Agency has seen an increase in criminals using stolen identity information to attempt to illegally obtain benefits. Benefits are legitimately available only to ...

Self-destruction in Trumpland

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — On the heels of the resignation of Gary Cohn, his chief economic adviser, President Donald Trump has responded with the favorite theme song of his own greatness, and how others clamor to be part of it. During a press conference with the Swedish prime minister, ...

Support the NMU hockey Wildcats in weekend tourney tilt

Editorial

It’s Friday again, and with it, the rumble is returning to the Berry Events Center in Marquette for playoff hockey. The Wildcats will host Bowling Green State University Falcons at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday (and Sunday, if necessary) at the Berry Events Center for the second round of the ...

Lesson to be learned from drug regulations

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Sadly to say, another tragic senseless killing has taken place at a school. This immediately brought out the anti-gun group against the hunters and NRA. We hear the same story. Too many guns. Or, guns don't kill, the people do. Funny how time changes things. As a ...

MIOSHA maintains active presence in U.P.

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In response to the “More MIOSHA presence needed” letter to the editor from Mr. Dan Perkins, published in your newspaper on Feb. 22, MIOSHA has, and continues to have, a daily and active presence in the U.P. to help ensure the health and safety of working men and ...

A time when only a human will do

Columns

As computers continue to replace cashiers, ticket vendors and bank tellers, consumers increasingly don't notice or care much whether they are dealing with a human or a machine. The big exception is when they do. Consumers often prefer the convenience of interacting with computers. A checkout ...