Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra once said, "If you've passed the point of no return, turn back!" That's bad advice for an airline pilot, but for Paul Ryan it was reality.
Democrats scouring their ranks for a 2020 presidential candidate should put Andrew Cuomo high on their list. The New York governor is already on the case, giving speeches tailored for the Iowa caucuses.
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…
As a soon-to-be graduate with a degree in social work, the importance of advocacy and being politically involved, both locally and nationally, is becoming abundantly clear to me. I was given an opportunity to let my voice be heard, and it was an experience I’ll always be thankful for.
Your three-part series on the referee shortage and Tuesday editorial, "Kick out parents who taunt refs," were excellent and appreciated. I've been sitting in gyms for more than 40 years, and the issues you addressed are exactly what is happening.
On Monday, George Yancy, a black professor of philosophy at Emory University, wrote a lengthy piece in The New York Times detailing the awful death threats he has received from white racists. I can sympathize—throughout 2016, I received my fair share of death threats.
There is no question. Change is coming to the 1st Congressional District. Change can be scary. It can also be healthy. It is certainly inevitable.
During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ballyhooed two days of congressional testimony last week, two things quickly became clear: One, Congress is interested in regulating Facebook, and two, it is woefully unprepared for the task.
Phony "news" stories aren't the only toxic content being spread on social media these days. Bad people are pitching digitally touched-up rear ends and modified thighs as real, dismaying teens and young women unable to attain what's being sold as perfection.
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.
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…
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.
The opioid epidemic--prescription and illicit--is the silent killer that is racking up casualties across every demographic.
Our nation is beginning to understand that the largest step we can take toward ending violence in our schools is to address the mental health needs of our students. Not all families have access to mental health care for a variety of reasons. Most students would need to get their parents to m…
As I understood it, the Delavan-Darien School District referendum was to upgrade the football field and certain upgrades to certain areas of the school. I don't understand after the defeat that the school system has said it may have to let up to 22 teachers go. Makes no sense.
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surprise retirement after 20 years in Congress surfaced this obscure fact about Wisconsin politics: When someone is elected to the House from Wisconsin, they often spend a long time there.
If Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature are willing to shell out more than $200,000 per job to bring Foxconn to Racine County, they should open the state's pocketbook to bring a large employer to Janeville's GM site.
In the year 2018, at the height of The Russia Scare, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hauled in front of a tribunal of tech-illiterate politicians and asked to explain himself. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry,” Zuckerberg told senators who are upset about the company’s exploitation (and fu…
There's an elderly gentleman in my community who is known by most of the gas station attendants, baristas and store managers as "Ray."
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.
Each year, Wisconsin law requires property assessors throughout the state to estimate the value of taxable property. The estimates, called assessments, are used in property tax calculations. Unlike many local government services, there is nothing heroic or exciting about the property assessm…
Will Paul Ryan unshackle himself from Donald Trump and give a full-throated defense of the rule of law? Now that he has announced his retirement from Congress, we urge him to do so.
I would like to commend art teacher Christine Fredricks for having the foresight to give a short, meaningful explanation (Page 5A, Tuesday) of mandala art along with the artwork of her student, Caitlyn Dickman. This type of information, along with the process Caitlyn used, really adds intere…
Paul Ryan will not seek re-election! Wow. I, for one, have felt the embarrassment and shame as a resident of Janesville being ridiculed by friends on our choice of congressman. It wasn't so bad at the beginning of the "Trump era." He didn't endorse Donald Trump at first. But once Trump was e…
I truly enjoyed Sports Editor Eric Schmoldt’s series on the subject of local sports officials (and lack there of). I officiated hockey for nearly three decades at youth, high school, small college and semi-professional levels. The fan abuse existed but not in a manner as described in the articles.
Washington seems to be in the grip of hyperpartisan gridlock these days. Important bills are passed on party-line votes (when they are passed at all) and the investigative committees of Congress appear to be sideshows, unable to agree on basic facts.
Over the past nearly 20 years, I have had the good fortune to serve in many roles in Congress, and they have all helped me better serve you, my employers in southern Wisconsin.
Who knew that in today’s classroom, students in middle school or high school could sneak a hit of nicotine from something that looks like a flash drive, or a pen, or lipstick.