Editorials

Walker response to ACA question sorely lacking

It was disappointing Gov. Scott Walker didn’t offer more compassion recently when asked what he would do had the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Affordable Care Act

14 hrs ago
‘Equal dignity’ at the heart of ruling

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage isn’t going to end the debate, but those fighting the ruling don’t have demographics on their side. Young

3 days ago
Mix of offerings help make EC worth visiting

Voters With Facts, a group hoping to stop public funding for the proposed Confluence arts center in particular and tax increment financing to spur development in general,

6 days ago
Politicians repeat budget mistakes

It’s often said that those who don't learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them.

1 week ago
NBA should applaud Mounders

Editor's note: The Saturday “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

1 week ago
‘Due diligence’ must be more than a cliche

Conservatives often rail when they hear the word “investment” where use of tax dollars are concerned. They believe that word masks the true

1 week ago
State civics test should reflect current reality

If you observe our state government in action long enough, you learn that some of the major things wrong with it never change and probably never will.

1 week ago
‘Drowning out’ officer’s command led to shooting

Of all the things that led up to the April 1 shooting of Tyler Holte by veteran Eau Claire police officer Hunter Braatz, the most crucial of all was explained by Holte in an

2 weeks ago
Local student shines in DAR essay contest

Editor's note: The Saturday “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

2 weeks ago
Walker right: It’s cheaper to keep Bucks

We politicize pretty much every issue these days, so it’s no surprise to see a proposed new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks pro basketball team similarly framed.

2 weeks ago
Wildlands story one from which we can all learn

“It’s highly improbable that education is in a form that is 100 percent centered on what students need and want.”

2 weeks ago
Abortion decision not a tidy process

One would hope that women contemplating an abortion would decide to do so within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

3 weeks ago
Fall Creek man ready when needed

Editor's note: The Saturday “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news this week.

3 weeks ago
Don’t keep names of finalists for key positions secret

It sometimes can get messy if your employer finds out you are seeking another job.

3 weeks ago
Cutting prison spending not easy

Balancing public safety with affordability is a complex issue getting more attention as those costs add up.

3 weeks ago