Chippewa Herald - Opinion

Phil Hands: The week in cartoons

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

Center Stage Podcast: Scott Walker unveils his campaign slogan — over and over again

Political talk from the sensible center of Wisconsin politics, hosted by Scott Milfred, editorial page editor for the Wisconsin State Journ… Read more

Hands on Wisconsin: Political extremists are pawns of Putin

Russia meddled in out 2016 election. That's indisputable. Read more

Scott Walker unveils his campaign slogan — over and over again

You couldn't miss Gov. Scott Walker's new campaign slogan at the Wisconsin Republican Convention in Milwaukee. He repeated it so many times it was burned into listeners' brains. But will it work? Republicans face a tough election cycle, with Gov. Walker urging the party faithful to "wake up" because Democrats are angry and energized. Read more

Hands on Wisconsin: Vukmir thinks Baldwin is a terrorist

State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, who is running for U.S. Senate in the fall, sent out a campaign flyer saying that sitting U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, was on "Team Terrorist" with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Read more

Hands on Wisconsin: Netanyahu celebrates peace while Palestinians die

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and dignitaries from the Trump administration hailed the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a step toward peace, at least 60 Palestinian protesters were killed less than 50 miles away in Gaza.  Read more


Catherine Rampell: Bigger government, fewer people fed

Leave it to Congress to take food away from 2 million poor people and somehow save no money in the process. Read more

Amy Nathan: It's never too late to make music

Eighty-five percent of adults in the United States who do not play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one, according to a 2… Read more

Lata Nott: Minnesota law threatens right to assemble

Rightly or wrongly, certain First Amendment issues tend to dominate the national conversation more than others. Read more

Commentary: President Trump is his own wiretap

Watergate happened in audio. Bless his patriotic soul, President Richard Nixon generously bugged his own offices and tapped his own phones. It was Nixon's own unmistakable voice, conspiring on dirty tricks and putative obstruction of justice, that checkmated him. President Donald Trump is also his own wiretap, and he may yet checkmate himself. But he uses another medium, another form of speech ... 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: Right to try legislation well intentioned, but misguided

A few months before his hospitalization with an aggressive tumor, Mr. B was the picture of health, enjoying semi-retirement after an accomplished career. He would have accepted any treatment if it could have provided meaningful time with his family. I would have done anything to help him. Unfortunately, right-to-try legislation, which President Donald Trump highlighted at the beginning of his ... Read more

Commentary: It's time to vote on DACA

Until a few weeks ago, "Queen of the Hill" meant little to anyone. But today, this little-known House rule may be Congress' best shot at improving our border security and resolving issues with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. President Trump called on Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution for DACA enrollees, who were brought to the United States illegally as ... Read more

Commentary: Calories on menus won't slim down America

Counting calories is now the law of the land. This month, a long-delayed regulation came into effect requiring all food chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on their menus. Nutritionists fought to include the rule in the Affordable Care Act as a means of fighting obesity. But it turns out the regulation is based on weak science. Until now, only a handful of cities ... Read more

Bridge has got to go: Lafayette moves forward with demolishing buckled bridge


The earliest a buckled bridge in the Town of Lafayette could be demolished is the third week of Jun… Read more