When it comes to looting, organized crime has nothing on a far-from-trivial share of unelected “public servants” at the state and local levels. Theft, bribery, manipulation of compensation packages—it’s clear that many bureaucrats prioritize their greed over low-cost, high-quality services f…

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President Trump’s reaction to the murderous rampage in Pensacola, Florida, last Friday by an officer of the Royal Air Force of Saudi Arabia was insensitive and grossly insufficient. Three American servicemen lost their lives and eight were wounded by a Saudi wielding a 9mm Glock 45 pistol in…

The Nov. 24 Gazette editorial regarding the proposed development near the Briar Crest subdivision omitted crucial factors of the project and again labeled Briar Crest residents as difficult. Developer Zach Knutson’s pitch to Briar Crest residents to build single-family homes and duplexes, al…

The state Department of Tourism has a long-standing tradition of not being political. We carried on that tradition during our eight years in office. Specifically, we retained several members of the Governor’s Council on Tourism that were appointed by former Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat.

President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for this week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation—and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

There are a few key milestones in the first semester of a college freshman's life: the first few days away, especially if they're on a far-off campus; the first big paper to write; the first big exam. Teary calls home or anguished texts may come in the night, along with family and friends' reassurances that all will be well.

It’s the holiday season, which means bell ringers for the Salvation Army are busy collecting donations at stores throughout Janesville. This week’s poll asks about your encounters with the red kettles. Do you make a donation?

During the 2008-2009 global economic and financial market crisis, we painfully learned about a Minsky moment. That is the moment when asset prices, including equity prices, collapse following a prolonged period of reckless speculative activity.

Thanksgiving means real, not ideological, inclusiveness. President Abraham Lincoln profoundly demonstrated this fundamental point. On Oct. 3, 1863, the White House issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday of November to be a “day of thanksgiving and praise to our ben…

Some GOP politicians try to micromanage the lives of their female constituents by limiting access to abortion. The goal seems to be forcing every pregnant woman to give birth, whether she wants to or not.

On a summer afternoon in 1975, the most notorious labor leader in the United States disappeared, the presumed victim of a mob hit. Today, the case remains unsolved, Hoffa’s body has never been found, and his story continues to fascinate the public. Martin Scorsese’s new film, “The Irishman,”…