The world turns even if America doesn’t. That’s certainly true on trade, where a rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership has begun with the new year in 11 countries two years after President Trump withdrew. The biggest losers are American producers.

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As a member of the Janesville City Council, I am looking forward to 2019 for a number of reasons. Many positive things are happening in Janesville. I am speaking for myself, not the city council, in drawing attention to these five events that I feel will help shape Janesville this year.

In 2014, when I started to write a book about the need to restrict the amount of time our kids spend on screens, the idea was not a popular one. The research I’d done persuaded me to set a tight policy for my own elementary-school children: No television or playing on tablets on weekdays. Bu…

Within the space of 25 years, a company that began life selling niche second-hand books from a garage in Seattle has become the world’s most valuable business. Amazon was worth $815 billion when the US stock market closed on Monday, surpassing Microsoft for the first time.

What can Gov. Tony Evers get done? That’s a question on many people’s minds. I hope Evers accomplishes much more than I predict here. I support him. But this column is a practical assessment, reflecting the limitations Evers will face with Republicans in control of the Legislature.

2018 likely will be remembered for achieving solid economic growth, a highly volatile stock market, and an emerging trade war with China. In 2019 we can expect slower growth, continued volatility, and China to resist significant market-based reforms. These and other factors, combined with an…

Legal marijuana stinks. We’re not talking about its merits as policy, an issue on which we are still weighing the evidence. We’re talking about olfactory realities that may not have been fully considered in the debate over how to regulate the production and use of cannabis.

As we begin the New Year, the federal government is in gridlock, shut down over President Donald Trump’s demand to spend $5.7 billion on a border wall (rather than on jobs, education or health care). Trump has threatened that his shutdown could “last for a very long time.”

The progressive mob is on the march, again. Its goal is almost always to shut down conflicting speech by decrying any dissenter as a racist or misogynist or other form of hater. When they’ve got a media type in the crosshairs, the preferred method used to silence the person they deem offensi…

Penny Marshall, director of the movie “A League of Their Own” and many others, died Monday night. I met her in 1989 when she contacted me after she watched a documentary I made about my mother and my aunt who were both professional baseball players in the 1940s. They were part of the All Ame…

Civil liberties activists long warned that the federal government must adopt “net neutrality” requirements that prevent broadband companies from charging websites for prioritized access to their lines or risk the loss of freedom and openness online.

Google Chief executive Sundar Pichai’s appearance before Congress on Tuesday augured an era of increased scrutiny for technology companies. The hearing was also a swan song for a Republican majority that has chosen to prioritize political posturing over more pressing issues about how powerfu…

With regard to November elections, the term “October surprise” is so commonplace as to have become a bit clichéd: A revelation or accusation about a candidate in the final month before the election—whether unearthed by the candidate’s opponent or brought to light by journalists—that challeng…

As you know, the Legislature took action last week to protect the strong conservative accomplishments that I have been a part of over the last eight years. Early actions by the incoming administration have shown an intent to weaken these reforms without including the Legislature in the proce…

The roster of men in green and gold who have given the Chicago Bears fits is long and illustrious. Ray Nitschke wouldn’t just tackle halfbacks, he’d crunch them. Bart Starr cut open Bear secondaries with a surgeon’s precision. Aaron Rodgers? Every Bears fan knows what’s on his resume—fourth …