Editorials

Make it no fake investigations

March 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Within minutes, Congress showed too much partisanship to be trusted.MONDAY’S EXTRAORDINARY HEARING before the House Intelligence Committee proved one thing.The political crowd cannot be trusted to seek truth free of partisan prejudic...

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Go ahead. Test pupils for drugs.

March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

It was a good idea when it came up before, and it’s still a good idea.THE IDEA PUT FORTH last week by Beloit School Board Vice President Nora Gard is not new. It was first proposed in Beloit, years ago, by then-Police Chief Richard T...

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What we value, what’s affordable

March 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

Trump’s budget is a shocker, but at least it starts an overdue conversation.THERE’S AN OLD SAYING that seems applicable: “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”Here’s another pers...

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Dying on a cross of strict ideology

March 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Partisans can’t solve problems because problem-solving is not their real goal.FIRST, FOR ALL THOSE who have been hearing about health care projections from the Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, let’s define what that agency...

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Not what he says, but what he does

March 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Citizens’ vigilance is required to preserve open government.FILE THIS ONE in the category of “watch what he does, not what he says.”For national “Sunshine Week” — a period designated to recognize th...

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Crazy takes over on environment

March 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Danger follows when political considerations get precedence over science.THIS IS JUST too crazy to imagine, like something out of a novelist’s mind or a plot for a TV drama.The guy just put in charge of the Environmental Protection A...

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Why independence is worth preserving

March 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Political interests keep grasping for judicial control.THOSE WHOSE VALUES in good government include an ethical, fair and independent judicial branch as a check on politicians should tell the governor and legislators to remove a provision i...

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He’s accountable for words, deeds

March 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Reckless and erratic are two words that should not describe presidents.IF THERE’S ANYTHING people should have learned by now during the unorthodox campaign and current presidency of Donald J. Trump, it’s never to assume the la...

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Make meetings more welcoming

March 06, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Marathon sessions are not good for citizens or the board.WE’VE SAID THIS BEFORE, but it bears saying again in light of the intense community interest lately in proceedings of the Beloit Board of Education.Put citizens first.With that...

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Take a stand for transparency

March 04, 2017 at 10:00 am

Preserving openness in government has value for Wisconsin citizens.AT THE CAPITOL in Madison, the standard phrase could be “there they go again.”Not all that long ago — over Fourth of July weekend — legislators t...

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