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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.

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Not long ago I was asked by several students for my thoughts on the outstanding characteristics of good politicians. What follows is my response: Good politicians are patriots, who are committed to strive for a more perfect union.

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Memorial Day 2020 will look a lot different this year because of the coronavirus. VFW Post 9362 and American Legion Post 333 won’t be able to have our annual parade with our color guard leading the way, proudly carrying our national colors, Scout groups, marching bands and a wagon carrying s…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. In higher education, it has sparked pointed questions locally and nationally about the short-term operations and long-term future of the University of Wisconsin System.

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The smell of charcoals burning, the sound of Wisconsin beef sizzling, and the sight of perfect grill marks are truly hard to beat.

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Conservatives used to be fond of saying that government’s purpose should be limited to defending the shores and delivering the mail.

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

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“My liberty ends where yours begins.” There’s some dispute over who first said a variation of this, but do you really care? The point should be as obvious as, say, “Don’t ingest household disinfectants.”

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

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Each year, Police Week holds a special place with all of us at the Sun Prairie Police Department as we honor our fallen officers throughout the nation and recognize the dedication and commitment of our Sun Prairie Police Officers and all officers serving our nation.

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We’ve seen plenty of evidence lately of the deep polarization in this country. Even in the midst of this crisis, national politicians, the political parties, and their adherents are finding plenty to fight over—even as, for the most part, ordinary Americans have been united and many governor…

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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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It seems like some folks have used the ghost of Ernesto “Ché” Guevara as their guide through the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States. “To send men to the firing squad [job loss, suicide, substance abuse], judicial [scientific] proof is unnecessary… This is a revolution! And a revolutionar…

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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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He was relentlessly pilloried, mocked and distorted in the press for it.

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Wisconsin has fresh hope for an eventual “return to normal” with the most-recently issued emergency order to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but the “new normal” may temporarily look a little different.

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This spring has certainly brought a new normal to our lives that, in many ways, feels like anything but normal.

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I spent my first two decades of life as a farm girl in southern Wisconsin. Maybe that’s why digging in the dirt, hiking in the woods and sticking my toes in a bubbling creek continue to bring me such joy, even decades later while living the city life near Madison.

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We stand with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander community members who have been the target of recent acts of discrimination, harassment and violence founded in hate, misinformation and ignorance on the basis of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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During my last visit to the grocery store, after directing me to the hermetically sealed conveyor belt, the clerk grinning proudly said, “welcome to the new normal.” No, thank you. These ad hoc restrictions on our liberties are not normal—at least in the United States of America.

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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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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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One of the intriguing features of the coronavirus pandemic is how sharply it has illuminated the importance of effective political leadership. Wherever we stand on the political spectrum, we’re looking to elected officials to help steer us through this crisis.

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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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During this difficult time, many people are looking for ways to help. Perhaps one of these easiest ways to impact our community right now is to complete the 2020 census. A few minutes of your time will ensure that our community receives proper funding from the federal government, that we are…

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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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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.