Opinion

Opinions must meet standards

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Cal Thomas' column on Tuesday, Feb. 19: "Premises, Premises: Trump Critics Start With The Wrong One" was the most inane, irresponsible, factually incorrect and obviously biased piece I have read in years. His lack of acknowledgment of the massive evidence which proves without ...

Jesus is physical image of God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am responding to Robert Kohtala's letter, which tried to convince us that Jesus is not God. I would like to present evidence that Jesus is indeed the physical image of a spiritual (invisible) God. If God himself were to appear before us on earth, we would have all dropped ...

Bible stands on its own

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to the letter from David M. Keranen title: “Humans devised biblical fables,” first of all I find Julian Jaynes the Pope and The Daley Lama to be very interesting men, and it would be fun to sit down and have a long conversation with them. When one has been on ...

Issue shows why public service is important

Editorial

With the posting of an online petition by “Concerned Parent,” the whisper campaign against Hancock principal Ezekiel Ohan finally has been brought out into the open. As we’ve said in yesterday’s editorial, the content of the petition means next to nothing, given the corrupt nature of ...

Local support for Heikinpaiva

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With the Polar Vortex looming, we members of the city of Hancock’s Finnish Theme Committee had doubts whether the bear would be willing to roll over late last month to mark the midpoint of winter as we celebrated Heikinpaiva. But, our fears were allayed when thousands of ...

Transparency equals credibility online, offline

Editorial

On Friday afternoon, we were looking at a web site which had a petition to run principal Ezekiel Ohan out of the Hancock Schools District. It clearly indicated there were no petition signatures. On Monday afternoon, we checked the site again on the same computer. Same result: 0 petition ...

See small truths all around us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a beautiful children’s book, “Old Turtle and the Broken Truth”, author Douglas Wood (watercolor illustrations by Jon J. Muth) warns of the danger of an exclusive belief system that does not honor the wholeness of creation. It is an appropriate parable for our ...

A time of year to take great risk of falling in love

Columns

In the heart of London’s Piccadilly Circus is a fountain topped by a beautiful winged archer, balanced on one foot, about to shoot an arrow of love. He is Eros, behind each expression of love orIginated by Saint Valentine — a fifth century Christian and martyr — whose day is celebrated ...

Big money limits need balance?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I recently wrote to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman in support of HR 1, the For the People Act introduced by John Sarbanes, D-MD. Bergman replied by correctly listing the main points of the proposed legislation, which is designed to “…ban campaign contributions by corporations ...

Who speaks for working people?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Americans have been bombarded for over a century with the idea that socialism is another word for communism and that it is very bad. The word socialism is just another word for the social contract that we make with one another as Americans. All it means is that we, ...

Jesus is not God but son of God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The book “Cult Shock” mislabels Christians as cultists who don’t believe “Jesus is the true God. He called his father “the one true God.” Despite their doctrinal differences, Jesus accepts all devout Christians: “(E)veryone who acknowledges me before men, I also ...

No salvation from political parties

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Amid all of America’s problems, it is highly important for the whole-hearted Christian to keep his/her eyes focused on the creator. Remember, there is no salvation in any political party. The prince of this world, Satan, is responsible for causing confusion, a few examples of ...

Accept his love, receive salvation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At Jesus’ birth God fulfilled a promise to send a savior to you (and me) — a love gift to all mankind. While walking on earth among man he displayed that great love to all, teaching all generations, you and me included, about his father’s love. When he was on the ...

Say prayer for business execs

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders, and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their ...

Humans devised biblical fables

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: According to Julian Jaynes (The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind) consciousness as we understand it today is a relatively new phenomenon. Tens of thousands of years ago humans didn’t have the sophisticated language that we have today. They went ...

Traumatized students need specially trained teaching

Columns

A trauma-informed school (TIS) recognizes that trauma has an impact on staff, students, families and the community. The Copper Country Intermediate School District Learning Center operates a Social Skills teaching program, a program for students with severe disabilities, a mild cognitively ...

Rich need to pay their fair share

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We have all heard that 40 percent or so of Americans cannot sustain a $400 emergency. We also know that the 1 percent has as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. What part of their wealth do they need to live even a lavish lifestyle? What happens to the rest of the ...

Awesome day for Helping Hands

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Soup and Pulled Pork Fundraiser for Helping Hands of the Keweenaw on Jan. 19 was an awesome day for our team! We would like to thank our community for this success in continuing to add to our future sustainability. There are many entities and individuals to thank. We’re ...

Local blood drives collect 81 pints

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The UPHS Regional Blood Center would like to thank Jaydn Huuki ofJeffers High School, Angela Luskin of UPHS-Portage, Tina Giachino of Lighthouse Nursing Center and Patrick Meyers of Lake Linden High School for hosting blood drives in the month of January. As a result of ...

Privilege to live in this area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the families of Coast Guard Station Portage, I would like to thank the community for the generous support during the recent government shutdown. The outpouring of generous donations from the community is appreciated and helped relieve some of the burden and ...