Editorials

Choices lie ahead for South Beloiters

November 01, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Reaching for a better future involves risk and investment.SOUTH BELOIT HAS some big decisions to make over the coming months and years.At a special city council meeting this week, plans were discussed for a new city hall and public library ...

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Embarrassing, maybe worse.

October 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The level of political malpractice has become an existential threat.IN THIS SPACE, we often have expressed the view the American two-party system is broken, dominated by oversized political ambition and ego, and the influence of big money. ...

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Right, wrong and Robin Vos

October 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Speaker's legitimate point lost in the justified anger over his name-calling.WORDS MATTER, AND Wisconsin's Assembly Speaker Robin Vos chose the wrong one. Referring to three Republican senators and their behind-the-scenes dealings with Gov....

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Never be fearful of speaking up

October 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Elected board or council members should not feel censored or intimidated.LET'S GET TO THE POINT: Beloit Turner School Board President John Turner is wrong. And if a board policy says he's right, then the policy is wrong.Turner wrote a criti...

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It's time to have your say, citizens

October 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Maybe the proposed tax increase will get Silent Sams to speak up.TUESDAY EVENING, beginning at 6:30 p.m., decision-makers for the School District of Beloit will convene a public hearing where individuals can give their input on the 2017-18 ...

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Needed: Better way to pay public costs

October 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Relying on Madison politicians and property taxes is a failing system.IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR, when local governments build and finalize their budgets. The newspaper has published several stories in recent days about those plans, and the ass...

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'No gain' for rich? Don't believe that.

October 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Tax reform is a worthy goal, but details and benefits matter.IN BELOIT THIS WEEK Congressman Mark Pocan, the Madison Democrat who represents this area in the nation's capital, called proposed tax reform "the biggest lie" he's seen in Washin...

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Call it leadership, American-style

October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Is punishing the poor a salve for bruised political egos?SIX MILLION PEOPLE. That's the estimated number of Americans whose health insurance premiums are subsidized under the Affordable Care Act, and who stand to be unceremoniously tossed o...

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Endangering the people of Illinois

October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Seriously, could Illinois politicians do worse if they tried?THIS IS HARDLY NEWS to anyone who has been paying attention, but the ghastly government finance stories just continue to escalate in Illinois.The issue is getting very close to ho...

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Again, a powerful man behaves badly

October 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

In America, a fat checkbook can bestow a sense of being bulletproof.THE YEAR IS 2017. And we're still talking about this kind of stuff? How depressing.Hollywood super-producer Harvey Weinstein apparently has been sexually harassing (or wors...

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