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Peter Funt: My mom’s success
Mom wasn’t a lot of things, but she was this: the nicest person I’ve ever met. I don’t recall her doing a single mean-spirited thing in her life. Ever.
Esther Cepeda: Pass the ketchup
Ketchup didn’t get sugared up until it came to America, growing in popularity to become the national condiment. I learned this in Dan Jurafsky’s captivating book.
Bill Lueders: Vos' attack on election, ethics board draws return fire
Board Chairman Thomas Barland finds Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' criticism “grossly exaggerated and sensationalized.”
Matt Pommer: Have Democrats become Bears of politics?
Mary Burke wasn’t quick enough to score on the jobs-program issue. Speed and preparedness are as important in politics as they are in professional football.
Our Views: Changes again greet Wisconsin deer hunters
Many changes await the more than half-million hunters who will step into forests and fields and climb into tree stands Saturday for the start of Wisconsin's gun deer season.
Kathleen Parker: Pope calls for family resurrection
Pope Francis clearly has suggested that he wants to make pastoral changes without changing doctrine. This might mean offering Communion to gays and divorcees, for example.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Thumbs Up to a public forum on Interstate 90/39 plans, Community Actions Fatherhood Initiative and the life of educator Pam Knorr; Thumbs Down to scam artists.
Steven Walters: Who will lead Democrats to better tomorrows?
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Madison is the state's top elected Democrat. But Baldwin, elected in 2012, hasn't put her stamp on the party's statewide organization.
Michael Gerson: A pope’s human touch
In the middle of an important cultural conflict within the Catholic Church, Pope Francis sounds an uncertain trumpet.
Peter Funt: Penny wise and parks foolish
The National Parks Service should cancel proposed fee increases, and Congress should Congress make our sacred public spaces free and equally accessible to all.