Editorials

Most important educator for kids

September 16, 2019 at 9:53 am

As a new team takes the field, parents are still the key to success.EDUCATORS OFTEN REMIND non-educators that reading too much into school test scores should be avoided. Let's stipulate that last week's Wisconsin Department of Public Instru...

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Capitol Report Elections Commission spokesman disputes claims

September 16, 2019 at 9:54 am

Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Mangey is strongly disputing the notion that the practice of auditing election ballots by running them through vote tabulation devices is problematic.WisPolitics.com recently reported that vote ...

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Support markets for US farmers

September 09, 2019 at 9:59 am

Government causes the problems, then raids treasury for fixes.TIMES ARE TOUGH on America's farms these days and it's not all due to President Trump's ill-advised trade war with China, though losing agriculture's biggest market for selling g...

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A little jail time says it's serious

September 09, 2019 at 9:59 am

Relatively meaningless fines won't rein in digital excess.MOST PEOPLE, HEARING a company had been fined $170 million, likely would think, "Whew! That's a lot of money."Well, not necessarily.Last week Google - which owns YouTube - agreed to ...

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Eminent domain, and your property

September 03, 2019 at 10:10 am

As the law stands, if government wants you out, start packing.THE CASE IS KNOWN as Kelo v. City of New London (Connecticut), and it was decided by a narrow 5-4 margin of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005.The issue before the bar involved emine...

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Capitol Report Outdated systems could affect state vote

September 03, 2019 at 10:11 am

A Wisconsin Elections Commission security official is expressing concern that outdated operating systems are being used by local elections clerks across the state, raising the prospect of foreign interference in Wisconsin's elections ahead ...

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Overspending is bipartisan

August 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

Once again, the nation returns to trillion-dollar budget busters.ACCORDING TO FORMER Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, during a conversation in which he was trying to raise a warning flag about the ballooning of the federal budget deficit, t...

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Tremendous asset to Greater Beloit

August 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

Beloit Health System has been forward looking and successful in a difficult era.THIS PAST WEEKEND the Beloit Health System marked the 50th anniversary of what was known for many years as the city's "new" hospital.To say, a half century ago,...

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Terminally ill deserve options

August 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

States should legislate to permit avenues for personal choice.IT IS CALLED the Compassionate Choices Bill or, sometimes, a Death With Dignity Act. What it means is reasonably simple: When an individual is terminally ill and all hope is gone...

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Natural friction over information

August 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

Government, public, press often operate at cross purposes on issues of transparency.THE GENERAL PUBLIC usually has very little interaction with top elected and appointed government officials. One of the functions of the press is to pay atte...

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