Editorials

The long struggle for right to vote

November 05, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Do not betray the sacrifices of centuries in the push to extend democracy's franchise.THE FOUNDERS didn't miss much, but when the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1787 it did not contain specific guidance on who could or could not vote.So ...

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Walter Knight deserves honor

November 05, 2018 at 3:07 pm

From labor rights to civil rights, he's been active and set a good example.TONIGHT, MEMBERS OF the Beloit City Council are scheduled to recognize and honor Walter Knight. The Portland Avenue bridge will be named after him.It is a fitting tr...

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Growth and jobs rate re-election

October 31, 2018 at 10:07 am

Close call, but Walker's commitment to business has produced results.GEORGE WASHINGTON thought two terms as President of the United States was enough. Except for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, two terms has been enough for every chief executive...

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Time to change Assembly's tone

October 29, 2018 at 10:22 am

Keyes offers new, less partisan perspective in Beloit's legislative interest.AFTER THE 2010 CENSUS, when the new Republican majority was able to draw state legislative district boundaries, Beloit was split and two safe seats were, basically...

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Good candidates for Rock sheriff

October 29, 2018 at 10:22 am

On this one, citizens really can't get it wrong.ROBERT SPODEN HAS BEEN a fixture as Rock County's sheriff for many years, but change is coming. Sheriff Spoden decided not to seek re-election, and voters are asked to choose between Troy Knud...

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Retain Spreitzer in 45th Assembly

October 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

Democrat works hard, understands issues, even if his party has no influence in Madison.AFTER THE 2010 election, part of the gerrymandering intended to rig Wisconsin's election lines included packing as many Democrats as possible into the 45...

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More polarizing choices on ballot

October 22, 2018 at 10:01 am

In Senate race, candidates represent their party's fringe extremes.ON TUESDAY, NOV. 6, voters in Wisconsin will be asked to elect one of their two representatives in the United States Senate.Democrat incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin is seeking ...

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'Supporting wife for court clerk'

October 22, 2018 at 10:05 am

The Clerk of Court race is probably not a race anyone considers before seeing it on their ballot. Many are surprised to learn that the race is a partisan race (what's political about managing the courts' records?).For the first time in a lo...

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Politics 2018; hypocrisy wins

October 15, 2018 at 11:04 am

Unless they break laws, the 'mob' is just Americans exercising their rights.MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE the folks who study such things say attention spans are growing shorter and shorter in this age when information overload is a staple of everyday...

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About outcomes, and measuring

October 09, 2018 at 10:15 am

Leadership shift creates an opportunity for deep change, but it's later than we think.ANOTHER YEAR, another round of state academic test results and the conclusion remains: The School District of Beloit just is not getting the job done.The ...

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