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Con: NATO is irreplaceable, but must quickly shore up its military might
The fact that NATO has survived the end of the Cold War and has been an important element in addressing Western security concerns, doesn’t mean that it will remain so.
First Amendment: Wake-up call in Kansas: Anti-Semitism is alive and dangerous in America
on the eve of Passover, Fraizier Glenn Miller translated his words of hate into violent action by opening fire on a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement home in Kansas.
Charles Krauthammer: In campaign donation dispute, the zealots win again
Political contribution donor lists, instead of being used to ferret out corruption, are now being used to pursue and persecute citizens with contrary views.
Pro: Formed to halt Soviet expansion, NATO useless in current crisis
There is no need for an organization that requires us to police Europe, regardless of the circumstances that might bring about a military confrontation there.
Esther Cepeda: Wrigley Field is baseball’s sacred temple
George Will’s “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” only grazes the underperforming Cubs as it honors the shrine that keeps the club afloat.
Michael Gerson: Republican Party seems nostalgic for disaster
The political events of half a century ago have current echoes. The spirit of Goldwaterism is abroad among tea party activists.
Jason Stanford: Blue Moon ushers in the stupid
When you have one major political party winning the argument against evolution, brainless is the new black.
Our Views: Symphony’s changes could lead to more harmonious future
Perhaps most important, the Rock River Philharmonic will begin its new season in January with a diverse three-part performance series.
Amy Loudenbeck: Legislature positions state for bright future
We passed a balanced budget and gave nearly $2 billion in tax relief back to the hardworking families and business owners of Wisconsin over the past four years.