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Reader supports Johnson
To the editor:

It is only about three months until we will be voting in a very important election. Hopefully everyone will consider the qualities and records of the candidates and make choices they believe will best help our country through and out of the very troubling times we face.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Reader disappointed in Johnson's response to letter
To the editor:

I had written an email to Senator Johnson several weeks ago prior to the vote on gun control legislation, encouraging the senator to vote for stricter regulations regarding terrorists and guns, particularly assault rifles.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The hot mess in the Oneida County Sheriff's Department
When there's a vacuum, it is said, someone fills it, and usually that doesn't end very well.

And that's exactly the case in Oneida County with respect to the county's sheriff's department. There's no clear lines of accountability and oversight, and that leaves a vacuum into which sheriff Grady Hartman and his trusted lieutenants have stepped, eager to be able to act without question or consequence.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The New Slaves of the Global Order
How, oh how, can you possibly support Donald Trump when he's so anti-free trade, bellows the NeverTrump-AlwaysHillary crowd.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Police power in the Age of Orwell
The assassination of five police officers in Dallas has once again turned the U.S. into a political barnyard. There's crap everywhere.

Instead of just mourning the innocent officers, who were killed protecting protesters who despised them, instead of letting the police re-examine their security protocols, and moving on, the politicians have tried once again to score political points.
(2 comments)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Equality starts at the top
To the Editor:

I have a strong feeling that Congressional behavior towards our president for the last eight years has assisted in an accepted public behavior of disliking or being intolerant of anything that a black person or black president can do.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reader supports Sen. Johnson
To the editor,

Have you seen the negative Russ Feingold campaign ads? Having accomplished nothing in 18 years as a U.S. Senator he can do nothing but produce false/misleading ads about Sen. Johnson.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reader lauds young boy who saved his siblings from house fire
To the editor:

Seven-year-old Adam Granger recently demonstrated some of the finest qualities a human being can possess. He placed himself in danger in response to his concern and caring for his younger siblings.

He gave no apparent thought to saving his favorite toy, book or a few pennies he might have stashed away.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Second property tax installment due
To the editor: 

The second installment of the 2015 Oneida County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2016. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Another viewpoint on Pioneer Park
To the editor:

Pioneer Park has meant so much to so many folks, especially those living on the south side. Memories abound for me. I played there as a kid when there were very few buildings. It was sort of a "wild woods" right in the middle of town. That was more than 80 years ago.
(2 comments)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Another sad day for America
Let's be honest. Virtually no one believed the FBI - the official law-enforcement wing of the nation's liberalocracy - would ever indict Hillary Clinton for anything. The Clintons, after all, have made a career out of escaping prosecution.
(4 comments)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sisters remember Harshaw Post Office
To the editor:

I recently read Kayla Breese's well-written story about the Harshaw Post Office. As the older daughter of the longest-serving postmaster, Harrison McNown, I enjoyed the article. It brought back memories, some of which I would like to share...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Boom Lake boaters urged to visit Flowage website
To the Editor:

As a service to our members, and the general public, Rhinelander Flowage Association is offering important information to those attending the annual Rhinelander July 4th fireworks display by boat.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Let's raise the voting age to 25, at least
The U.S. has made many a mistake in its relatively young history - see the election results of 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 for examples - but perhaps none has been more egregious than the 1971 ratification of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
(1 comments)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Reader tired of Lech stories
To the Editor:

For how many months now have we been reading about the "Lee Lech Matter"? In my opinion, too many.

The longer this mess drags on the more apparent it is to me that the real victim in this matter is Lee Lech himself!
(1 comments)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Baking globalism into the political doughnut
Once upon a political time, the world was really a kind of fairy tale, so simple and predictable, like getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth.

Or eating doughnuts. In the good old days, you were either a yeast doughnut fan or a cake doughnut fan, and that was that.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sheriff Hartman gets it wrong again
Oneida County sheriff Grady Hartman just never learns, that's what we learned this past week after attending the county's public safety committee meeting.

Even after losing a case in which he attempted to keep allegations of rape within his department sealed, even after he took bad advice to keep those records salted away, even after he squandered thousands of taxpayer dollars in a case that should never have been brought - even after all that, the sheriff hasn't learned a thing.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time now to deal with radical Islamic terrorism
A terrorist has inflicted another horrible tragedy on the United States and its citizens, and, as usual, there's one more casualty than the number reported by the mainstream media.

That would be truth itself, which lies mortally wounded in the hail of proclamations fired off by the media, by liberal and Democratic politicians, and especially by President Barack Obama.
(5 comments)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Our unelected parallel government
As we report in today's edition, a U.S. Senate panel held a hearing last week on the multiplying costs of unfunded federal mandates hoisted upon state and local governments by an array of federal agencies, such as the EPA.

Those costs are dramatic, and they undermine the ability of states to fund their own initiatives. That threatens their means to self-govern, and it erodes the states' legitimacy as anything other than a subservient arm of the federal government.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Living on the Funny Cide of Life
Some years ago, I wrote about the great Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner who still holds the records for the fastest times in all three Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. (subscriber access)
Saturday, June 11, 2016


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