Nebraska’s execution of convicted double-murderer Carey Dean Moore last week came despite opposition from an unusual source: a pharmaceutical company, Fresenius Kabi, that believed it manufactured two of the drugs Nebraska uses in its three-drug lethal injection protocol.
Ashland County has asked residents to raise their property taxes by $1 million a year to help pay soaring drug-abuse costs.
A stunning 94 percent of all teachers in traditional (non-charter) public schools spend their own money on classroom supplies.
Trump's approval rating is hurt by is his failure to definitively reject and ostracize the bigots who inhabit the fever swamps of the alt-right.
Tribune Media Co. has pulled out of its $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is a win for television news consumers.
In an Aug. 5 editorial, The Gazette criticized the city for advocating for the state to put an end to the “dark store” property assessment loophole, which shifts the property tax burden from large corporations to Janesville’s homeowners.
I can’t be the only one scratching my head over The Gazette’s Aug. 5 editorial, "Don't buy the 'dark store loophole' spin," advocating for property tax increases on homeowners and small businesses so that big-box stores can avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
Despite promising to repeal it, the Republican-led Congress has left the Affordable Care Act on the books. And despite the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine it, the law’s still working pretty well. Its future success, though, can’t be taken for granted.
The Trump administration has reportedly instructed its top diplomats to engage in direct talks with the Taliban. That's a welcome and important step toward ending the wasteful war in Afghanistan.
Freezing tuition for in-state students at public colleges and universities is welcome help for Wisconsin families. But state leaders need to be realistic. Unless the state can provide better funding, too, the freeze will continue to harm schools.
The bald eagle probably would be gone today without the protection of the 1973 Endangered Species Act. Ditto the American alligator, grizzly bear, gray wolf, California condor and Florida manatee. The world would be poorer for the loss of those creatures.
Trade tariffs in the long run are detrimental to economic development and foster inefficiencies for perceived short-term gains. As evidenced by the $12 billion emergency aid package announced last month for farmers impacted by the tariffs, trade wars are an expensive game to dabble in—and U.…
When the Oconto Police and Fire Commission said in April that it had interviewed two finalists for the open position of chief of police, Kent Tempus of the Oconto County Reporter asked who the finalists were.
If anyone still doubts that Venezuela’s economy has taken a disastrous plunge under the government of Nicolas Maduro, they should read the forecast from the International Monetary Fund released Monday. Needless to say, it’s not a rosy picture.
Women in America are having so few babies that the birth rate has hit an historic low, and that does not bode well for the nation's future. Fewer babies now means fewer adults later to work, pay taxes and make sure the country's future remains bright.
Between the first and second quarters of 2018, real wages fell by nearly 2 percent. Additionally, average hourly wages have not changed for U.S. workers over the last year when adjusted for inflation. This is according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, who earlier this month released a summary of earnings report for U.S. employees.
Though I once had friends, now I have nobody. Though I once had a government, Pakistan has turned its back on me. Though I once was a human being, I have been reduced to a number (1461) and abandoned in a dark hole: the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
In its last session, the Legislature approved $100 million in new funds for student safety. Ninety-seven percent of public schools and 40 percent of private schools applied for the first round of grants and all are expected to receive funding.
In the recent indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of a dozen Russian intelligence officers, there is an alarming detail.
Environmentalists have declared war on the plastic straw, and it is easy to see why. Americans use millions of straws every day, for about 20 minutes each on average, and then toss them out. Those straws break down gradually into tiny microparticles and become an unappetizing contaminant in …
For farmers, the up-and-down cycle of farm prices seems inevitable—a natural, uncontrollable cycle, survived only with hard work, luck and wits. To economists, the cycle reflects the nature of the market—efficiencies lead to surplus, lower prices, crisis, back to relative stability. That sta…
Silence is golden, particularly when it involves the Islamic State. But silence can also be deceptive. It’s true, the militant group that once threatened to establish a caliphate across Syria and Iraq has lost almost all of its territory. Thousands of IS fighters have been killed, as have ma…
Only a handful of prominent Republicans have been brave enough to condemn President Trump head-on for his shameful announcement that he trusts the word of Vladimir Putin, who says Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election, over that of the U.S. intelligence community. (A day later, Trump…
In August 2017, the Janesville School District approved the Janesville Promises, a five-year plan developed around the core deliverable that “every student will graduate ready for college, career and life.”
Under a perverse interpretation of federal law, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations supposedly devoted to “social welfare” can spend large amounts of money to influence elections without publicly disclosing the identities of their donors.
One year ago—almost to the day—I penned a column reminding everyone that transportation is key to our state’s vibrant tourism industry. Tourism in Wisconsin generates an astounding $19.3 billion in business sales and supports more than 190,000 direct and indirect jobs. It is one of three maj…
Sacha Baron Cohen has fooled a lot of public officials during roughly two decades of TV and movie work playing a variety of characters who coax outrageous and embarrassing statements out of people like Newt Gingrinch, Ralph Nader, Ron Paul and then-host of “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump.
Thank you to The Gazette for printing the guest editorial from The Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday (“Five funerals later, feeling the regrets”). It was a tragic reminder that we sometimes do not have a chance to get to know our co-workers well.
There are few annoyances as constant in modern life as robo-calls. Despite a 1991 federal law meant to limit them, robo-calls to Americans set a new record last month with 4.1 billion, according to the company behind the YouMail call-blocking application.
Trump is trying to do something that both of his immediate predecessors tried to do: turn over a new leaf with Russia.