Editorials

'The awakening' is a good thing

February 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Want to really disrupt politics and drain the swamp? Join this movement.A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT in Texas informed students and their parents the district will suspend any kid who walks out to protest gun laws in accord with nationwide calls...

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The United States is not powerless

February 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Time to talk about policy now? Not if bought-and-paid-for politicians can stall.WE CAN THINK of no better example to illustrate the political paralysis and abject futility that has doomed appeals to Congress for legislative relief related t...

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Redistricting fight back in US Supreme Court

February 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

IT WAS a reasonable question:Did a U.S. Supreme Court order that told Pennsylvania legislators to immediately redraw the districts of U.S. House members signal how the Court would rule in the challenge to Wisconsin Assembly districts?No, ac...

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When handouts become the norm

February 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Business leaders learn fast. Politicians always ready to socialize risk.WELL, SERIOUSLY, did anyone really believe other businesses all across Wisconsin and beyond weren't watching?The pile of public handouts for the proposed Foxconn develo...

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It's grand theft from our kids

February 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The evidence is in: Neither political party cares about deficits and debt.JOE SCARBOROUGH, the former Republican congressman and host of the eponymous cable television political show "Morning Joe," commented the other day about how the two ...

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Keep your pervs in own counties

February 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Beloit should be fighting back against unwelcome placements.IT'S HARD NOT TO WONDER: Is there some kind of conspiracy going on in out-of-town legal circles, along the lines of, "Hey, let's get rid of our perverts and dump them in Beloit. Th...

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Learning lots with unscripted moments

February 09, 2018 at 4:00 pm

When public people show their private hearts, listen closely.THERE'S AN OLD saying in politics: Pay attention to what politicians say when they don't know we're listening.And so it is this week with revelations that FBI wiretaps related to ...

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A difference in philosophy

February 07, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The purpose of government assistance should be to transition people to self-sufficiency.GOV. SCOTT WALKER brought former four-term Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson along as his administration rolled out its latest round of welfare reforms. Re...

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Challenge posed by store closing

February 05, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Shopping alternatives must be part of any forward-facing community.WITH ALL RESPECT for the many stores selling goods and services in the Greater Beloit community, the announced plan to shutter the Elder-Beerman department store at the Ecli...

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Let's do right by these kids

February 02, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Community should get behind innovative effort to reach youngest learners.MANY STRANGE THINGS are going on in and around the School District of Beloit these days, the kind of activities and programs many residents - particularly older folks,...

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