Editorials

Who is to blame? Look in a mirror

May 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

Consumers will pay a tariff tax that reflects their shopping choices.IN THE FIELD of economics it doesn't get much more basic. Still, everyday folks can be forgiven a lack of understanding. After all, the inner workings of international tar...

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Radical change is correct goal

May 13, 2019 at 10:15 am

Impediments to reforming Beloit schools are no longer acceptable.EVEN THOUGH HIS first day of work as Beloit's superintendent of schools won't be until this summer, Dr. Stanley Munro already is having an impact in the district.He has been r...

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The Constitution, not political party

May 13, 2019 at 10:15 am

Constitutional principles apply to both Democrats and Republicans.LET'S SAY THE congressional committee's investigation is about the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.And let's say then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tur...

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Next up: Illinois style budgeting

May 06, 2019 at 10:58 am

Voters gave Wisconsin divided government. This is what it looks like in the Age of Polarization.AND SO IT BEGINS. Wisconsin citizens should get used to gridlock, possibly even to the extent that Wisconsin is destined this year to repeat wha...

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Can the courts return balance?

April 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

Founders intended to avoid an all-powerful presidency.THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT the simmering struggle between President Trump and House Democrats ultimately will move to the federal courts. That could be a good thing for the American people.Her...

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Fiddling while benefits burn

April 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

The arithmetic is simple: Retirement security is in peril.THE POLITICIANS in Washington are too busy arguing and pointing fingers to notice little things like a report stating Social Security and Medicare will be insolvent in just a few yea...

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It can be secret. Question is, why?

April 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

There might be something citizens can learn from open elections of officers.MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, when officers are elected to local government boards and councils, it's a breezy united front with leadership positions being filled without di...

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What's next after Mueller?

April 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

Get focused on protecting election integrity, so the people can decide if Trump stays or goes.AFTER TWO YEARS and millions of taxpayer dollars the so-called Mueller report - albeit in significantly redacted form - is out there for people to...

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To the board: Why the rush?

April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

Except in emergencies, lame-duck public bodies should defer decisions following elections. THE PAST WEEK was tumultuous for the School District of Beloit.On Tuesday, April 9, the board of education voted to accept the resignation of Interim...

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Still polarized, down the middle

April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

With half leaning one way, half the other, shouldn't Wisconsin learn to collaborate?SO WHAT CAN Wisconsin learn from the razor-thin race for state Supreme Court between appellate court judges Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer?At least two th...

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