Editorials

'Supporting wife for court clerk'

October 22, 2018 at 10:05 am

The Clerk of Court race is probably not a race anyone considers before seeing it on their ballot. Many are surprised to learn that the race is a partisan race (what's political about managing the courts' records?).For the first time in a lo...

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Politics 2018; hypocrisy wins

October 15, 2018 at 11:04 am

Unless they break laws, the 'mob' is just Americans exercising their rights.MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE the folks who study such things say attention spans are growing shorter and shorter in this age when information overload is a staple of everyday...

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About outcomes, and measuring

October 09, 2018 at 10:15 am

Leadership shift creates an opportunity for deep change, but it's later than we think.ANOTHER YEAR, another round of state academic test results and the conclusion remains: The School District of Beloit just is not getting the job done.The ...

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Preparing youth for adult culture

October 01, 2018 at 10:12 am

It can be jolting when young people discover the demands of the workplace.ORLANDO RAMOS, the new principal at Beloit Memorial High School, said it well: "Kids are brutally honest, and they don't have a political agenda. They tell it like it...

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He knows better, repeats it anyway

October 01, 2018 at 10:12 am

Anyone can flub a number. But, eventually, repeating an error looks like something else.HE DID IT AGAIN. It's one thing to mangle a fact. It's another thing to mangle it again and again even though the error repeatedly has been documented f...

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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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