Editorials

Promises, promises during election 2018

September 24, 2018 at 10:44 am

Keep a skeptical ear as politicians up the rhetorical ante in close races.IN WISCONSIN and across the nation this is an election year, so brace yourself for outlandish promises delivered with straight faces by politicians.The race for Wisco...

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Whistle-blowers serve the public

September 24, 2018 at 10:44 am

Talkative ex-employees may be embarrassing, but can serve the people's interests.MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC probably learned more this year about an obscure legal strategy - nondisclosure agreements, or NDAs - than they ever wanted to know. That...

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Literacy initiative crucial to future

September 17, 2018 at 10:22 am

Adult success requires life-long learning. Reading and writing skills pave the way.IT'S A MISCONCEPTION to think even the most motivated students will learn everything they need to know to be successful adults by spending their growing-up y...

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The glue that binds America

September 17, 2018 at 10:22 am

On this anniversary, take time to reflect on the Framers' wisdom.LISTENING TO THE wild-eyed babblers on cable television or talk radio, one might conclude the United States has plunged into an existential struggle and doomsday is near.The l...

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The secret cabal in White House

September 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

Real patriotism does not hide or ambush. It speaks directly to the people.ONE MIGHT NOT expect President Trump and former President Barack Obama to agree on much, but this past week found the two men both expressing critical thoughts follow...

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Featured letter The characteristics of good leadership standards

September 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

The recent passing of two prominent Americans, Senator John McCain and Aretha Franklin, has me thinking about the importance of leadership.While Aretha Franklin was not a political leader, she was a revered cultural figure, and her songs we...

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Pay attention, and be heard

September 04, 2018 at 11:44 am

Opportunities to be informed are there, but matter little if people won't engage.FOR THE PAST quarter century advocates have been trying to shut down Fourth Street in the vicinity of Beloit Memorial High School. Members of the public pushed...

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Dignity, civility is to be wished

September 04, 2018 at 11:44 am

Politicians should not make habit of President Trump's name-calling style.YES, IT WAS ALL very clever - Low Energy Jeb Bush, Lyin' Ted Cruz, Crooked Hillary and on and on.Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made name-calling nicknames ...

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Promote unity, not separation

August 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

Like it or not, this community rises or falls together.SOMETIME IN DECEMBER, the governor's office through the Department of Administration may make its decision on the Town of Beloit's incorporation proposal.There are supporters of the pla...

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Order, outcomes should be focus

August 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

To succeed, public schools should get back to basic expectations.PEOPLE IN CHARGE of the region's public schools would do well to pay attention to results of a recently published study by Education Next, in a journal associated with Harvard...

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