We’re going to try something different today. Rather than pontificate yet again upon the motives of Donald Trump’s supporters, I’ll let a few of them explain themselves in their own words.
If the Justice Department and FBI are, as we’ve been told incessantly over the past year, not merely patriots but consummate professionals incapable of being distracted by partisanship or petty Washington intrigues, why are Donald Trump’s antagonists freaking out over the fact that an inspec…
News that the New England Confectionery Co. may go under, after more than a century in business, sent shock waves through the candy world. Those who adore the company’s chalky, multicolored Necco Wafers are snapping up cases. A Florida woman offered to trade her car for the remaining stock.
The assumptions made by the writer of Friday’s letter to the editor concerning the status of roofing workers are incendiary. To assume these roofing workers are undocumented (the writer used “illegal”) without any knowledge of their status is to incite judgment of a whole group of people, wh…
I read with some interest the Monday article (Page 1A) about the building of a dorm in downtown Janesville. There may be such a need for UW-Rock County, especially since they are merging with UW-Whitewater and will continue to offer more four-year degrees. I am also aware of a desire by the …
With so many positive events going on in the world, all the media can focus on are these fairy tales that never got any legs, like Stormy Daniels and the Russian collusion. The left got stuck in their own flypaper and can’t seem to budge. Their only platform is to destroy Donald Trump.
This weekend, communities across the nation will observe Memorial Day, a time when we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States armed forces.
The recent rash of videos showing white people lashing out against blacks and Hispanics isn't just because everyone is carrying around an internet-connected camera in their pocket.
After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now."
The National Football League swaths itself in patriotic gestures. We’ve seen those pre-game moments when an unfurled American flag all but covers the field itself. We’ve watched solemn color guard ceremonies. We’ve witnessed the roaring fighter jet flyovers. To what extent these displays are…
To me being a veteran, it is pretty sad that, after the storm we had with all the hail damage, all the contractors flooding the south side of Janesville cannot seem to have any Americans working for them. So far all of the roofing contractors I have seen have all foreign crews working for th…
Election day is nearly six months away, and conventional wisdom decrees that Democrats will surf a blue wave and seize the House of Representatives. But I'm not so sure.
On his recent high-profile tour of the United States, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, met with executives from Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Disney, Warner Bros. and Lockheed Martin, among others, journeying from Wall Street to Silicon Valley championing his modernizatio…
Your article in the May 13 Mother’s Day edition, “Double the love,” was very well done and appropriate. Now, go to the May 16 Sound Off, where you boldly publicized the caller who didn’t seem to like the article.
An unemployment rate of 6.4 percent to 4 percent is considered full employment by the International Economic Council. In 2010, under Gov. Jim Doyle, the state unemployment rate was 9.3 percent. Wisconsin has now broken the mold with its current 2.8 percent unemployment rate. Employment oppor…
Well, it looks like Darien might have to secede from its long-standing union with Delavan. Go if you must. Good luck and Godspeed.
Anger over the pending closure of the Darien Elementary School is understandable, but talk of seceding from the Delavan-Darien School District is premature and potentially destructive.
I’ve just returned from my summer vacation, which I now take in mid-May so I can use the remaining time until Labor Day to recover. Here’s what I learned.
Saturday, May 19, was Armed Forces Day to honor all military services. I was surprised that The Gazette did not mention it.
Here’s a frightening reality: Thousands of vulnerable kids may be headed to Texas, which is already overwhelmed with problems in its own child-welfare system.
The allegations of sexual harassment against star author and critical darling Junot Diaz have now generated backlash, making this a good time to look at how the story developed and continues to cause rifts within the Latino community.
It won’t be hard to find people smiling when the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets and Snacks Expo comes to McCormick Place this week. All those delectable treats have a way of fostering happiness.
It’s the craziest thing. Factory towns that bled both jobs and people still have a fine housing stock, cheap for lack of demand. Booming tech centers, meanwhile, attract battalions of newcomers despite their soaring housing costs and growing congestion.
It must be something in the water, or in the fine print of the state Constitution: Every 20 years, a Republican governor seeking re-election must publicly vow to reform Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).
You can have your royal wedding, your princess bride, your pomp and your circumstance. For a real love story, I'm going with Thomas Markle.
No matter how often Hamas tells us that rioters on the Israel-Gaza border are armed, the media keeps referring to them as “protesters” and “demonstrators.” No matter how often Hamas concedes that those rioters are part of a broader “war,” the media simply won’t report it as such.
The pending closure of the West Milwaukee Street parking lot has some people worried downtown Janesville soon could face a parking shortage. With the demolition of the Rock River parking plaza last year, their concerns would seem to have merit.
On May 15, Gov. Scott Walker released his major budget policy memo to state agencies. With volcanoes erupting, a never-ending Washington soap opera, a lot of angst about Foxconn and so much more, I noted very little media coverage.
At least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire Monday and more than 2,700 injured during protests that coincided with the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem — the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014. This is on top of at least 40 Palestinians already killed and 7,900 injured since March 30, when 45 days of protest began leading up to today: Nakba Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 — 70 years ago — when 750,000 Palestinians were forcefully displaced from their homes and made refugees practically overnight with the creation of the state of Israel.