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Esther Cepeda: Racial, ethnic labels can create landmines
Labels can be perfectly acceptable to some in a particular group and at the same time deeply insult others.
Our Views: Charity spreads Christ's message
Christians will celebrate the birth of their savior amid the backdrop of charitable efforts that are brightening Christmas for the needy here and across the globe.
Matt Pommer: Gas price decline might alter plans for highway funding
The road building industry and its labor unions loved the department's building suggestions. Financing ideas met quick criticism from others.
Bill Lueders: ’Twas a night in Wisconsin: A year-end reflection on the state’s political spectacles
Walker gazed down on his allies and called them by name: “Come Vos, come Fitzgerald, come more of the same."
Kathleen Parker: Kim Jong Un and the inglorious hackers
Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic (cough, cough) People’s Republic of Korea, apparently wasn’t able to tolerate what nutty Americans call political satire.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Dec. 22
Thumbs up to Samuel Dockery and Heather Faust, Janesville's John Striegel, Girls Night Out-Rock County and Community Action's housing plan.
First Amendment: Faith, not politics, keeps Christ in Christmas
Putting Christ in Christmas is a task for the faithful—not for public school officials or state lawmakers.
Michael Gerson: Room for nonconformity offers room for genius
The movie “The Imitation Game" asserts a strong connection between Alan Turing’s eccentricity and his brilliance.
Steven Walters: Capitol fight pits income versus property tax cutters
New state Department of Revenue figures on who paid income taxes in 2013—and how much their tax bills fell in a year—may help those focusing on property tax cuts.
Our Views: Keep your holidays merry and safe: Don't drink and drive
“Well, heck, Joe, take the back roads home like I do. Besides, if you get busted, it's like a simple traffic ticket."