Editorials

Fiddling while benefits burn

April 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

The arithmetic is simple: Retirement security is in peril.THE POLITICIANS in Washington are too busy arguing and pointing fingers to notice little things like a report stating Social Security and Medicare will be insolvent in just a few yea...

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It can be secret. Question is, why?

April 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

There might be something citizens can learn from open elections of officers.MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, when officers are elected to local government boards and councils, it's a breezy united front with leadership positions being filled without di...

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What's next after Mueller?

April 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

Get focused on protecting election integrity, so the people can decide if Trump stays or goes.AFTER TWO YEARS and millions of taxpayer dollars the so-called Mueller report - albeit in significantly redacted form - is out there for people to...

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To the board: Why the rush?

April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

Except in emergencies, lame-duck public bodies should defer decisions following elections. THE PAST WEEK was tumultuous for the School District of Beloit.On Tuesday, April 9, the board of education voted to accept the resignation of Interim...

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Still polarized, down the middle

April 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

With half leaning one way, half the other, shouldn't Wisconsin learn to collaborate?SO WHAT CAN Wisconsin learn from the razor-thin race for state Supreme Court between appellate court judges Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer?At least two th...

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'Physician Citizen' for a half century

April 08, 2019 at 10:08 am

This is a break from custom. Normally, though I write the opinion pieces that appear in this space, which I suspect most readers know, I do not sign the editorials.Today, though, requires a personal touch because it's, well, personal for me...

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Endorsements

April 01, 2019 at 9:48 am

The Beloit Daily News has made the following endorsements for Tuesday's election:• For Wisconsin Supreme Court: Judge Lisa Neubauer• For Beloit Board of Education: Pam Charles, John Wong, Phillip VanLandinghamPolls are open in Wis...

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Sad day for free speech

April 01, 2019 at 9:48 am

Beloit College taught the wrong lesson by caving to protesters.RIGHT ON CUE, Beloit College became a poster child to illustrate and justify President Trump's recent executive order relating to freedom of speech on college campuses.The execu...

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Opinion: Sad day for free speech

March 29, 2019 at 9:26 am

Beloit College taught the wrong lesson by caving to protesters.RIGHT ON CUE, Beloit College became a poster child to illustrate and justify President Trump's recent executive order relating to freedom of speech on college campuses.The execu...

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Let the facts out, move on to people's 2020 referendum

March 27, 2019 at 10:14 am

THE LONG-AWAITED Robert Mueller investigation has concluded. Here are key takeaways:• No collusion between Russians attempting to meddle in the 2016 election and the Trump team. That's good news. Move on.• The most important fact:...

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