In Washington, the National Mall has gone quiet. The Blue Angels have flown back to base, the Abrams tanks have been returned to Ft. Stewart in Georgia, and President Trump’s July 4 speech has been debunked by fact-checkers and panned by Russian state-run TV. The memes it inspired might prov…

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A spokesperson for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce recently told the Wisconsin State Journal, “We don’t want to make it too comfortable to remain unemployed.” Currently, the maximum weekly unemployment benefit is $370. Who on this planet describes $370 a week as “comfortable”?

My mom was a working mom before there were really working moms. She went back to school, got another degree in psychology and began a life of juggling her patients, her family and herself. But when I think of my childhood, I have far more memories of my dad. He was the one who taught me to c…

Colin Kaepernick may no longer be a quarterback, but he’s calling the plays at Nike. The athletic shoe company was scheduled to release a sneaker featuring the “Betsy Ross flag” this week, but the former San Francisco 49er thought it wasn’t a good idea. The Air Max 1 USA, featuring the Found…

This week's question addresses the controversial proposal to allow the homeless to park their vehicles overnight at Palmer Park. The Janesville City Council is expected to consider the proposal as soon as its July 22 meeting. Weigh in on this issue through our online poll at GazetteXtra.com.…

The calls to break up Facebook—or at least to consider it—are growing louder by the day. On the left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren got on the antitrust bandwagon early with a plan for dismantling the company and other tech giants, while on the right Republican Sen. Josh Hawley has mused, “Maybe we’…

At North Bend High School in Oregon, gay and lesbian students were bullied with homophobic slurs. A transgender student had food thrown at them. According to The New York Times, when LGBTQ students got in trouble, their punishment was reading from the Bible. Students who tried to report hara…

The Supreme Court has made a decision on the 2020 census that could be very good for millions of Americans: It ruled that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose agency oversees the Census Bureau, acted illegally in adding a citizenship question that threatened to result in a large undercount …

I would be totally remiss at this time if I didn’t publicly share the passion so many people have expressed in regard to their cherished time with Skip Bliss, his family and The Gazette. Without question, everybody has gotten it right.

In late June of 1969, the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Manhattan where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people would congregate. On the night of the raid, patrons fought back and days of riots ensued.

It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump is trying to eviscerate the Obama-era Clean Energy Plan with a completely inadequate substitute that has far lower targets for reducing carbon emissions from the power sector. Trump has been trying to undo as much of his predecessor’s legacy as possible.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes recently made the argument in the New York Times for the break up of the social media giant by arguing it has become a dangerous monopoly that places too much power and influence in the hands of one company and one person (his former Harvard roommate, Mark Zu…

Ten Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued to block T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, and the timing was no coincidence. The Justice Department will soon make its decision on the merger, and Democrats, unions and big business are lining up to defeat it at the expense of America’s le…