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Opinion

New face could lift Republican Party out of rubble

Columns

Something quite startling happened in a close House race in northern Virginia this year. The Washington Post endorsed the incumbent Republican, Barbara Comstock. Comstock has been a familiar figure in the region for decades, but not in a way that would typically earn the Post's admiration. In ...

Upper Peninsula makes list of best places to visit

Editorial

Out of all the different exotic and unique locales throughout the world, the Upper Peninsula was recently determined to be one place worth visiting by the travel publishing group Lonely Planet.The U.P. came in as No. 10 on Lonely Planet's list of the world's 10 Best Value Destinations, which ...

Trust destroyers damage nation

Columns

Donald Trump's warning that he might not accept the results of the presidential election exemplifies his approach to everything: Do whatever it takes to win, even if that means undermining the integrity of the entire system.Trump isn't alone. The same approach underlies Sen. John McCain's ...

The politics these unpopular nominees hath wrought

Columns

In last week's third and (thank goodness) final presidential debate, each candidate did an excellent job of presenting convincing arguments for why people shouldn't vote for the other.Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a felon, and Clinton called Trump a traitor. Unfortunately for America, ...

Veterans’ exposure to herbicides can lead to health conditions

Columns

Thanks to the Daily Mining Gazette we will once again be providing you with veterans news. If there is something you would like us to address in these articles, or something you would like to have information about please call us at the Houghton/Keweenaw Veteran Affairs Office at ...

Feel free to freely express yourself for free

Editorial

With a nod to "The Twilight Zone":Imagine shopping at a marketplace where all the products are free.This is in a dimension beyond the day-to-day freedoms known to all Americans. It is one they tend to take for granted, yet it can be considered the root of all the others.This marketplace not ...

Revolt: Don’t vote for president

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Animals talk to each other, really. There is no question about that; but I suppose there are few people who understand them.Politicians are a lot like animals, especially during this current presidential race. Fighting and bickering at a personal level is what consumes most of the ...

Cougar attack fear unfounded

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:In recent years, there have been 34 DNR confirmed cougar sightings across the Upper Peninsula. There have been many other claimed cougar sightings, but they have been proven to be false claims. The sighting of these large cats has some people worried that these animals could be ...

Points to ponder on library vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:There has been, of course, a great deal of discussion in recent weeks about the decision of the Chassell Township Board to reverse the decision of the Aug. 3 election to renew the Portage Lake District Library bondage issue.This is where it gets both simple and complicated: On the ...

A civil, honest alternative

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:At this point it fortunately does not look like Donald Trump is at all likely to become our next president. Unfortunately the odds are excellent that Hillary Clinton will become our next president, and if that happens I think the second presidential debate gives us a pretty good ...

Men are natural vulgar talkers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The primordial beast of carnality and lust strikes early and often at practically all males of species homo sapiens. Few are exempt. The beast never lets up - when fulfillment is not forthcoming, one must sublimate his carnal desires.Richness of source material abounds-the most ...

Muslims threaten to take over US

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:One of the most serious threats America faces is to be taken over by Muslims who what to kill us. Hillary Clinton wants to bring in thousands of Muslims when there is no way to vet them. Donald Trump wants to stop anyone from coming here from Muslim countries.* Clinton plans to ...

Down, not out: Trump could still win

Columns

Voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest.And this, my fellow sufferers, could bode better for Donald Trump.Lest you suddenly seek the highest perch from which to hurl yourself, this is strictly my personal unscientific prediction, based on instinct, ...

Once votes are counted, concession good for soul

Columns

The first time I ever saw my sainted mother cry was late at night on Nov. 4, 1952, as she listened to Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee, graciously congratulate - from the Leland Hotel in Springfield - Dwight D. Eisenhower on Ike's landslide victory that day. ...

Political sign theft an indicator of ugly campaign

Editorial

In what has become arguably the ugliest political season ever, campaign signs are disappearing all over Marquette County in droves.Predictable? Probably. Acceptable? Not in the least.Top politicos from both major parties report signage - the kind that people pass by and notice every day - is ...

The elephant in the room

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Federal Reserve System, which is a private entity controlled by the Rothschild world central banking cartel, along with the rest of the world's central banks, except Iran and North Korea, is the real, proxy, shadow government that controls us and the rest of the politicians of ...

Valuable addition to County Board

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am writing to encourage District 2 voters to support Houghton County commissioner candidate, Ms. Valorie Troesch. I have known Ms. Troesch for more than 10 years and am extremely impressed with her knowledge and skills. As a trained lawyer, she will be a valuable addition to the ...

Media elite part of Ruling Class

Columns

America is often described as a society without the Old World's aristocracy. Yet we still have people who feel entitled to boss the rest of us around. The "elite" media, the political class, Hollywood and university professors think their opinions are obviously correct, so they must educate us ...

Rig is up: Trump, followers expose our grand scheme

Editorial

OK, you got us: The American media has been for years and even unto this day secretly rigging all the elections in all 50 state governments, all of which believe they have so-called "independence" in holding elections.Silly Earthling states. Thinking they're independent.Now that the cat's out ...

Fundraiser for medical treatment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On Oct. 15, a benefit was held at Miller's Recreation to raise funds for my upcoming stem-cell transplant. A huge thanks to the following:Cafe Rosetta, Hahn Hammered Copper, Copper World, Aspirus Fitness Center, Cross Country Sports, J P's Fast Track, Calumet Art Center, Superior ...