Editorials

Ask the question of more people

June 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Timing matters when citizens are being asked to raise their own taxes.GOOD AND BAD. That's how we would describe a slate of measures proposed in the Wisconsin Legislature to guide how school districts around the state manage when a local re...

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Too many secrets, not enough leaks

June 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Not always, but often 'leakers' act in the public interest.FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP it must be hair-pulling maddening that everything around him seems to spring leaks faster than a rotting wooden boat.For everybody else out here in the re...

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Intriguing concept for road revenue

June 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Wisconsin should give serious consideration to Loudenbeck's idea.IT'S KIND OF LATE in the budget game in Wisconsin, but this is an idea worth slowing down to consider.Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton and a member of the budget-writing Joint F...

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Accountability and trust still matter

June 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Facts are not reported just to stir the pot or embarrass people.IN THE LONG RUN the repeated misuse of a Town of Beloit credit card by Administrator Ian Haas is hardly a top-tier example of public misbehavior.The numbers are relatively smal...

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The Constitution needs protection

June 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Americans should be skeptical of attempts to tamper with the Founders' work.TODAY IS FLAG DAY. Just around the corner is the Fourth of July - Independence Day.So it's a good time to think a little bit about patriotism, the American heritage...

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Next up: Mueller pursues the facts

June 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Time to move Russia probe away from politics and toward truth.LET'S LOOK AT a couple of windows in time. When the 2016 election was in full swing and the Hillary Clinton email investigation was making news, former president Bill Clinton duc...

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Finally, at least some are talking

June 09, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Discussions between city and 'remnant'residents should be encouraged.SO THIS IS WHAT it took to interest at least some folks in the Town of Beloit to explore opportunities for partnering on public services with the City of Beloit.Town of Be...

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Those 27 words he wouldn't say

June 09, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Remember: When crises inevitably come, it's good to have friends.WITH THE POLITICAL WORLD fixated on former FBI director James Comey's testimony, a matter at least as important sailed by this week so quietly it was almost imperceptible.Firs...

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Give cooperation an opportunity

June 07, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Don't be afraid to give both parties a chance to pass a good transportation plan.THIS JUST SHOULDN'T happen in Madison, not in today's political landscape. Republicans control the governor's office. Republicans have historic majorities in t...

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Free speech, but own what you say

June 05, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Just because you can speak up doesn't mean it's without consequences.FOLKS MAY REMEMBER the country band Dixie Chicks. During a concert in England one of the Chicks ripped into then-President George W. Bush, essentially saying she was asham...

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