Editorials

Why we vote in the elections

May 14, 2018 at 9:40 am

In November, citizens get to decide if the attorney general should stay or go.WISCONSIN'S ATTORNEY GENERAL Brad Schimel is a conservative Republican. He hasn't exactly kept that a secret.Schimel, who faces a re-election challenge in Novembe...

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Be responsible. It's your city.

May 07, 2018 at 9:34 am

A new superintendent will not sprinkle pixie dust and fix your issues.THE SCHOOL BOARD soon will be making one of Beloit's most important decisions in years, when it extends an offer of employment for a new superintendent.Last week board me...

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Unforced errors by administration

April 30, 2018 at 10:10 am

Do school officials want to solve problems, or hide them?CALL IT ANOTHER self-inflicted wound on the part of management in the School District of Beloit.Apparently, administrators took it upon themselves to roll out a form for when and how ...

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No duty to keep your mouth shut

April 30, 2018 at 10:10 am

Elected representatives answer to voters, not board gag rule.AT A PRIVATE COMPANY, when management makes a decision, employees are expected to implement the plan and project a solid front to customers and outside the four walls of the organ...

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Try following regular order

April 23, 2018 at 9:45 am

Partisan leadership's power plays block debate, let alone decisions.THIS IS NOT how legislation is supposed to work - especially in the part of Congress which historically has considered itself the world's greatest deliberative body - but i...

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The real heroes of our region

April 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

Every day, people step up to meet the needs of their neighbors.THIS EVENING MARKS the 38th Annual Beloit Daily News Volunteer Recognition event, to be attended by nearly 150 people honoring the monthly recipients from the past year.All thos...

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Ryan's decision to come home

April 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

Politics can be rough, and disagreements many. But honor is in short supply.WHEN HE FIRST RAN for Congress, Paul Ryan of Janesville was a fresh-faced, earnest, quick to smile young man on a mission to make a difference, especially when it c...

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It's lose-lose, and it is 'nuts'

April 09, 2018 at 9:32 am

The unintended consequences of protectionism pose a global threat.U.S. SEN. BEN SASSE, THE Nebraska Republican, had this to say about President Trump's declaration of trade war with China: "(Maybe Trump is) just blowing off steam again, but...

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Fool the experts. Cast your ballot.

April 02, 2018 at 11:25 am

Exercise your freedoms. Participate in tomorrow's Wisconsin election.WISCONSIN VOTERS will make a number of crucial decisions on Tuesday, from electing a Supreme Court justice to filling seats on school boards and city councils and deciding...

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Privacy rights and Big Data

April 02, 2018 at 11:25 am

Facebook has absorbed the hit, but this conversation is overdue.THIS HAD TO HAPPEN. And it's about time.After a very bad week for Facebook - revelations 50 million users had their personal data hijacked, and another story detailing how Face...

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