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As a former journalist who still believes in fair and accurate reporting, I am truly annoyed with the journalistic ethics lacking in today’s news cycle. Too often, journalists, commentators and media outlets are pressured to be first, rather than right. The immediacy of 24-hour news outlets …

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I am a junior at Janesville Parker High School and a swimmer on the Parker/Evansville team. I have been swimming for eight years, and, in the off-season, I swim club for Beloit Tide. In the summer, I swim four hours a day, and in the spring and winter, two hours every weekday. During Parker’…

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Normally, my writing focuses on technological and structural innovation in health care—factors that can bring better health to more people at lower cost. But with the 2018 and 2020 elections approaching, single-payer health insurance is back on America’s front burner—especially the Medicare …

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By now you’ve seen the news of Nike’s decision to feature former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its new marketing campaign. You’ve also likely seen the gamut of responses to this announcement, spanning validation from pro-athletes to disdain from the president to the viral #boycottNik…

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In March 2009, I attended an “economic summit” at Blackhawk Technical College. The meeting comprised various community leaders, political types as well as several bureaucrats from Washington, D.C. We were there to strategize about the future of Janesville.

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Despite record lows in our state’s unemployment rate, far too many hardworking families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in southeastern Wisconsin are having some pretty tough times. In fact, nearly one in 10 people living in the 1st Congressional District is at-risk of hunger…

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In Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara knew in 1964 that the war in Vietnam could not be won, at least the way we think about winning wars. There is historical evidence that President John F. Kennedy would have started removing troops after he won re…

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We interrupt our daily commentary on politics and other ephemeral matters to defend baseball, because the timeless national game is wrongfully under attack. Baseball! The sport that perfectly encapsulates America’s twin passions for nostalgia and innovation is somehow caught between trends.

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As Labor Day dawns, the American economy is in good health. Unemployment remains under 4 percent, more than 2.4 million jobs have been created since Labor Day last year, and GDP has expanded briskly. While there are many factors responsible for our current state of affairs, regulatory reform…

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The U.S. workforce comprises 156 million workers—men and women, young and old, of every race and ethnicity. This workforce is the source of our economy’s strength; it is America’s workers who work hard, day in and day out, to generate the goods and services that move our country forward.

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A provocative new study projects more car wrecks and worse food safety in the future because of climate change. According to the authors, higher temperatures are more hospitable to food-borne pathogens (like salmonella) and lead to poor driving. In addition, “exposure to hotter temperatures …

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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.