Opinion

Sofia Vergara, Frozen Embryos and Forced Procreation

Columns

The Supreme Court of Colorado will soon rule on whether a person has a constitutional right to not procreate. The dispute is between Drake Rooks and his ex-wife, Mandy Rooks. The couple were married in 2002. They had three children using in vitro fertilization, but were left with six frozen ...

Dumb but talented con man

Columns

For more than a year now, I’ve been hearing from people in the inner circles of official Washington — GOP lobbyists, Republican pundits, even a few Republican members of Congress — that Donald Trump is remarkably stupid. I figured they couldn’t be right because really stupid people ...

Republic native receives French award for service

Editorial

The front page of Monday’s edition of the Journal featured an article about 97-year-old Republic native Howard Keskitalo becoming a Knight in the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony in September. The medal, which was initiated by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the highest award ...

Again: Climate is not weather

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Oof Da!, that was a cold one. Global warming? Yup, if you weren’t in your long johns the last couple of weeks, you probably aren’t going to need them. Across North America we even broke a couple cold-weather records. An individual even tweeted that global warming is a ...

New book is merely an attempt to overturn election

Columns

The most disappointed people in America this past week must be those Trump execrators who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of “Fire and Fury” they had ordered was subtitled “The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945.” It’s a well-regarded 2009 volume by University ...

‘Other Losses’ in Holocaust

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There was an error in my last letter in which I mentioned a historian saying in 1990, “I hate Germans,” in reaction to Germany’s reunification that year. I said Germans between 45 and 58 in 1990 were children of the Third Reich. Those ages were misprinted (Editor’s ...

Educators have obligation to teach students to give back

Columns

We are very fortunate to live in a community that cares so much about education. Our local communities have continuously invested in our youth. I believe that it is important that we, too, teach our youth to give back to our communities. I would like to share examples of how that is ...

More comment on bugs, kids fishing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is in response to the letter titled “Bugs get priority over kids fishing” by Gerald Lamppa. In my last letter in November of last year I wrote: “There is a battle for the young minds in this world.” All these iphones, ipads and Facebook filled with much trash ...

Mentoring effect brightens futures, strengthens community

Columns

“Deep human connection is... the purpose and the result of a meaningful life — and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” — Melinda Gates Here’s a question for you. Do you remember you, before you were you? Before all the choices you made and the ...

Universe defies evolution fantasy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Gen 1:14-16 states the Earth, moon and stars appeared on Day 4 of creation. Scientists are constantly probing deeper into outer space. Evolutionists expected to find ‘immature’ distant galaxies thus validating the Big Bang fantasy. Instead, in 2004 astronomers discovered ...

Will truth will out this time?

Columns

WASHINGTON — I’m almost beginning to feel sorry for him. Donald Trump, that is. Having previously posited that it’s wrong to make fun of the mentally deficient, I’m reluctant to further highlight recent revelations from author Michael Wolff, whose new book, “Fire and Fury,” ...

Pain caused by chronic fatigue syndrome is real

Editorial

“It’s all in your head.” Try telling that to someone who is so riddled with pain and fatigue they are confined to their beds, or if they do get out once in a while, it’s with great difficulty. The Peter White Public Library last week hosted a screening of the film “Unrest,” ...

Santa, elf visited Legion Hall

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Hats off to Santa and elf at Mohawk Legion Hall and those who donated: Santa and his elf, Mohawk Superette, Erickson Crowley Funeral Home, IGA of Calumet, Calumet Shopko, Slim’s, Sara Lee, Walmart, Lassila Insurance, Econo Foods, Ron and Kathy, Mohawk Legion — Bill ...

Prophet who deserves a little honor

Columns

Anyone who cannot resist the temptation to offer public predictions about public events invites and can expect public ridicule. Even pre-eminent 20th-century American columnist and public intellectual Walter Lippmann, who was courted by presidents and prime ministers, is regularly remembered ...

Outpouring of love comforting

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The entire Lancour and Anderson families would like to express our most heartfelt thanks to the EMS responders and the multiple police officers who came to our aid in our hour of need. We truly appreciate the compassionate receptionists, nurses and doctors that were working ...

How government punishes poor people

Columns

Store owner Kamal Saleh was just hit with thousands of dollars in fines. His crime? He sold three cigars for $8.89. “Too cheap!” say New York City bureaucrats. “The cigars should have cost 11 cents more.” Politicians want you to spend more for tobacco. They decided this after ...

Beware of scams, cybercriminals during tax season

Editorial

New year, same old tax scams. As tax season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury again is warning residents to be ready for those phishing and — how old-fashioned — even calling in efforts to separate taxpayers from the money they deserve from 2017. Cybercriminals typically ...

Life Outreach Center Banquet

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As the Director of the Life Outreach Center, I wish to thank all that were in attendance at our banquet held at the Siskiwit Reception Hall on October 24. This banquet could not have happened without the help of several people. I would like to extend a heart-felt thank you ...

Here’s what’s killing America’s greatest strength

Columns

It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations — where the common yeoman (neither rich nor poor) has been hailed from 1776 forward as America’s greatest ...

Help in fighting sawmill blaze

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Penegor Lumber Company, we would like to thank all those who helped in any way on the night of Dec. 28 when our family sawmill was destroyed by fire. Thank you to the firefighters of Twin Lakes, Toivola, Greenland, Chassell, Hurontown and Adams Township for your ...