Opinion

FBI gives ‘extremely careless’ free pass to Clinton

Columns

FBI Director James Comey has given Hillary Clinton something better than a get out of jail free card. He's protected her from indictment by recommending to the Department of Justice that she not be prosecuted for her and her staff's "extremely careless" handling of emails on private servers ...

10 things to know today: Tuesday, July 12, 1016

Columns

By The Associated PressYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. OBAMA TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN DALLAS OFFICERSThe president will aim to comfort the mourners and calm the angry protesters after a week of rising racial tensions in a ...

Library card holds power of interlibrary loan

Editorial

It might be hard to believe, but your library card is infused with the power to access all the many collections of libraries in the region, state, nation and around the world.The ingredient that generates that power is the principle known as interlibrary loan, in which libraries cooperate with ...

No charges but plenty of blame

Columns

It was clear from FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony Thursday that he thinks Hillary Clinton lied to the American people, even if he was reluctant to say it in so many words.But then he didn't need to. We've known for over a year that Clinton has been lying about her server. She ...

Blame Bush First syndrome weakens US foreign policy

Columns

The Islamic State, you have to acknowledge, is on quite a roll. Over the July 4 weekend, the FBI arrested a northern Virginia neighbor of mine, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh. He was apparently plotting a Fort Hood style attack and told an FBI informant: "I just want to live a good Muslim life and die ...

Young people’s voice needed in this election

Editorial

Why should young people vote? Does it really matter?The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed 'Brexit.'Only 36 percent of the votes were cast by those ages 18-24, overwhelmingly in favor of remaining. ...

Huckster populist selling hoax to voters

Columns

The tectonic plates of American politics are no longer moving along the old fault lines of "left vs. right" or even Democrat versus Republican.As we've seen this bizarre political year, the biggest force welling up is rage against insider elites in both parties and against the American ...

Hillary Clinton’s non-indictment might not help her

Columns

Unindicted co-conspirator: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the emails case.But if you read the bulk of FBI Director James Comey's statement, it's plain that Hillary Clinton ...

Country no longer celebrates exceptionalism on Fourth

Columns

There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because ...

Honor remains intact after vandalism

Editorial

They answered their country's call. They entered harm's way. They stood in the line of fire. And to their everlasting honor, they took a bullet.That devotion to duty and country is what the Purple Heart monument stands for at the Veterans Memorial Park in Houghton. It will always stand in ...

Local funeral directors helpful

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The members of the Keweenaw Green Burial Association (KGBA) appreciate the recent Daily Mining Gazette coverage of the event we sponsored, the workshop on home funerals.We would like your readers to know that in our interactions with local funeral directors, we have always found ...

Clinton belongs in prison

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Did you notice Bradley Kloppa and Jim Drinkard , Washington A.P. writers, never mentioned Clinton's email crime in their article titled "A.P. Fact Check: Trump peddles suspect claims"? That's one they don't want to talk about. They did mention the book written by Peter Schweiger, ...

We choose our final judgment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:This is in response to a June 18 letter "Disgraceful verses in Scripture" by David M. Keranen. The phrase "Bible thumpers" has been around for a long time, just like the phrase "Holy rollers." I haven't heard anyone use them in a very long time. The expression "Bible thumpers" may ...

Vital program for all seniors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am very concerned about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) FY17 budget elimination that was recently passed by the Senate Labor-Health & Human Services Appropriations Committee and will soon be voted on by the House. I can personally attest that this is ...

Dissing Trumpists makes them dig in

Columns

Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West's populist surge against elites. At least three bright fellows caught my eye: columnist Ross Douthat of The New York Times; ...

Latino vote could be killer for Republican Party

Columns

In 1986, 34 years after he had first been elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona, Barry Goldwater, the hero of the conservative movement that made possible the eventual election of Ronald Reagan, retired.As Sen. Goldwater cleaned out his Capitol Hill office, I was privileged to listen as he ...

Conservation project to benefit birds, butterflies

Editorial

If you're riding your bicycle along Lake Superior between the Michigan Welcome Center in Harvey and the mouth of the Carp River in Marquette, you might see newly planted garden spots along the way.Those are courtesy of the Great Lakes Conservation Corps, administered by the Superior Watershed ...

Hancock is not like Ann Arbor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Much of Susan Peterson's letter published on June 18 and accentuated with exaggerated, all-caps, multiple-question marks, sarcastic indignation is misdirected.Hancock and Quincy Streets are under the control of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), not the city of ...

Soundtrack for their victory

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The recent death, quite young, of the rap DJ Prince Be, who with his brother founded P.M. Dawn, was terrible, but it did not prevent commentators and obituary writers from distorting the duo's history and outlook.P.M. Dawn's essence is almost without any exception swept under an ...

The labor strike takes shape

Features

The Western Federation of Miners had, from its beginning, acquired a reputation for violence, intimidation, dynamiting homes and industrial buildings, and even for murder, in the western states where the union had conducted labor strikes. The sudden eruption of violence on the afternoon of the ...