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Admit it: You don't know whether to believe him or not. Is President Donald Trump lying about taking hydroxychloroquine? He usually does make things up, but one thing is absolutely true about the Trumpster: He always manages somehow to focus all of the attention on himself.

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A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can't make our own penicillin.

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A month from now, it will be interesting to see how many of the customers who crowded into Wisconsin bars without masks the moment their local government leaders lifted the taverns' restrictions have caught the coronavirus ... and how many have died. It's morbid, but so is the trade-off that…

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I can see where the coronavirus is going to make a lot of changes on where folks will plan to vacation this coming summer. Instead of heading out of state for vacation, folks are going to be staying closer to home.

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The name of the current flu virus is the Coronavirus. When I first heard the name, I thought the virus was named after the old Corona typewriters like the one that used to sit on my desk at the Times office years ago.

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New York is the greatest city in the world. It also is uniquely suited to the spread of the coronavirus.

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Let's take one of those magical trips down memory lane, way back to 1939. One of the popular tunes back then was "Wishing (Will Make It So)."

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The list of cancellations grows, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DeForest High School Alumni Foundation has announced the cancellation of their annual banquet.

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If you thought the coronavirus presented difficult policy questions, don't worry — we have science.

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Many of us have held summer jobs in our teenage years. Most of the jobs were hot and dirty work, like corn detasseling, canning factory work, or farmhand work. But some summer jobs are great. Let me tell you about one I discovered a few years ago.

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There is Twitter and there is Nitwitter. You decide which this is as the president of the United States was tweeting why he didn't hold his daily coronavirus briefing:

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Gov. Tony Evers’ declaration of a public health emergency and subsequent stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic set off an unprecedented flurry of lobbying, according to a WisPolitics.com review of records submitted to the state Ethics Commission.

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At a coronavirus task force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would — as events proved — get the country through its ventilator crisis.

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With the COVID crisis, the worst-case scenario has often proven too optimistic. But here it is, for what it's worth: The loosening up of restrictions that President Donald Trump is now advocating, along with his GOP politician bootlickers and his jackboot demonstrators, would slightly dampen…

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Manufacturers in Wisconsin are ramping up their efforts to supply personal protective equipment such as face shields, as well as crucial parts for medical devices used in the pandemic response.

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Breaking news — as they say to open every newscast — Breaking news: America is breaking. Its public health establishment certainly is. We have the most confirmed COVID cases per capita of any country, because at the very top of government, leadership has been replaced by hucksterism.

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President Donald Trump slammed the World Health Organization at a recent news briefing and was immediately accused of scapegoating.

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COVID-19 continues to rage on keeping everyone ‘safe at home’. I heard on the news this week that the popular Syttende Mai Festival at Stoughton has been cancelled for this year due to the pandemic. What a shame for the people of Stoughton and all the folks who usually flock to Stoughton eve…

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When President Donald Trump announced a restriction on travel from Europe in a mid-March Oval Office address, European Union officials erupted in outrage.

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Pogues — we've all experienced them. They're the bad managers who get in the way of the job getting done. From the feckless supervisor to the CEO, the term pogue is actually scornful military slang, an infantry slur. It means "people other than grunts," and pogues were best described to me a…

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We still have shreds of civility left. I love it when people walk up to those in uniform and say, "Thank you for your service." It is a recognition of their courage and sacrifice. And now we should add gratitude for those in the medical profession.

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On Jan. 20, the United States confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The nation's political and media elite obsessed over Mitch McConnell's just-announced resolution governing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

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Step into my time machine and we will zip back to the late 1940s-early 50s. DeForest had not one, or two but THREE blacksmith shops in the downtown business area.

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Chief Missy Hughes says agency staff are “working through the process” of determining which businesses are essential after a spike in related web traffic contributed to the agency’s site crashing.

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Donald Trump has taken to declaring himself a "wartime president," but the commander in chief cannot resist getting in the way of what few competent generals he has at his disposal. No matter how hard he pretends, Commander COVID is unable to rise to the occasion and rise above his flimflam …

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Countries have experienced economic depressions before, but not usually as a matter of choice.

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I read the story and saw the photo of the Snowy Owl in a recent issue of the Times-Tribune and I got the idea for this week’s column. I hope you enjoy the story of “The Owl in the Outhouse."