Chippewa Herald - Opinion

Hands on Wisconsin: Donald Trump misspeaks again

Donald Trump claims he simply misspoke when he doubted the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia had meddled in the 2016 election. Few would believe that claim.  Read more

Hands on Wisconsin: Paul Soglin gets carried off into the sunset

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has announced he won't seek reelection in 2019, saying he plans to focus instead on running for governor. But the poll numbers and prospects for the Aug. 14 Democratic primary don't look good for Madison's mayor for life.  Read more

Phil Hands: Archive

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Hands on Wisconsin: Trump buys Putin's fish story

Despite all the evidence from U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump still believes Vladimir Putin's denials.  Read more

Drawn to the 'stache -- a look back at Madison Mayor Paul Soglin in editorial cartoons

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has announced he will not seek re-election for mayor in 2019. Hizzoner and his epic mustache have appeared in mul… Read more

Phil Hands: The week in cartoons

A collection of recent cartoons from the desk of Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands. Read more


10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

Commentary: Race and gender principles divide those in artistic world

Took my nose out of the political news to find an interesting clash of principles dividing the theater and music worlds. To wit: What is more important, the issue of artistic freedom or sociopolitical fairness? Does one override the other, or is it situational? In one of two current cases, the actor Scarlett Johansson decided, under heavy pressure, not to play the role of a transgender man in ... Read more

Commentary: Unsung hero: A pioneer in transgender health care

For a brief time last week, a controversy arose over actor Scarlett Johansson's decision to play the role of transsexual Dante "Tex" Gill in the upcoming movie project "Rub and Tug." Johansson has decided to "withdraw her participation in the project" as a response to social media criticism. Even as the media focused on this contretemps, a legendary American plastic surgeon, pioneer and unsung ... Read more

Commentary: Kylie Jenner didn't build that

When Forbes put Kylie Jenner on the cover of its latest issue and declared her one of the "60 richest self-made women," the magazine seemed to think it was telling a simple, inspiring tale: About how the youngest child of America's reality TV royal family, the Kardashians, became an almost-billionaire cosmetics mogul before the age of 21. But the meaning of the story was in the politics of the ... Read more

Commentary: Perhaps Trump should read 'The Art of the Deal'

Donald Trump voters thought they were electing a tough negotiator who would stand up for U.S. interests against our adversaries, but after the president's historically weak performance during his joint news conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, that myth can safely be laid to rest. I don't know if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader ... Read more

Stephen L. Carter: Correcting the myth about Supreme Court hearings

The pending battle over President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has given birth to a charming myth that… Read more

Commentary: Is Trump a traitor? Who's asking?

President Donald Trump's submissive behavior toward Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference this week, and his persistent refusal to accept his own government's conclusions about Russian meddling in U.S. elections, has pushed to the forefront a question that had been consigned to the fringes: Has the president committed treason? Several Bloomberg Opinion columnists convened ... Read more

Commentary: Will the California grizzly make a comeback?

Even though the grizzly bear has been extinct in California for nearly a century, I'm seeing them more and more around the state. Hipster teens and adults wear T-shirts or hats bedecked with our state animal in various poses. Liberal and conservative activists use them in memes and campaign posters. Chrysler launched a television commercial campaign for its Pacifica minivan hybrid last fall ... Read more

'The epitome of freedom:' American Barnstormers Tour biplanes make a stop in the Chippewa Valley


Ten months ago, Glenn Frith died four times. Read more



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