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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:29 AM
Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain’s gift for self-deprecating humor. (subscriber access)
  • America needs single-payer health care, say progressives.  (subscriber access)
  • This week, President Trump announced his newest judicial selection, Neomi Reo, to fill the federal court of appeals seat vacated by justice Brett Kavanaugh. (subscriber access)
  • Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California appears a lock to become the next chairman of the House’s powerful Financial Services Committee.  (subscriber access)
  • The Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught us that “character is destiny.” (subscriber access)
  • There are no eye sockets big enough for the eye-rolling I want to do when I hear American politicians express shock at political violence like the (recent) domestic terror trifecta: A racist white man murdered two black people at a Kentucky grocery store, a white right-winger stands accused of mailing more than a dozen pipe bombs to Democratic politicians and celebrities and a white anti-Semite allegedly gunned down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue. (subscriber access)
  • George Mitchell, a former federal judge and Senate majority leader, was the chief negotiator of the Good Friday Agreement, which brought to a peaceable end 30 years of civil war in Northern Ireland. (subscriber access)
  • As we report in today’s edition, oral arguments will be heard next week in Dane County circuit court in our case to win release of the names of state Department of Justice workers disciplined for misconduct. (subscriber access)
  • Confronting acts of domestic political violence, the conditioned response of major media outlets is to blame “both sides,” signaling their own supposed neutrality amid intense national polarization. (subscriber access)
  • “Libertarians believe that you should be as conservative or as liberal as you want to be as long as you don’t want to force yourself on others,” says Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for governor of New York.  (subscriber access)
  • As voters trek to the polls next week, there are no lack of issues and interests upon which to base a person’s vote, not least voters’ feeling about whether the state and country are headed in the right direction. (subscriber access)
  • Why I’m voting yes on the referendum.  (subscriber access)
  • If you want to protect water and forest lands in Oneida County, please vote “no” to the mining referendum on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6. (subscriber access)
  • Since the 2016 election, civility in public discourse has all but disappeared, as has respect for due process, a critical pillar of our republic. (subscriber access)
  • Several months ago I wrote a column entitled “Women, stop your whining.”  (subscriber access)
  • So much for diversity. (subscriber access)
  • Gloria Alvarez, the young woman from Guatemala I wrote about last week, just got blocked by Facebook.  (subscriber access)
  • This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the housing market meltdown that led to the Great Recession. Is another crisis looming around the corner? (subscriber access)
  • On a Sunday morning two days before the crucial California presidential primary, hundreds of college-age volunteers crowded into their candidate's campaign headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco to get their marching instructions for getting every registered voter the campaign had identified as backing Sen. Robert Kennedy to the polls on June 4, 1968. (subscriber access)
  • If Democrats win the U.S. House of Representatives next month, they are going to be a very busy bunch of radicals. (subscriber access)
  • Socialism is hot. (subscriber access)
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