Border security, but with heart

February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

Countries must have borders. And countries benefit from immigrants.ACROSS AMERICA there was plenty of “shock and awe” this week in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s announced guidance on executing Presid...

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Time for caution on immigration

February 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

City officials should not get in a hurry on immigration topic.READERS MAY WONDER — we are curious as well — how a request by a Latino group for the city of Beloit to introduce a municipal identification card program would squa...

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Needed: Petition and referendum

February 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Politicians make a living by thwarting the will of the people.TAKE A LOOK at the column on this page by Steve Walters, a longtime political reporter and observer of Wisconsin state government.Walters writes about statewide advisory referend...

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Repeat: Time to act, not talk

February 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

School board’s splintered non-response to staff issues is unacceptable.MAKING EXCUSES. That’s what we call the all-but-anticipated response — or, perhaps more accurately, non-response — from board members earlier...

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Keep perspective, to make it better

February 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Imperfections and all, Beloit is a great community that confronts its issues.NEWS COVERAGE COMING OUT of last week’s board of education assembly in which School District of Beloit faculty and staff laid bare a stunning list of proble...

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Did you hear that? Beloit must respond

February 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm

A successful community relies on effective schools. It starts with discipline.WHETHER THEY KNOW it or not, Beloit school board members created an expectation Friday that things will get better in the buildings and classrooms around the city...

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Unforced errors in the US Senate

February 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

When you know you are going to win, you can afford to be patient.TALK ABOUT A STUNNING capacity for unforced errors and self-inflicted wounds.Liberal Democrat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was holding forth Tuesday evening before a mo...

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An Obama holiday? Governor, veto it.

February 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Government workers do not need another paid day off. And taxpayers do not need the bill.THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY — yes, the same legislature that hasn’t managed to pass a budget for two years going on three — is lo...

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Unions must build value for survival

February 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Declining numbers show few persuaded by old talking points.THE WAR OF WORDS has been joined again between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and various advocates for unions.Walker says he talked with Vice President Mike Pence about “how th...

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