Editorials

Punish the act, not the thought

August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Repulsive speech is constitutionally protected. Rioting is not.AMIDST ALL THE righteous indignation over the provocations last weekend in Virginia by neo-Nazis, Klansmen and the like, let's spend a few minutes doing something guaranteed to ...

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Betting the future of new generation

August 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Foxconn deal demands tight monitoring and tough performance requirements for payoffs. AS INCENTIVES WIND through the Wisconsin legislature for the proposed Foxconn development in the southeast part of the state, the full scope of the risk b...

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Finding the way to better future

August 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Don't expect politicians to solve America's original problem. The job belongs to all of us.IT HAS BEEN SAID that America's persistent conflict - indeed, its near-constant focus - on matters of race is the country's "original sin."Likewise, ...

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Law can't repair opioid damages

August 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Both society and individuals must accept ownership of the problem.A FEW DAYS AGO the Beloit Daily News published a two-day series of articles on what is described as the opioid epidemic. It was the latest in a long line of articles publishe...

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We will believe what Sully says

August 09, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hero of the Hudson doesn't like tampering with air traffic control.WHEN IT COMES to the national proposal to switch out government employees in the air traffic control towers and replace them with private-sector run operations, here's what ...

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Welcome return of Merrill Center

August 09, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Active efforts to improve challenged neighborhoods critical to Beloit's future.LAST WEEK IT WAS announced that Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth counties had finalized purchase of the former Merrill Community Center, located at 142...

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Maybe, some day, people will hear

August 07, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Pressing for good, honest government practices requires a long-haul mindset.THE GENTLEMAN DESERVES what might be called the Persistence Award - that sounds better than the Beat-A-Dead-Horse Award - for never giving up on what appears to a g...

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Generosity. It's a Beloit thing.

August 04, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Caring, committed people continue to make a difference.A GREAT COMMUNITY isn't just a collection of impressive buildings, good school facilities, fine public parks, shopping and dining options, recreational venues, churches to call home, pu...

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Showing disrespect toward the troops

August 02, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Seriously? Taking the military's chain of command by storm with a tweet?FOR THE MOMENT, let's leave for another day the question of whether the United States should prohibit transgender people from serving their country in the military.Inst...

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This is not how it should work

July 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm

No clearer statement could be made: With party ideologues, the people get no respect.IN THEORY, AND HISTORICALLY, the United States Senate has been considered the world's foremost deliberative body.First of all, that suggests senators of op...

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