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Con: If bureaucratic buttinskies back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit
For those who appear to be addicted to regulation, and not to public health, e-cigarettes provide an unwelcome challenge.
First Amendment: The perils of a “Christian America”
The First Amendment prohibition on church-state entanglement has been very good for religion in America.
Pro: FDA should do its job; 16 million US kids are inhaling dangerous substances
Nicotine is addictive, and it is a poison—two facts that the FDA should make explicit by requiring warning labels on e-cigarette devices and vials of e-juices.
Our Views: Seriously consider Janesville's Monterey Dam for removal
If it repairs the dam now, the city can count on spending more to fix it in future years. The insidious flow of water forever erodes the structure.
Esther Cepeda: The importance of Chicago's Latino vote
Esther Cepeda: The importance of Chicago's Latino vote
If Hispanics turn out to vote in the April 7 Chicago runoff, will it be because they have the potential to elect the city's first Hispanic mayor?
Dick Polman: Hillary gets busted for secrecy (again)
Turns out that Hillary, in all her official communications as secretary of state, used a personal email account—defying the Federal Records Act.
Bill Lueders: Law against political falsehoods sets high bar for prosecution
To run afoul of the law, it seems, a statement made during a political campaign must be both apparently credible and knowingly untrue.
Kathleen Parker: The GOP: A tragedy in 52 acts
Once again, Democrats were handed the opportunity to point out that Republicans aren’t in town to govern. They’re in town to lose.
Matt Pommer: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sidestepping familiar issues
Matt Pommer: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sidestepping familiar issues
Back in Washington, the governor tore into the press for asking uncomfortable questions.
Our Views: Progressive approach is helping get addicts off heroin
Our Views: Progressive approach is helping get addicts off heroin
Heroin use in Rock County is an epidemic. A remarkable pilot program started by Janesville police officer Brian Foster, however, is paying dividends and saving lives.