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Editorials

09/19/2018 - 10:29am
Thank goodness for people willing to run for elected office, especially at the local level. Unlike those elected to represent us at the state and, worse yet, federal levels of government, the votes city councilors and school board directors make are too close to home to go unnoticed. Sometimes, they make decisions worthy of a thumbs-up. Other times, they make decisions that make you wonder what...
08/22/2018 - 2:37pm
I’m not sure when it became optional to stop for stop signs, but that seems to be the case lately. Otherwise, why would motorists do the stupid things they do? I see it every day in my neighborhood on 14th Street and Judd Avenue, where there is a four-way stop with flashing red lights that indicate First Lutheran School is nearby. Yet, some people...
08/22/2018 - 2:36pm
In addition to candidates for local, state and national office this fall, the general election ballot residents in the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District will include a request for voters to approve the school district’s request for additional funding to operate its schools. The school board is well within its right and obligation to ask property...
08/15/2018 - 12:50pm
It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, wrapped up in color, printed, labeled and distributed to readers. People in Mayville, Wis., where I publish the Dodge...
08/15/2018 - 12:49pm
A charter school in Atlanta recently issued a press release explaining its students will no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its daily all-student morning meeting. The announcement drew the ire of many who believe a public school should require students to pledge allegiance to the American flag and all it represents. Really? The press...
08/08/2018 - 11:26am
Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community,” he wrote. “Their place is under a despotism.” He went on: “The first duty of an American citizen,...
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