Editorials

Always be wary of their motives

October 09, 2017 at 4:00 pm

There are ways to address concerns without closing blinds on records.LET'S REMEMBER: The nationwide push for police body cameras originated because bad - sometimes fatal - behavior by a few officers was captured on camera and broadcast acro...

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Protect voters, or politicians?

October 06, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Unintentionally or not, chief justice identified the key question.THE QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS that clearly had U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts agonizing are not frivolous."The whole point is you're taking (redistricting) issues...

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A deeper question about our society

October 04, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Has erosion of a shared sense of right and wrong made us vulnerable?BEFORE THE GUNSMOKE cleared in Las Vegas the public conversation took a predictable turn - politicians and pundits arguing over gun control measures.It has become a recurri...

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Tax reform, yes, but remain wary

September 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Don't just trust the politicians to have everyone's best interests in mind.FEDERAL TAX REFORM. Sounds terrific. But even more than with most things, the devil's in the details.And at this point, details are harder to find than virtue at a b...

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Just try not stoking anger

September 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Yes, most Americans object to the kneeling. But must people always be daggers-drawn?WHEN IT COMES to President Trump's take on professional athletes declining to stand during the playing of the national anthem, he's right. And he's wrong.An...

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Keep appointments, elections separate

September 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Political gamesmanship can accompany filling public office vacancies.LET'S STATE THIS clearly before going any further: Beth Jacobsen is likely to make an excellent member of the Beloit City Council. She has experience, serving in a previou...

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Tread very lightly on right to protest

September 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm

There is no need for new laws to prosecute the violent.FILE THIS UNDER the category of legislation that could cause more harm than good.But first, let's state that we agree completely with the premise behind the proposed legislation in Madi...

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It's a success. Leave it alone.

September 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Yet another go-too-far gun bill has emerged in Madison.SOME MAY REMEMBER that tongue-in-cheek suggestion made when airliner hijackings were almost a common occurrence. It went like this: If you want to stop the hijackers, hand out a gun to ...

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It's too important. Talk to each other.

September 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Authoritarian tendencies of the political world poorly serve the people.HERE WE GO AGAIN. Congressional Republicans are making another run at repealing and replacing Obamacare.As regular readers know, we are a long way from being Obamacare ...

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Has Trump found a way to win?

September 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Get things done that are popular across party lines and watch the polls rise.THE REPUBLICAN PARTY - that is, the traditional Republican Party - never has been a willing bride for Donald Trump and increasingly it appears never will be.That s...

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