Letters to the Editor

Risks of radiation growing

EDITOR: Remember the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant explosion back in 2011? An article on Feb. 3, 2017 in Forbes titled “Extreme Radiation Levels Detected At Fukushima Reactor, Highest Since 2011,” is really troubling. It states that the level of nuclear radiation detected at the ...

Build a lock, not a wall

EDITOR: I do not think that a border wall with Mexico is justifiable based on its expense or necessity. On Jan. 26, 2017, Mitch McConnell is reported to have said that a wall traversing 1,300 miles on the U.S. Mexico border would cost between $12 billion and $13 billion. The idea would be ...

Another way to fight drugs

EDITOR: On Feb. 21 at M-TEC, a faith based program was presented to combat drug dependency and its associated symptoms. The long-overdue Angel Program in Delta County, which addresses the recidivism and recycling of addicts through our criminal justice system, was the first of its kind in ...

Work for a piece of the pie

EDITOR: I would like to respond to an article by Brittney Morasky, “Expand the Pie.” The article starts with: Like many MBAs, I took a class in negotiations while I was in business school. I learned that there are two main approaches to negotiating: zero-sum, and expand-the pie. I beg ...

Chronology of a fake news story

EDITOR: The following is a chronology of a fake news story. Judge Andrew P.Napolitano: “Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s ...

Political cartoon was disgusting

EDITOR: The cartoon pictorial in the 16th of March Daily Press was disgusting and vulgar. No president, from either party, should ever be portrayed in such a manor. The naked, hairy President Trump depicted in that cartoon might appeal to the young college radicals, the very ones who do ...

Letter wasn’t hurling insults

EDITOR: Mr. John A. Bergman’s Feb. 27, 2017, letter, “Hurling insults is not a political argument.” It is somewhat of a cut and paste letter from the November 2016 one he wrote, with a few new tidbits of information. I do not hurl insults and I never called Mr. Bergman a fascist. In ...

Make your address visible

EDITOR: For most of the past 20 years, I have been delivering to homes. Newspapers in the wee hours of the morning, pizzas late at night. I drove school bus and delivered school kids. And for the past 16 years I’ve been driving taxi. I am all for the idea of new fire numbers as reported in ...

Yoopers had much to say during U.P. visit

EDITOR: I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed being in Escanaba recently, and how much I look forward to my return visits. I was so impressed by the number of residents who came out to share their concerns and their ideas for rebuilding Michigan. As we traveled through the Upper ...

Bergman (invited) town hall meeting

EDITOR: Concerned constituents of Michigan’s First (U.S. House) District are inviting Representative Jack Bergman to attend a town hall meeting hosted by the Marquette community. People from across the political spectrum are also being invited to participate, making this a democratic, civil ...

Eliminating the U.S. Department of Education?

EDITOR: Representative Thomas Massie, (R) Kentucky, introduced Bill H.R. 899 last month in the House labeled “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” The Department contains within it, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Administration ...

Trumps not the only travelers

EDITOR: Gerry Niedermaier’s letter from March 9 takes the Trump family to task for being successful. Calls it “fleecing” to continue operating a billion dollar global enterprise. Former president Obama went to Hawaii twice a year. Michelle Obama took her girls to Europe and Africa ...

Health care competiton won’t work

EDITOR: Some Republicans are pushing a healthcare bill Sen. Paul Ryan called a “monumental improvement” over the ACA, and repeat their hypothesis that free market completion will spur healthcare cost reductions. Common sense says this cannot be true, partly because of issues not dealt ...

What’s wrong with the airport?

EDITOR: What a joke we have here at the Delta County Airport. We, along with many others, want to fly out of and into Escanaba, but the airport seems to have a problem keeping the runway clear and open. I know first-hand the times I’ve tried to fly out of here, we were not able to get on ...

The fleecing of America

EDITOR: Well, the Trumpers, Don Sr., Don Jr. and Eric, are real jetsetters. According to CBS News, by Wednesday, March 1, Eric Trump will have gone to four countries on Trump company business since Jan. 1, each with Secret Service agents in tow. Then just a few weeks after the inauguration, ...

Improving public schools

EDITOR: Re. Federal Law Study to Improve K-12 Public Schools “Every Student Succeed Act” With our public schools being operated much like they were about 100 years ago, its no wonder the federal government has initiated such a study, as the stats, do little, if anything. My letter ...

Where is Congressman Jack Bergman?

EDITOR: In 1969, a young Marine named Jack Bergman took the Oath of Enlistment and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. For 30 years he was “on point” defending and protecting the American Dream AND the American ...

Constitutional manipulation

EDITOR: Welcome to “Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression.” It states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably ...

Bays de Noc fishery has declined

EDITOR: I’ve fished LIttle Bay de Noc since the mid 1950s and Big Bay de Noc since the early 1970s. I’ve seen the ups and downs. I was a member of the U.P. Game Protection Association that worked with Jerry Peterson in the 1970s to plant walleye fry in gravel pits and later back in the ...

Bergman needs to listen to people of the 1st District

EDITOR: I attended a Legislative Chat with U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman in Alpena on Feb. 22. I appreciate the opportunity to meet him and to get his views on a number of issues. One point he made stood out to me. Rep. Bergman spoke at length about how folks have gamed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...