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government and politics
September 4, 2018
Political parties build consensus
If you take a dim view of our political parties, you're in sterling company. So did George Washington. In his famous farewell address, he warned us against "the baneful effects of the spirit of (political) party." A political party, he wrote, "agitates the community with ill-founded...
September 4, 2018 - 9:14am
August 31, 2018
Billings Park rat infestation highlights rental issues
On July 18, a neighbor reported seeing rats nesting in a car and tall grass on the property at 2623 N. 21st St.
August 31, 2018 - 2:14pm
August 28, 2018
Hold Trump accountable for falsehoods
As the press points out misleading and inaccurate statements President Trump makes in campaign speeches, tweets and press conferences, Trump counters with, "Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. Just remember, what you're seeing and what you're reading is...
August 28, 2018 - 8:16am
Nip the weed in the bud
President Trump is sometimes compared to Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler. Trump Republicans say that is unwarranted. While Trump has certainly not taken the extreme actions that Hitler did, it is also clear that he is heading America in that direction.
August 28, 2018 - 8:14am
August 24, 2018
Press serves honorable purpose
There are words anyone of us would love to see in print next to our name. Words like truth, respect, honesty, courage and decency. Most people respect people who earn the honor to be described with these words. The intensity of extreme political ideology is causing people to use words...
August 24, 2018 - 8:03am
August 17, 2018
Trump media tirades self-serving
Given a choice, Thomas Jefferson opined he preferred "newspapers without a government" over "a government without newspapers" in a letter to Edward Carrington in the late 1700s. An author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson endured criticism of the press when he became...
August 17, 2018 - 4:28pm
Zoning change could build development flexibility in mall area
When the Mariner Mall opened in the early 1980s, its zoning made sense.
August 17, 2018 - 2:35pm
American values make us great
This is not who we are. People, the environment, words and facts matter. Donald Trump's rebuke of our country and intelligence community following the Putin summit, and his Iranian threats for "consequences few ... have ever suffered " are dangerous statements. Taking children from...
August 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Expand, don't restrict, voters' access to the polls
There are times when I'm convinced the progress of this country can be measured through our ballot laws. Think about it. Over the course of our history, we've expanded the franchise from the sole preserve of white male property owners to most all citizens age 18 and older —...
August 17, 2018 - 8:32am
August 10, 2018
Tell WEC: What builds your voter confidence?
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism recently reported a disagreement on election security. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell told a reporter that future elections will be protected because the vote-counting equipment is not directly connected to the internet. If that...
August 10, 2018 - 7:51am
Trump presidency may be short-lived
I came to America over three decades ago and rescinded my Indian citizenship based on what America offered. In December 2015, the Wisconsin State Journal published nine memorable quotes — mine was one of them: "despite all of these things have happened the last few months, I...
August 10, 2018 - 7:41am
August 9, 2018
Safety grant will fund radios at Cathedral School
Cathedral School will receive a $20,000 School Safety Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, one of 60 first-round school grants announced last week.
August 9, 2018 - 11:05am
August 8, 2018
Union managers arrested after fight with city councilors
A construction manager and carpenters union business manager who addressed the City Council last year were arrested early Wednesday morning after a report of a fight with two city councilors outside Jimmy’s Saloon in Billings Park.
August 8, 2018 - 3:18pm
August 7, 2018
Get information and vote Aug. 14
Women voting has only been allowed since 1920. In 1924, Native Americans were granted the legal right to vote, but did the communities allow it? Poll tax was not prohibited until 1964. Eighteen-year-olds got the right to vote in 1971. So, how many people will vote in the next election,...
August 7, 2018 - 8:11am
AARP seeks volunteers for Tax-Aide program
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person tax filing help to anyone, especially those age 50 and older, who can't afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make...
August 7, 2018 - 8:06am