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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:29 AM
Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain’s gift for self-deprecating humor. (subscriber access)
  • Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues.  (subscriber access)
  • If you listen to the governor-elect these days, and to his Democratic allies, the calling of a special session to consider reforms the Legislature didn’t get around to before the election is nothing short of a coup d’etat. (subscriber access)
  • This morning (Dec. 5) Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people. (subscriber access)
  • There’s an old saying that Wall Street economists have predicted eight of the last two recessions. (subscriber access)
  • As we report in today’s edition, Congress is in a rare position this holiday season to pass a significant piece of bipartisan social legislation — the First Step Act, which would be a true first step in criminal justice reform. (subscriber access)
  • For loyal Democrats, it must be painful to realize so much of the criticism of your party turns out to be true. (subscriber access)
  • The Manage Our Wolves Act passed on a bipartisan vote last Friday in the House of Representatives. (subscriber access)
  • No one understands the dysfunctions and debilitating impact of America’s political system in the swamp better than Mark Melcher and Steve Soukup.  (subscriber access)
  • Many people feel sorry for prisoners during the holidays because they’re separated from their families in relatively joyless spaces, comforted only by cold regret and crappy food. (subscriber access)
  • America needs single-payer health care, say progressives.  (subscriber access)
  • This week, President Trump announced his newest judicial selection, Neomi Reo, to fill the federal court of appeals seat vacated by justice Brett Kavanaugh. (subscriber access)
  • Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California appears a lock to become the next chairman of the House’s powerful Financial Services Committee.  (subscriber access)
  • The Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught us that “character is destiny.” (subscriber access)
  • There are no eye sockets big enough for the eye-rolling I want to do when I hear American politicians express shock at political violence like the (recent) domestic terror trifecta: A racist white man murdered two black people at a Kentucky grocery store, a white right-winger stands accused of mailing more than a dozen pipe bombs to Democratic politicians and celebrities and a white anti-Semite allegedly gunned down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue. (subscriber access)
  • George Mitchell, a former federal judge and Senate majority leader, was the chief negotiator of the Good Friday Agreement, which brought to a peaceable end 30 years of civil war in Northern Ireland. (subscriber access)
  • As we report in today’s edition, oral arguments will be heard next week in Dane County circuit court in our case to win release of the names of state Department of Justice workers disciplined for misconduct. (subscriber access)
  • Confronting acts of domestic political violence, the conditioned response of major media outlets is to blame “both sides,” signaling their own supposed neutrality amid intense national polarization. (subscriber access)
  • “Libertarians believe that you should be as conservative or as liberal as you want to be as long as you don’t want to force yourself on others,” says Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for governor of New York.  (subscriber access)
  • As voters trek to the polls next week, there are no lack of issues and interests upon which to base a person’s vote, not least voters’ feeling about whether the state and country are headed in the right direction. (subscriber access)
  • Why I’m voting yes on the referendum.  (subscriber access)
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