LETTERS/OPINIONS

Minimum wage folly

California now leads the nation in imposing dumb wage laws. The state just raised the hourly minimum wage for fast food workers to $20.

Reader advocates for local control of wake surfing regulations

To the Editor: Your May 24 edition included two articles and an editorial on town ordinances regarding wake surfing. Your attention to this subject is a great service to our area so blessed with amazing lakes — though I disagree with your position.

Banning gender-affirming treatment

After two failed efforts to pass a ban on gender-affirming treatment for minors, South Carolina Republicans announced in January that this year it would be a priority.

The Campaign of Delusion

Here are a few signs of a losing campaign: No. 1: Poll denial. No. 2: Inability to shift course. No. 3: Celebrity cameos.

Lakeland Times: Our View

President Donald Trump. A lot of people like saying that, and a lot of people don’t, but, after last week’s Libertarian Party convention, it’s more likely than it was before that The Donald will reclaim the title.
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ATV club secretary responds to Manitowish Waters meeting controversy

To the Editor: At the Manitowish Waters town board meeting on May 13, Mr. John Hanson (Chairman) deviated from the agenda and read two emails from Mr. Joe Discianno (chairman, town of Winchester) and Mr. Richard Logan (Vilas County board member, Presque Isle and Winchester).

Trump flip-flops on birth control, endorses a ‘Reich’

Trump is sloppy. He doesn’t seem to know where he stands. He engages in loose talk.

There is no ‘international law’

One of the great qualities of the West is its belief in the directionality of history. Many ancient cultures believed that history was circular: Native American cultures often believed that reality itself was circular; Hinduism thinks similarly.

Ask Congress for a moratorium on postal rate increases

Dear Reader: The United State Postal Service recently announced another 10% increase in their rates effective July 14, 2024.

Come one, come all, ye Posers and Hypocrites

Hear ye! Hear ye! Tonight at the town hall, come watch the posers and the hypocrites try to bamboozle us all!
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Backlash: America cools on crazy

The morning after the 1972 election in which Richard Nixon defeated liberal Democrat George McGovern by 23 points, New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael wandered glumly around the magazine’s Manhattan office. “I don’t know how this could have happened,” Kael muttered. “Not one person I know voted for him.”

Scaremongers

Have you heard about the “bee-pocalypse?” My new video explains. Honeybees are dying!

LUHS students engage in advocacy project

Some Lakeland Union High School students who took civics this year with teachers Jeremy Seehafer and Matt Roeder wrote letters to the editor.

Censorship: A global pandemic

“Palestine will be free!” chant the protesters. “From the river to the sea.”

What voters don’t know ... yet

The problem with early polls is just that. They are taken early, and they are a snapshot of what voters know and think at the time they are taken.
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