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Pro: Islamic State can’t stand up to US power; we should destroy it now
It’s time for Obama to seize the moment and continue to use our warplanes to annihilate the Islamic State forces.
Con: Continue US airstrikes; leave ground fighting to the Kurds
Driving fighters from the field requires American support, but not an American invasion.
Our Views: Rock County heading down right path to medical examiner
County officials earn credit for thoroughly studying medical examiner options. The best, though most expensive, appears to be contracting with Dane County.
Charles Krauthammer: Stopping the worst people on Earth
Through airstrikes, Obama demonstrated three things: the effectiveness of even limited U.S. power, the vulnerability of the Islamic State and, crucially, his own seriousness.
Michael Gerson: No time to lead from behind
The current Islamic State threat has grown in the fertile soil of American ambiguity.
Bill Lueders: Attorney general matchup could be November sizzler
It’s true both contenders in the Nov. 4 general election have ample resumes. But Susan Happ’s win wasn’t totally unpredictable because it was not totally unpredicted.
J.B. Van Hollen: Response team helps Wisconsin students stay safe on college campuses
It is estimated that one in five women and one in 12 men who enroll in an institution of higher learning this fall will be sexually assaulted before they graduate.
James Foley: Courage in the face of danger
Perhaps the ultimate context in which to place the horror of James Foley's death, and others like it, can be found in history's lesson that such tactics ultimately fail.
Esther Cepeda: Misreading our demographics
Part of understanding and preventing what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, depends on all of us facing up to our implicit biases—a challenge we can rise to.