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Vietnam series provides timely booster shot

September 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - Many Americans' moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past politics - about flawed historical figures who were forced by cascading circumstances to make di...

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Foxconn ball now in the company's court

September 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

TO: Terry T.M.Gou, Chairman, FoxconnJiuwéndàmíng. [Translation: I have heard much about you.]Starting with $7,500 and a few workers in 1974, you built one of the largest electronics design and high-tech manufacturing companies in the world....

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Featured letter Town is its own incorporated municipality

September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Town of Beloit is no longer to be seen as the "future expansion area" of the City of Beloit.The press release recently distributed by the City of Beloit and the comments made by City Manager, Lori Luther, are unfortunate, misleading and...

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Guest Commentary Town residents should have final say

September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I'm writing in response to the Guest Commentary from Beloit City Manager Lori Curtis Luther published last week in the Beloit Daily News about the Town's interest in moving towards incorporation. As a long time Town resident and current Boa...

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Guest commentary Fog of uncertainty can lead to war

September 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - When today's historians look at the confrontation between the United States and North Korea, they're likely to hear echoes of ultimatums, bluffs and botched messages that accompanied conflicts of the past, often with catastroph...

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New highway-funding ideas became roadkill

September 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

IN THE final hours of Joint Finance Committee debate on the next state budget, one lawmaker said this: Wisconsin is envied nationally for its fully funded public employee pension system, but mocked for not having a long-term plan to maintai...

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Guest Commentary Protecting the Beloit community at-large

September 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Town of Beloit published its notice of intent to circulate a petition to incorporate a portion of the Town of Beloit into a Village. In order for Town of Beloit residents to have the option to consider annexation as an alternative to...

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Featured letter Always be proud to call Beloit my home

September 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I've been visiting each of the City of Beloit's 46 parks over the last several months as I have prepared for leaving home.As I was walking down College Street and on to the flagstone path at Horace White Park it struck me that many generati...

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Guest commentary Restoring Wisconsin property tax fairness

September 01, 2017 at 4:00 pm

What would you think if the value of your property was determined by comparing your home to a blighted, abandoned house on the other side of town?Certainly, the two houses are not the same. The family that takes the time to maintain their h...

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Yale offers tutorial in social descent

September 01, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - Summer brings no respite for academics committed to campus purifications, particularly at the institution that is the leader in the silliness sweepstakes, Yale. Its Committee on Art in Public Spaces has discovered that a stone ...

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