Editorials

Critical reform for impartiality

June 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

Limit the stain of money on decisions by the justices.THE LAST TIME Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson was a candidate for election the opposition considered it essentially a lost cause, since her record of easy victories st...

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FBI fumbled; it did not cheat

June 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

Watchdog report shows errors. It does not show a 'deep state' conspiracy.THE INSPECTOR GENERAL'S report on the FBI supplies needed clarity, but did nothing to support political talking points for any side.Fired FBI Director James Comey was ...

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When government favors businesses

June 11, 2018 at 10:02 am

Vacuuming up taxpayer dollars does not always serve citizens' best interests.THE WORD USED most often by decision-makers in the public sector is "incentives."But let's call it what it is - corporate welfare and, often, crony capitalism.When...

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Setting the stage for wild swings

June 04, 2018 at 10:00 am

In modern era, one-party control is the equivalent of ideological bullying.THE SIGNATURE INITIATIVE from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's two terms in office is Act 10, which severely limited government employees' collective bargaining options...

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Property rights ought to matter

June 04, 2018 at 10:00 am

Is the Foxconn bet worth running roughshod over private ownership?ABOUT A DOZEN property owners in southeast Wisconsin have gone to court to oppose eminent domain being used to take their land to accommodate the big Foxconn Technology Group...

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Four decades serving state

June 04, 2018 at 10:00 am

Abrahamson broke through many barriers to serve Wisconsin citizens.SHIRLEY ABRAHAMSON, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice in Wisconsin history, was often revered or despised depending on one's political viewpoint.The first woman to s...

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Time to put up, or make apology

May 29, 2018 at 9:21 am

Former board member must show his hand, or fold the cards.THE ACCUSATION LEVELED against Beloit school board President Laurie Endres by former board member Dennis Baskin was stunning, and completely unexpected.At a public meeting last week ...

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'Mulligan' best for community

May 21, 2018 at 9:55 am

It's the ultimate outcome that matters in selecting a superintendent.IT WAS EMBARRASSING. No other word really fits.Last week the School District of Beloit narrowed its choices to three finalists for the next superintendent. In releasing th...

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Yes, it is city's 'burden' to notify

May 21, 2018 at 9:56 am

Others in vicinity should not have been in dark about foundry discharge.IN THE SPRING OF 2017, it appears a situation occurred at Winnebago Foundry, 132 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, that allowed metal residue to settle on vehicles parked ...

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They are gone, but not forgotten

May 14, 2018 at 9:40 am

Veterans' stories show patriotic spirit of Stateline Area.THE DAY-TO-DAY news often seems like a disturbing litany of man's infinite inhumanity toward man, from violence to scandal to criminality and more.Sometimes the news media gets the b...

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