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Decisions about admission into college are based on a gamut of factors. Potentially among them: a student’s understanding of parabolas, perihelions and the Reconstruction—that is, his or her academic preparation and performance. But should those decisions also take into account the resourcef…

When legacy businesses are threatened by new competitors, too often they respond by lobbying for regulation to quash them. It’s notable, then, that Marriott recently announced it is starting a new home-rental business, putting the world’s biggest hotel operator in direct competition with Air…

The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has said she does not think anyone would argue that the perpetrator of the Christchurch massacre should have been able to livestream mass murder. Maybe that question elicits something close to unanimity—but in trying to make the Internet saf…

Apply a coat of paint directly on your vehicle’s rust spot, and what happens? It looks better. For a while. If you don’t do the hard work—sanding, priming and the like—the rust soon eats through the paint and the unsightly spot returns with a vengeance.

On plans to put Rock County offices in former Pick ‘n Save on south side: Seems like a good move overall, a plus for the south side. County employees are paid pretty decent, and they’re going to go to local restaurants for lunch, gas stations, etc. The old human service buildings by the jail…

It is no secret that Scott Walker played the fool in what were generously referred to as “negotiations” with Foxconn, the multinational corporation that reached a sweetheart deal with the former governor in 2017. Walker locked Wisconsin taxpayers into a semi-permanent relationship with a con…

Addressing our growing transportation needs has become a hotly-debated topic at the state and national levels. In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed transportation budget offers a responsible and urgently-needed path forward to address an issue that has been studied, debated, avoided and d…

As a former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and former head of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan, I have tremendous respect for the rule of law in our nation. It was John Adams, in drafting the Massachusetts state constitution, who wrote that the c…

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., is one of the many candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. But that’s not his only long-shot bid. He also wants to claim Christianity for contemporary progressive politics.

Due to the resignation of Jens Jorgenson, the Janesville City Council met in open session April 16 to discuss how to fill this vacancy. The council decided to take applications until noon Friday. The details of this process are mentioned on the city website, ci.janesville.wi.us.

Despite mounting evidence that bipartisan action by Wisconsin's elected officials is wishful thinking on our part, we'll keep advocating for it. Because we believe that's what Wisconsinites want, and we believe that taking bipartisan action is the right thing to do.

The first time I saw it, I could barely breathe. It was so beautiful against the cerulean sky. Our Lady of Paris. It looked like a mass of lace, draped over scaffolding, with giant crystal kaleidoscope windows. I fell in love with a building that was the heart of a country.