I have been thinking recently about a father I know and wondering how he explains to his autistic son that they can't go to that ice cream stand, the zoo or to any of the other places they used to visit freely and happily. I thought of father and son again when I saw pictures of people cheer…

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Congratulations, Abigale Greenwald. What a wonderful article ("COVID-19 outbreak at Holton Manor doesn't stop Elkhorn students from working," May 17) for a beautiful young lady to have. Some days, like you said, may be bad, but it's people like you that make the impossible happen. Work is es…

RidgeStone Village, a residential care community in Delavan, has been in lockdown mode since march 13. Other than staff, no one may come in or go out, including family members. All the mandates issued by the governor have been strictly followed--small group gatherings, social distancing, etc…

Like most Americans, I’ve never been what people call “politically active.” As a registered Republican, I’ve always voted for candidates that embody the ideal qualities that I want in a president. Presidents such as Dwight Eisenhower (before my time) and George H. W. Bush served our country …

Do you want to get back to work? Do you want to be able to go to a restaurant? Do you want the economy to get moving again? Then wear a mask in stores. You might not get very sick if you get COVID-19, but you will spread it just the same. The mask is a small help in preventing getting it but…

Please wake up, America! I remember years ago the Germans paid people to snitch on their family, friends and neighbors. Next they took their guns away. I never thought I would live to see it actually being done in our country. Something is very wrong when you can go to Walmart, Home Depot an…

Democrats are calling for mail-in elections, expanded early voting and absentee ballots mailed to every registered voter with no ID required and no witness signature. Voter lists are filled with the names of voters who have moved, are registered more than once or who have died.

Regarding as to opening this state to all businesses, why not? All essential places have been operating since we first knew of the coronavirus and have safely done so! Other nonessential businesses could do the same safely. People who do not want to go to those places, it's their choice; but…

This pandemic has led to a rise in nationalism, the need to be self-sufficient and avoid reliance upon other nations for critical needs. When we found out that China supplied many of or basic medical supplies, we were shocked. I can understand a need for change and a policy that has us bette…

Cold, cruel calculations cause catastrophes. Reopening the closed-down activities of society is rationalized as leadership, but it really is cold-blooded murder in the context of a pandemic. The only reason I can imagine for this epic inaction regarding building a safety net for working clas…

The double standard by the Democrats is on full display. In 2018, Democrats attempted to politically assassinate Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his Supreme Court confirmation for allegations that surfaced against him. Kavanaugh willfully testified in front of Congress, which conducted a thorough i…

It’s disgusting how in the daily coronavirus briefings no matter what Trump says, reporters will try to get Dr. Anthony Fauci to contradict him. Fauci will give an expansive answer, and “journalists” write deliberately simplistic headlines designed to make it seem Trump and Fauci disagree.

With people across the country confined to their homes, fewer drivers are on the roads. That has caused a massive plunge in biofuels demand, and it’s sparking a major crisis for rural communities across the Corn Belt. Ethanol biorefineries are cutting production, grain prices are down, and f…

The London author Umair Haque sees a collapsing American society in which people are too busy being selfish, self-absorbed, self-concerned and narcissistic to confront the problems facing America. He sees people denying health care coverage for neighbors and consistently voting against impro…

Vivitrol may be the key to sweeping our jails. Vivitrol is an injectable medication administered once a month that is used to help combat opioid addiction. Vivitrol is nonaddictive and works by blocking the receptors in the brain that the drug is drawn to. This opioid antagonist does not all…

I write this letter on behalf of the participating churches and pastors of the National Day of Prayer event that took place on Thursday at the Janesville Mall. We would like to thank the overwhelming number of participants (we counted about 90 vehicles) that took part in the drive-in prayer …

Stay at home, we've been told. But why? Originally, it was to "flatten the curve." OK, the curve has been flattened, so much so that hospitals are laying off health care providers by the score. Yet the governor has extended the order and may well do so again. The reasoning apparently has cha…

Can it be more evident that Donald Trump is an unbalanced, emotionally immature man? Any person who is impulsive, thin-skinned and self-absorbed is not qualified to lead. In my 76 years, no other Republican or Democratic president has conducted himself this way. We desperately need stability…

We are heading quickly toward losing more than 70,000 American lives, each person someone with families and friends who were unable to visit them and help them leave this world. I am unable to process the sheer numbers of our fellow citizens who have fallen to this awful virus, and yet peopl…

First, let me state that all of my children have grown and left the house and have no vested interest. I was watching on TV how people are trying to celebrate the seniors that are graduating. An idea came to mind, and I thought I would share this with you. It may work and be possible.

It was with disappointment that I read The Gazette’s April 30 editorial ("Hit reset button on sports complex plan") on the proposed indoor sports complex. As a business owner, I have been impacted by the devastating consequences of COVID-19. And while I do not wish for people to sugar coat o…

When I read the Sunday editorial, “Local government jobs should be on the chopping block,” I was taken right back to 2010 when most of Wisconsin’s economic woes were thrown squarely on the backs of teachers and other government employees. It was not our fault then, and the economics of what …