Every nation has its decline. This is ours. When a country tolerates sexual assaults by their leaders that go uninvestigated and when elected individuals ignore evidence of illegal activities, placing their party above all else, these are the signs of decline.
On Nov. 13, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited in Washington with his counterpart in the United States, Donald Trump. Both leaders are controversial, in different ways, both at home and abroad.
America and the world are facing a crisis of division. Left vs. right. Have vs. have not. Urban vs. rural. Us vs. them.
On a summer afternoon in 1975, the most notorious labor leader in the United States disappeared, the presumed victim of a mob hit. Today, the case remains unsolved, Hoffa’s body has never been found, and his story continues to fascinate the public. Martin Scorsese’s new film, “The Irishman,”…
For the first time in U.S. history, an American war has lasted long enough to see a child born at the start of hostilities reach fighting age. Our military personnel have been in Afghanistan—first with Operation Enduring Freedom, launched less than a month after the terrorist attacks of Sept…
Janesville Superintendent Steve Pophal might consider adding "stop the slide in the school district's state report card scores" to the ambitious list of "promises" he unveiled two years ago.
“Benchmarking” is a word being used in Washington these days to describe a plan in Congress that some believe would end surprise medical bills, but in reality, it would destroy rural health care in our country.
I think Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards meant it when he partly credited his re-election to LSU’s and the Saints’ winning season. That would be the football teams—Louisiana State University and the New Orleans Saints.
President Emmanuel Macron of France has issued a dramatic declaration in favor of European independence from NATO and the United States. Instead, he favors establishing a distinctive European military organization and explicitly separate diplomatic role in the world.
The EPA wants to ban research that doesn’t violate the privacy of its subjects. That means less science — and fewer rules for polluters.
In an unlikely turn, socialism has become part of the 2020 presidential campaign. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has reiterated the case for “democratic socialism,” while President Trump has said a vote for any Democrat next year is a vote for “radical socialism.”
A conference next Monday at Carroll University will begin the process of drafting a new statewide plan to make sure Wisconsin meets its changing workforce needs.
The news media has brought to my attention that Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed the state Capitol rotunda will exhibit a “holiday” tree rather than a Christmas tree this year.
Parents are constantly told that reading to their children will instill vital communication skills and that modeling engaged reading will set their kids on a course to becoming bookworms.
Local officials should require campaigns to sign contracts ahead of their visits, promising to reimburse local governments for any incurred expenses.
The problem with most conspiracy theories is that they presume too much competence on the part of the conspirators. The same may be true when it comes to President Trump's alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. As Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., put it, "What I can tell you about the Trump policy towards the Ukraine is that it was incoherent ... They seem to be incapable of forming a quid pro quo."
Janesville welcomed our hockey Jets almost 10 years ago, and the response was and continues to be positive. The community and businesses have supported the organization, and Jets ownership and the young men on the team have weaved themselves into the fabric of our city.
"The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!" Those were the introductory comments of sportscaster Jim McKay years ago on the TV program "Wide World of Sports."
Regarding the man lying in Monterey Park, he definitely needs a love patrol to bring him food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and show him kindness and love. Here is a man with a soul who is very mentally ill. Here is a man who is in desperate need of the milk of kindness and love were he ev…
While Democrats pretend to care about stopping foreign interference into our elections to preserve the integrity of our democracy, they conveniently turn a blind eye to their own election meddling. The rest of us can see with our own eyes.
One of the most durable conspiracy theories of our times finds Vladimir Putin recruiting a billionaire media personality named Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. In some iterations of the tale, Trump is willingly serving his Kremlin comrades; in others, he is merely the victim of kompromat…
The public impeachment hearings were barely underway when Jim Jordan, the GOP’s attack Chihuahua, began to yap about the whistleblower. Where’s the whistleblower? Why can’t we question the whistleblower? Bring in the whistleblower! Who’s the whistleblower?
To be fair, the justice system needs to be based on rules and procedures that ensure people serve time only for the actual offenses they are convicted of. So why is the Department of Justice now, apparently, engaging in a process that will keep people in jail longer depending on the amount o…
It is disgraceful when those who commit war crimes go free and those who expose war crimes are in prison. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange truthfully published content that the American people should know. The founders of our nation put freedom of the press in the First Amendment. Without kn…
Just as the Indiana Dunes finally has achieved national park status, Washington insiders are trying to cash in on all the parks by commercializing them to the max.
I’d like to personally bop over the head the next Democrat who says that Michael Bloomberg shouldn’t be running for president because he’s a billionaire. Let’s give thanks that a simple-minded dismissal of rich candidates didn’t sink FDR’s chances.
This week, The Atlantic released its newest issue, provocatively titled "How to Stop a Civil War. "Leading its collection of essays is a fascinating piece by Yoni Applebaum. In it, Applebaum posits that at the crux of America's vitriolic politics lies demographic change: "The United States i…
Predicting how the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a case based on the questions the justices raise during oral arguments is a fraught endeavor, but the tenor of those exchanges Tuesday morning did not bode well for supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Chief Justi…
In June 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and uttered those iconic words that shook the world: "General Secretary Gorbachev ... come here to this gate … Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" They had been repeatedly removed from his draft speech by nervous State Department bureaucrats, but Reagan kept putting them back in. And just 2½ years after Reagan spoke them, that wall came down.
Tens of thousands of parents take advantage of Wisconsin’s school choice program in order to provide a better education for their children. If Gov. Tony Evers has his way, though, that choice will be taken away from them.