Editorials

Well, don't start spending that yet

December 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Politicians likely over-promising about how tax plan will pay off for wage-earners.IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 30 years since the last sweeping federal reform of the tax code. This is overdue.As for the plan still being worked out - details are suc...

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Watershed moment in Alabama election

December 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Senate vote restores some faith voters are still capable of saying, "Enough."THIS IS ONE of those moments. A pulp novelist couldn't make this stuff up.A man accused of molesting underage girls came within a whisker of being elected to the U...

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Sometimes, leaks serve the people

December 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Seeing behind the curtain often reveals the ugly side of politics.AS WISCONSIN'S Attorney General Brad Schimel reported on his department's investigation about leaked documents from the now-closed John Doe probes into campaign finance issue...

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Judge Jim Daley: Fair and honest

December 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Retiring judge has served the citizens of Rock County with distinction.ONE OF ROCK COUNTY'S best and brightest announced this week his intention to retire, and every citizen should appreciate his many contributions to a better society.Judge...

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A timely message about goodness

December 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Saving innocent lives is a calling for those associated with animal shelter.LET'S RAISE A CHEER for the committed folks at the Rock County Humane Society, whose work this week includes rescuing nine dogs from South Korea that had been desti...

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Not the way it's supposed to work

December 06, 2017 at 6:55 am

Why won't politicians follow the regular order with legislation?FIRST, THIS NEWSPAPER has taken the position for years that the U.S. tax code is too complicated and needs to be reformed. Between special breaks and treatment for favored gro...

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The people have some rights, too

December 06, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Expecting those who rely on public assistance to be drug-free is reasonable.THIS ISN'T EVEN a hard public policy issue, in our view. When an able-bodied individual is depending on taxpayers to pay his or her way, the taxpayers ought to have...

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Bipartisanship! (for self-interest)

December 01, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Dear politicians: The people may not be as stupid as you think.AND THE DOUBLE STANDARD continues in the political world, this time in Madison.Just hours before NBC announced it had fired popular Today show host Matt Lauer, the top Republica...

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Transparent ploy to kneecap rival

November 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Evers deserves a day in court with his counsel of choice.FIRST, LET'S RECALL this newspaper has taken the stand that the elected office of statewide superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction is a superfluous waste of taxpayer m...

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It's a new low for US politics

November 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Never has it been clearer: At stake is the character of the country.THERE IT WAS, last weekend: President Trump tweeting out support for accused child molester Roy Moore, who is seeking a Senate seat from Alabama, and House Minority Leader ...

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