Opinion

Tue
18
Aug

Letter: Social Security’s 85th anniversary is reminder that this hard-earned benefit must be maintained

On Social Security’s 85th birthday, many older Wisconsinites find themselves deferring retirement or coming to grips with unexpected unemployment. As we grapple with the abrupt changes brought on by coronavirus, it is clear we must maintain Social Security’s hard-earned benefit for millions of older Americans and their families.

Tue
18
Aug

Letter: Preventative measures shouldn’t be political

“Unless we do this together, we’re not going to get this under control,” warns Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Tue
18
Aug

Letter: Don’t wait to vote absentee

At this trying time, now we have another issue to deal with, the November elections. If I vote absentee, will my ballot get there in time to be counted? And with the attacks on our wonderful Postal Service, these worries and concerns are very legitimate.

Tue
18
Aug

A community with no local newspaper? That’s bad news


Cartoon provided via WNA.

What would my town be without a newspaper? If you haven’t asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper means to this community.

Fri
14
Aug

Your Right to Know: Let public see COVID-19 data


Christa Westerberg. (Submitted photo)

In a scene from the movie “A Few Good Men,” the character played by Tom Cruise spars with Jack Nicholson’s Colonel Jessup over a hazing that killed a soldier. Cruise demands, “I want the truth!,” to which Nicholson famously responds, “You can’t handle the truth!”

Fri
14
Aug

Take Time Dependence

Throughout our lives, all of us experience many interdependent relationships one of which is learning to rely upon one another. We can begin at the very earliest age and see the dependence of children upon their parents or some other adult. From childhood on throughout life we have this need of dependence.

Fri
14
Aug

Stanek column: Are minimalist party conventions the way of the future?

Democrats and Republicans are buzzing about Biden cancelling his visit to the 2020 DNC in Milwaukee.

Dems are touting it as a safety precaution while Republicans see it as a slight to Wisconsin.

Wed
12
Aug

Poll shows people prefer mix of in-person, virtual school

A poll conducted by members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association found that most people prefer a combination of in-person and virtual school starting in the fall.

Wed
12
Aug

Nature and Society: Don't strip funding for retirement

Why on earth are the Republicans so intent on eliminating Social Security? Don't they realize how many of us rely on it to supplement our limited retirement incomes? Do they actually think everyone gets a handsome income for life, the way they do? Do they believe we are all heavily invested in stocks and bonds?

Wed
12
Aug

Letter: What exactly is privilege?

We all have choices. It's our choices who makes us what we are and who we become.     

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