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Scripture states souls are mortal

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A good father doesn’t give his son a loaded shotgun to play with after the boy throws a rock through a window. Our heavenly father didn’t give humans immortality from the tree of life after Adam and Eve sinned. Spiritual maturity must be developed first in all of ...

Drop Colleges’ Racial Quotas and Preferences

Columns

When a policy has been vigorously followed by venerable institutions for more than a generation without getting any closer to producing the desired results, perhaps there is some problem with the goal. That thought was prompted by a New York Times story headlined “Even With Affirmative ...

Book exposes church coverup

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The only picture of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge I want to see on the front page of this newspaper is: “SOLD” stamped in big letters across the front of it. Have you read the book “Framed: The Coverup” by Tim Schoonard? The book is about a devoted Catholic man, his ...

Democratic silence on antifa is worrisome

Columns

There is a disturbing silence from leaders of the Democratic Party over those gangs of black-masked leftist thugs shutting down free speech and beating people to the ground with clubs. We’ve seen such leftist violence before, and we saw it again just the other day at a protest in Berkeley, ...

To brother Cromartie, with love

Columns

WASHINGTON — There is something eternally bonding about a shared near-death experience, which is how I first met Michael Cromartie. This was 15 or so years ago, before I had moved to the nation’s capital for an up-close look at power. Cromartie had called to invite me to one of the Faith ...

Yooper warrior’s ‘walk home’ is touching story

Editorial

Upper Peninsula native Jeremy Tierney is in the process of Continental Divide Trail through an organization called Warrior Expeditions with three other veterans – more than 3,000 miles. Tierney served in 13 overseas deployments as a member of the U.S. Army’s 1st Ranger Battalion. He said ...

Copper Country veterans support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The members of the CCVA would like to thank the following businesses for their support and donations. Ace Hardware, AmericInn, Amy from Salon 281, Aspirus, Bay Electric, Bryan’s Barber Shop, Bucko’s Party Store, Chickadees, Chopp-Kalio Insurance Agency, Connie’s ...

Needing an ‘Enemy’: Reprising Communist Conspiracy

Columns

Eric Hoffer, a San Francisco longshoreman and philosopher who died in 1983, the year President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, could have been analyzing contemporary American politics when he wrote, some 66 years ago, that “mass movements can rise and spread ...

Trump hardly a champion of US worker

Columns

This will be the first Labor Day of the presidency of Donald J. Trump, who came to office riding a wave of anti-establishment anger from average working people. No one can say they didn’t see it coming. By the time Trump was elected, the typical American household had a net worth 14 percent ...

Price gouging is good capitalism

Columns

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is upset about "price gouging" during hurricane Harvey. Some stores raised prices to $99 for a case of bottled water — $5 for a gallon of gas. "These are things you can't do in Texas," he says. "There are significant penalties if you price gouge in a crisis ...

Lansing should get Detroit tax fix done

Editorial

Can we please just get this done? Six years ago would have been great. That’s at least how long Detroit has been asking the state Legislature to require suburban employers to withhold city income tax from the paychecks of employees who are Detroit residents. This legislative truculence is ...

Tweeter-in-chief versus wisdom of Robert E. Lee

Columns

I hate to say this, but I'm starting to feel sorry for Donald Trump. He's only been in office for half a year, and already he's running out of Americans to attack. Of course, he came into office having already notched his AK-47 Twitter rifle with hundreds of hits on the American citizenry, ...

America repudiates its president

Columns

A remarkable thing happened last week. You might have missed it, because while it happened in plain sight, it also happened in increments. You had to put the pieces together to appreciate the magnitude of it. Last week, you see, America repudiated its president. This, of course, was in ...

Sports shape young people, build community

Editorial

Over the next few weeks, students across the region will return to math classes and biology laboratories. But education is more than what is learned in the classroom. Education is a supervised experience in which young people learn how to socialize, deal with conflict, work together for ...

Keep draining the swamp

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: President Trump, please keep up the good work you are doing. Know that me and my family, six children, their spouses, 42 grandchildren and 34 great grand children are all behind you. No we are not bigots, racists, anti-Semites or white supremacists, etc. We are just plain ...

Trump needs schooling on separation of powers

Columns

WASHINGTON — While the country is mesmerized by Hurricane Harvey and North Korea heightens the threat of nuclear war, President Trump intensifies his war on our legislative and judicial branches. The president already has his hands full picking fights with Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

What do we make of us?

Columns

We were standing in the checkout line at our local grocery, this stranger and I, admiring each other’s necklace. Hers was a ruby embedded in a tiny gold leaf, a gift from her grandmother when she was a child. Mine was a rough-hewn silver cross from Ireland, a gift from my daughter. Being ...

Safety should be priority for bicyclists

Editorial

The Marquette area has been well recognized for being one of the best mountain biking areas in the United States. The city of Marquette and surrounding areas are working hard to make the entire area more bike friendly. The Iron Ore Heritage Trail offers a great bike riding experience between ...

Destination set after death

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My heart aches concerning the misunderstanding of many concerning the subject of life after death. Many are the false assumptions that “being a good person,” being religious, belonging to a certain church or having been baptized as an infant qualifies one for Heaven. ...

Diana, still our goddess of beauty

Columns

What is it about the month of August that finds so many celebrities dying? Just this month we’ve seen the passing of Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis. Thomas Meehan, who wrote the book for the musical “Annie,” died last week. Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962 ...