Incrementalism has been the Democrats game plan for as long as I can remember. Compromise is the art of politics, they say. No wonder we’re in the predicament we are in now.
Former President Harry Truman kept a sign on his desk stating "The Buck Stops Here." It generally meant that as president the blame or fault was his because he was the leader of the country, his party and his staff.
Republicans claim to be the party of “law and order.” But why are they so eager to criminalize women who make their own health care choices, yet so slow to criminalize the behavior of the most corrupt U.S. president ever in Donald Trump.
Are you happy or better off now, after one-and-a-half years under the Biden administration? We have two-and-a-half years remaining.
In response to Monday's letter to the editor "Vileness is root cause of violence," the "good Christians" of the Middle Ages tried eliminating vileness by not only diligently reading the Bible but also by burning people at the stake.
I’d like to thank the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the sponsors for the free family concert on June 18.
High treason is defined as: the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one's country or of assisting its enemies in war specifically.
I was watching the proceedings of Congress’ Jan. 6 committee recently. One of the witnesses said something that was simple, honest and striking all at the same time.
Drug overdose deaths are increasing at an alarming rate. The cause is fentanyl from China entering the Untied States through our porous southern border, but the current administration doesn’t care.
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the decision protecting a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.
In all the endless battles between pro-choice and anti-choice people, the most basic factor is often left out: the man's crucial responsibility, equal to the woman's, to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.
John F. Kennedy's 1956 book "Profiles in Courage" profiled politicians who defied the opinions of their party (and constituents) to do what they felt was right, despite the deleterious effect on their careers.
How heartbreaking that a court majority made up mostly of old white men has used its ill-gotten power to destroy a right that women have relied on for 50 years.
It began before my children were of school age with a handgun shooting in Winnetka, Illinois. It continues as my grandchildren attend school: Columbine High School, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook Elementary, Robb Elementary -- there are too many to list.
I have a simple suggestion for the county executive and the Dane County Board: Do your jobs.
Referring to front-page article "Renovations underway for TPC Wisconsin" in Tuesday's Wisconsin State Journal, I wonder what the PGA Tour players will think about having to play with the F-35 fighter jets taking off and landing in close proximity?
I was disappointed to learn recently that Gov. Tony Evers had forced John Tate to resign from the Parole Commission, and I hope the Wisconsin State Journal will devote more attention to this story.
A letter to the editor in Monday's State Journal concludes that vileness is the root cause of violence. It argued that something was lacking spiritually in those who commit mass shootings. I contended that removing weapons will not solve the problem. It starts out good, even though removing weapons would help a lot.
Many Americans are blaming the Biden administration for inflation in the price of gas and other commodities.
I have kept the Dec. 5, 2021, Wisconsin State Journal editorial, "Fed up with gas prices? Get over it," in my "must respond" file for too long. The arrogance displayed by the State Journal in its opinion was unfortunately not surprising.
"More Catholic” was the phrase used in the headline in Monday’s Wisconsin State Journal article to describe the changes underway at Saint Maria Goretti Parish and School in Madison. A more accurate phrase might be the one used in the story: a “traditionalist approach.”
As we Americans prepare to celebrate the founding of our nation, remember that the Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Once again people of color have been given a holiday instead of real equality. That this is accepted is troubling.
On Jan. 6, 2021, a desperate Donald Trump, who clearly lost the 2020 presidential election, planned and publicly urged a violent mob to upend the election results and keep him in office. His actions were criminal, and he should be prosecuted as soon as possible for inciting the Jan. 6 riot (which he dismissed as a visit).
After two acts of despicable cowardly vandalism -- one at a pro-life center in Madison a few weeks ago, and now at Vince's Restaurant in Monroe -- it's clear Democrats are terrified of upcoming elections.
Bishop Donald Hying recently supported withholding communion (the Eucharist) from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.