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Gerson: Why young voters find Trump a turn-off

People always remember their first presidential vote—their first participation in the largest decision of American democracy.

In high school, I was a rather awkward, nerdish history buff (my wife would dispute the verb tense). I was also...

Other Views: Dispelling falsehoods on Milton schools referendum

The purpose of this article serves to present factual information in regard to the Milton School District's Nov. 8 referendum. Erroneous and mythical implications have been increasingly rampant, both verbally and in written form. Such presumptions...

Your Views: Walker kills rules to protect drinking water

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources submitted new rules to Gov. Scott Walker to help guarantee safe drinking water by regulating the manure spreading and run-off from large dairy and cattle feeding operations.

The new rules were in...

Sound Off for Wednesday, Aug. 17: Janesville city manager, hit-and-run incident, golf at Olympics

On Democratic candidates: Before everyone jumps on Tim Cullen's wobbly bandwagon (for governor), remember he's played this game before and tricked us all. First check out State Rep. Dana Wachs who is mulling a run for governor. He's a ...

Our Views: Keep public notices in newspapers

Public notices, while perhaps not the sexiest feature in this and other newspapers, are too important to the democratic process to cease their publication, as some local government officials want to do.

A legislative committee—comprising...

Steven Walters: Commission’s mission: fix voting-laws confusion
The commission is in the middle of a complicated, bitter fight between opponents and champions of dozens of changes to state voting laws enacted since Republicans took power in 2011.
Our Views: Rock County on right track with reforms

Exactly how Rock County law enforcement and the court system might reduce the number of minorities in jail by 25 percent within four years is a good question, but we cannot fault officials for aiming high.

The goal, one of several presented...

Sound Off for Sunday, Aug. 14: Warner-Reed, Milwaukee Street, Gazette bias

On traffic laws: I'm trying to find the new driver's manual that's come out that says you don't have to stop for stop signs or stoplights or use turn signals because (drivers) do it in front of the police officers, but nobody gets...

Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Aug. 15

Thumbs up to Delavan firefighters. Ten-year-old Ryan Johnson, who has a rare, inoperable brain tumor, was named an honorary firefighter last week at a ceremony with town of Delevan firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel. His illness is...

Other Views: Pretending the economy is OK

The state of the economy is a major issue in every presidential election. As Yale economist Ray Fair has documented, people really do vote their pocketbooks: Below-trend GDP growth, rising unemployment or increasing inflation almost always dooms the...

Columns

Susan Brown: Media bias floods Louisiana
Steven Walters: Two taxes loom large next legislative session
Gerson: Why young voters find Trump a turn-off
Steven Walters: Commission’s mission: fix voting-laws confusion
Other Views: Pretending the economy is OK

Letters to the Editor

Your Views: Politics of hate, sexism on the rise
Your Views: Stop filling pocket of program director
Your Views: D.C. think tank is clueless on RFS
Your Views: Referendum invests in Milton’s future
Your Views: The best $5 I even spent

Our Views

Our Views: On Janesville's winding path to prosperity
Our Views: Thumbs up/down for Aug. 22
Our Views: Director's salary should stay capped
Our Views: Criticism of Freitag is concerning
Our Views: Ryan should accept Solen's challenge

Other Views

Other views: State not ready for downturn
Other Views: Dispelling falsehoods on Milton schools referendum
Other Views: Cooperation needed to combat CWD
Other Views: Democrats bet on four issues against Republicans
Other Views: Keep our state government open and accountable

Sound Off

Sound Off for Aug. 24: getting rich, Leonard Pitts and Ryan Lochte
Sound Off for Sunday, Aug. 21: Voter ID laws, Olympic golfing, Milton referendum
Sound Off for Wednesday, Aug. 17: Janesville city manager, hit-and-run incident, golf at Olympics
Sound Off for Sunday, Aug. 14: Warner-Reed, Milwaukee Street, Gazette bias
Sound Off for Wednesday, Aug. 10: Nehlen, Obamacare and 'enough already'