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  • By Arthur I. Cyr
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The announcement by House Speaker Paul Ryan that he will not seek re-election in 2018 is important but not entirely surprising. His campaign war chest is substantial, as always, and until the April 11 announcement, he has been characteristically active. Nevertheless, public as well as privat…

  • By Connie Schultz
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In 1989, first lady Barbara Bush publicly disclosed that she had struggled with depression after her children had grown. The women's movement, she added, was a contributing factor.

  • By Steve Nass
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I fully support Leah Vukmir to be the next U.S. senator from Wisconsin. Leah is a proven, tenacious leader in the state Senate, who has never shied away from standing up to party leaders to fight for her conservative principles.

  • By MARC A. THIESSEN
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In 2013, after Syrian dictator Bashar Assad crossed President Obama's red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a U.S. official told the Los Angeles Times that Obama's retaliatory strike would likely be "just muscular enough not to get mocked" but not so devastating that it would elicit a response from Iran and Russia. In the end, Obama backed away from even such a small, feckless strike.

  • By Lenore Skenazy
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Here’s how parents are being brainwashed into fear for their kids and contempt for their communities. Remember: This fear is new. Our parents weren’t browbeaten into thinking that anytime a child opened the door and stepped outside, the parent was a negligent hussy and the kid was dead meat.…

To hiring local to build Foxconn. With nearly $3 billion of taxpayer funds tied to the Foxconn project in Racine County, it’s only fair that Foxconn hire as many Wisconsin companies as possible to build the campus. Many local contractors are hoping to get jobs there, and some of them attende…

  • Marc A. Thiessen
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President Trump's decision last year to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base was intended to send the Assad regime a message that its use of chemical weapons would no longer be tolerated. But the strikes also had a broader purpose: showing other regimes that the Obama era of U.S. weakness was over, and that America's adversaries would have to adjust their calculations about our willingness to act in response to their provocations.

  • By Peter Roff
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House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t quite yell “abandon ship” Wednesday when he announced he would not be seeking re-election, but he came close. His departure, which won’t come until January of next year, is too little, too late to save the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.