Opinion

Memo and the truth

Editorial

Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That’s human nature. Such is the case with the “memo” released last ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters To The Editor

U.P. Sports Training Camp says thanks To the Journal editor: The U.P. Sports Training Camp received $10,000 from the Superior Health Foundation for the purchase of sports equipment and sports training aids to help improve the athletic skills of youth and young adults with intellectual, ...

False humility better than none at all

Editorial

Thanks to the reliable American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which keeps careful track of such information, we know that in 2000, President Bill Clinton gave — at one hour and 28 minutes — the longest State of the Union address. In marked contrast, to ...

Any government recycling effort step in right direction

Editorial

With his time in office starting to dwindle, Gov. Rick Snyder laid the groundwork for what could turn out to be a robust state-led recycling initiative going forward. Snyder, in an executive order signed late last week, ordered all state government facilities to provide recycling services ...

Support for Ishpeming plan solicited

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Ishpeming has an opportunity to have a downtown National Historic District by accepting financial assistance from Lansing with no strings attached. The free help is offered because of the closing of the Empire Mine. This is an opportunity for state taxes to return to ...

Trump displays unifying nationalism

Editorial

Donald Trump gave a notably unifying State of the Union address that didn’t back down an inch from his controversial nationalism. This doesn’t represent a contradiction, but a step toward fulfilling the political promise of his nationalism, which could appeal much more broadly than to ...

Marquette Lighthouse project a great use for venerable property

Editorial

Parks, whether federally designated or drawn on a map within a city’s boundary, can be a means of preserving in perpetuity what was there before. Certainly, improvements may be made over time, but parks can protect pristine natural wonders and untouched wilderness, like Yellowstone and the ...

Thank Trump tax cuts

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Because of tax cuts, Disney recently announced a $1,000 bonus for more than 125,000 employees. The company also plans to invest $50 million into a new employee education program. And Disney’s not alone. To date, more than 200 U.S. employers have announced pay hikes, ...

Can Trump sustain new-found gravitas?

Columns

Kathleen parker WASHINGTON — It was a good speech. Calm down. I said good. Despite talking for an hour and 20 minutes, the longest speech since Bill Clinton’s much-mocked 2000 stem-winder, Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address did exactly what it needed to do: ...

Greetings from this ‘Career-Obsessed Banshee’

Columns

connie schultz Thanks to recent national coverage of Missouri Senate candidate Courtland Sykes and his self-declared expertise on “nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils,” we’re all getting a glimpse into the darker recesses of his mind. It’s as if he threw open the ...

What’s the point of truth if everyone has their own version?

Columns

Mona Charen Early in George W. Bush’s first term, I was dining with a friend who didn’t agree with my worldview. He challenged my certitude, allowing that he wasn’t sure about many issues. “Don’t you wonder whether you’re right?” he asked. “Well,” I replied, “if I held an ...

MSU board must resign, follow Simon out the door

Columns

The first step toward restoring Michigan State University's credibility and reputation came this week with the resignation of President Lou Anna Simon, whose handling of the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal brought shame and condemnation to the university. Now MSU will be looking for a new leader, ...

NMU TV production program gives students practical experience

Editorial

One of the great pleasures we enjoy at The Mining Journal both as working journalists and residents of Superiorland is following the activities of students in our local schools. The area is blessed with a plethora of bright, motivated kids doing all kinds of interesting things. As a result, ...

St. Vincent de Paul says ‘thanks’

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The members of St. Vincent de Paul, Marquette District Council, extend their thanks to the people of the Marquette area for their generous donations to the 2017 TV6 Can-a-thon. Individual donors, local businesses, Super One Foods and Tadych Econo Foods made this a ...

SOTU: President assumes new tone but how long will it last?

Columns

jules witcover WASHINGTON — The Donald Trump who delivered the State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday looked to be the same determined president of the United States. But his tone was more in keeping with the advice of both critics and advisers to eschew his familiar bombastic and ...

Baumgarter provides much inspiration to students in area

Editorial

Iron River native Nick Baumgartner is more than an Olympic team member, he’s an inspiration to children, especially those who like him are Yoopers. Getting ready to participate in snowboard cross in his third Olympics, Baumgartner took time out from preparation to visit with youngsters in ...

Event was successful

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Thanks to so many in our community. Friday, Jan. 19, was a special night in Marquette for those familiar with hospice care. Seven teams competed for the traveling lip sync trophy in front of a soldout crowd at the Third Annual Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice Lip ...

Pharma may own Washington but it does not own Amazon

Editorial

President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though. “One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs,” he said. “In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the ...

Snyder should retire Line 5 beneath Mackinac straits

Editorial

The Associated Press reported Monday that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder refused to halt the flow of crude oil through twin pipelines in a Great Lakes waterway as they are inspected for gaps in exterior coating, saying there was no imminent threat of a spill. Snyder cited the potential for a ...

Caring physicians much appreciated

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: We are writing this letter about two great doctors at the Advance Center (for orthopedics and plastic surgery) in Marquette. Dr. (Timothy) Neuschwander and Dr. (Nathan) Taylor, they are outstanding surgeons! My husband and I both had knee surgery by Dr. Neuschwander ...