Opinions

Retirement: For Those Who Have Jobs Instead of Careers

Retirement: For Those Who Have Jobs Instead of Careers

REFLECTIONS ON CAREERS, JOBS, AND LIFE AFTER RETIREMENT “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” – Abe Lemons Marquette, MI – Having survived a life of working for a living I am now in the era when I should be able to start living. Retirement is for those people who […]

North Wind Paper Evokes Essence of Journalism

North Wind Paper Evokes Essence of Journalism

Marquette Michigan – History has shown us that corruption in positions of power and privilege are as natural to human nature as sleeping and eating. Civilizations have developed their own ways of dealing with this issue; ours in the U.S. being a system of checks and balances. In fact, our forefathers took this issue so […]

Last Chance To Change

Last Chance To Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released a report with a hopeful message as we spiral closer to the destructive results of climate change for life as we know it.  The IPCC report shows us that converting our energy systems to clean sustainable sources without ruining worldwide economies is not a fantasy […]

Why The NRA is Nuts

Why The NRA is Nuts

THIS OPINION PIECE LOOKS AT WHY THE NRA OPPOSES PROTECTIVE LEGISLATURE ON GUN CONTROL ISSUES. Editor’s Note:  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. At Marquette Magazine we believe it’s important to start dialogues on sensitive subjects as a crucial component to the creation of  positive solutions. Community engagement is […]

Future Of The Human Race By 2050

Future Of The Human Race By 2050

Contrary to the many science fiction writings of our time, I do not see the universe in 2050 as being a civilized, well-adjusted, thriving community for mankind. I do not envision flying cars with happy citizens working easy jobs where manual labor is performed by machines and every human gets a life of leisurely chores […]

DOES THAT SOUND GOOD TO YOU?

DOES THAT SOUND GOOD TO YOU?

Marquette, MI – Does what sound good…you ask? Well, most of the gobbledygook you are bombarded with every day. All the political crap you hear. All the commercial drivel that you hear, and all the impressively convoluted arguments from the so-called learned friends and acquaintances that you have. As for political crap…it’s going to start […]

Study Shows US Not A Democracy

Study Shows US Not A Democracy

Study Concludes US Dominated By Economic Elite Marquette, MI – In the United States we have the right to vote, we have freedom of speech, we live under the guise of being a society of liberty, justice, and equality for all… however, a new study shows US not a democracy but a government ruled by […]

Inequality Hampers Economic Growth

Inequality Hampers Economic Growth

New IMF study shows that taxing the rich is good for the economy Marquette, MI – The IMF (International Monetary Fund) recently published results from a series of studies that prove beyond reasonable doubt how inequality hampers economic growth and that we shouldn’t worry about fixing it through taxation. Surprisingly these new findings are being […]

Just What Are We Afraid Of?

Just What Are We Afraid Of?

An exploration of our fears as a society to advocate for our rights and concerns. Marquette, MI – Marty Martello asks important questions about why we have become an apathetic society reluctant to engage in speaking and debating important subjects that affect the quality of life for us, our children, and our grandchildren.  It seems […]

THEY ALMOST GOT YOU…and they may still yet

THEY ALMOST GOT YOU…and they may still yet

MARQUETTE, Mich. – They almost got you…and they may still yet! So…who are “they”? “They” are the criminal executives of the largest corporations in America and the politicians who lackey to them.  They run the corporations such as the largest drug companies, the largest technology companies, and the big oil companies, among others. Other large […]