Editorials

Take close look at Constitution

January 14, 2019 at 11:07 am

Presidents are supposed to wield limited authority. Or so the Founders believed.THIS IS ON CONGRESS. It has been a long time in the making. And those who profess fealty to the Founders, and particularly to the United States Constitution and...

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Time to rethink 'War on Drugs'

January 07, 2019 at 10:16 am

Decades of failure have impacted society in destructive ways.THERE'S AN OLD spiritual called "Dem Bones" and it goes like this: "Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone, heel bone connected to the ankle bon...

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Our solid base for a good year

December 31, 2018 at 9:34 am

Greater Beloit remains well positioned to sustain momentum into 2019.DOWNTOWN BELOIT - a place once marked by decay and vacant storefronts - has become a vibrant showplace, a foodie destination and home to dozens of eclectic specialty shops...

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Question: Do leaders reflect who we are?

December 24, 2018 at 9:23 am

If America wants to be great, America and its leaders must be good.AS THE YEAR draws to a close, let's consider three stories from the past week and give some thought to how we, as Americans, may want to conduct our lives.1. From Fox News: ...

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Pie-in-the-sky? Not any longer

December 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

Beloit's long-delayed casino proposal has momentum.AT THE RISK of being herded among the eternal optimists, after a couple of decades, we will say this:Beloit has never been closer to seeing the proposed casino-resort complex actually happe...

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Show courage, veto a bad bill

December 10, 2018 at 10:36 am

Raw power play is an insult to voters' rights and historic precedent.SUDDENLY, ON NOV. 7, when Wisconsin awoke to news that voters had elected Democrat challenger Tony Evers and ousted incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker, leaders of the ...

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Wisconsin needs this powerful tool

December 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

Citizens should be able to force binding referendum votes.CITIES AND COUNTIES in Wisconsin have been worked up over what is called the "dark store loophole" in calculating property taxes for businesses.It goes like this. Business interests ...

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This is not about what to 'believe'

December 03, 2018 at 11:02 am

Denying science because it may threaten the status quo poorly serves posterity.IT'S ONE THING to debate possible strategies - what's do-able, what's affordable - related to evidence the planet is exposed to accelerating risk from climate ch...

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County clerks got this right

November 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

Shifting an election for the sake of partisan advantage is wasteful, and corrupt.FROM A STANDPOINT OF principle and political philosophy, it's clearly wrong that outgoing Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature would eve...

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Improving starts with showing up

November 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

The community can't be indifferent and still expect better schools.AS BELOIT MOVES forward in so many encouraging ways, one of the biggest challenges remaining is achieving major improvements in the School District of Beloit.Arguably, there...

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