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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, April 12, 2019 7:30 AM
People and pundits everywhere are still scratching their heads over last Tuesday’s state Supreme Court race, and there are probably as many theories as there are pundits about what conservative judge Brian Hagedorn’s apparent upset victory over liberal judge Lisa Neubauer means.

If anything. (subscriber access)
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    People and pundits everywhere are still scratching their heads over last Tuesday’s state Supreme Court race, and there are probably as many theories as there are pundits about what conservative judge Brian Hagedorn’s apparent upset victory over liberal judge Lisa Neubauer means.

    If anything. (subscriber access)
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  • We hear a lot about special interests these days, but, at least in Wisconsin, we don’t hear nearly enough about one particular self interest — that collection of taxpayer-funded entities that engage in government-to-government lobbying. (subscriber access)
  • In honor of Sunshine Week — a celebration and advocacy of open government — The Lakeland Times presents the newspaper’s 2019 awards and grades for openness in conducting public business.
  • When the Office of Special Counsel completes its assigned tasks and sends its findings to Attorney General William Barr, Americans will expect to learn what is in that document. Despite recurrent warnings that Barr can legally withhold some or even all of the Mueller report, those expectations of transparency must be fulfilled. (subscriber access)
  • President Trump gave one of his most memorable and impactful speeches two weeks ago, when he systematically dismantled the case for socialism. (subscriber access)
  • "Peace," we were told by Mother Teresa, "begins with a smile." Smiles have been very scarce in American political life lately. (subscriber access)
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  • Watching the Republicans strenuously berate Michael Cohen as he appeared before the House Oversight Committee, it was clear that they had no idea who this New York character is or what his testimony means. (subscriber access)
  • It’s becoming all too common an occurrence these days for organizations to change their policies, procedures, and practices before they bother to change the written and formally adopted rules that govern those practices. (subscriber access)
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