Commentary

It Seems to Me: Slaves as immigrants explored

Identification of African-American slaves as immigrants, by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, seemingly has unleashed a firestorm of criticism.

4 days ago
Seems to Me: Auditors plague small businesses

I screwed up and I’m sorry. When’s the last time you heard that from a politician?

2 weeks ago
It Seems to Me: Views challenged

How do people change their minds? Changing your mind is common — until your worldview is challenged. Then the process becomes interesting.

2 weeks ago
Seems to Me: Litchfield a consistent hero

If you were a young boy looking for heroes in 1940, you could find a bunch in Carson Park.

3 weeks ago
It Seems to Me: New bureaucracy not the answer

Gov. Scott Walker has made it a priority to take actions to control the cost of higher education.

1 month ago
It Seems to Me: DNR plays key role, outdoors group says

An open letter to Gov. Scott Walker and all Wisconsin state legislators:

1 month ago
It Seems to Me: Hunger a concern for too many students

I read an article in a recent Leader-Telegram concerning the Eau Claire school district’s food service program with great interest. And, as I read and reread the

1 month ago
It Seems to Me: Nonpartisan effort called for

MADISON — A federal court has ordered the Wisconsin Legislature to redraw voting districts in time for the 2018 elections. This is a victory for voters, who have been

1 month ago
It Seems to Me: What young women may not know

It came to my attention recently, after the March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now. I will refer to this as their

1 month ago
It Seems to Me: ‘Imperfect’ ACA critical for many

I am about to head to Rochester, Minn., for my six-month check-up.

2 months ago
It Seems to Me: Kind endorsed

When today’s pundits present their lists of possible Democratic candidates for governor, they seldom include the best candidate, Ron Kind, a U.S. Congressman who

2 months ago
It Seems to Me: Defending virtue

Should we help other human beings? Should the inclination to aid one another be a basic guiding principle at the foundation of our world view?

2 months ago
It Seems to Me: Dubious practices

I am a retired Circuit Court judge and have been asked to represent home and property owners and citizen groups opposed to the creation of more frac sand mines in our region

2 months ago
It Seems to Me: Competitive model works for Wisconsin

In the near future, the Wisconsin Group Insurance Board, or GIB, will consider several options for the ongoing State Group Health Program, which provides health care coverage

2 months ago
It Seems to Me: ‘Whiteness’ relevant field of study

I have a dirty little secret. My secret could inspire public ridicule the likes of which I’ve not yet personally experienced. Given the third-class status of

2 months ago