Imagine seeing this question on the ballot: “Do you favor adoption of a nonpartisan system for redistricting of legislative and congressional districts in this state?”
A group of freshman Democrats in the state Assembly started the process Tuesday by introducing a resolution for a non-binding statewide referendum on redistricting reform.
Superintendent Michele Hancock is leaving the Kenosha Unified School District, following the well-worn path of school superintendents who find Kenosha to be hospitable for only a short time.
That doesn’t make Kenosha unusual. Today it is rare for the superintendent of a large district to stay on the job for more than just a few years. The average tenure for superintendents leaving their jobs was about five years, according to a national study. The average tenure for superintendents still on the job was about 3.6 years . Hancock has been in Kenosha for three and a half years.
The farm bill is a complicated piece of legislation that Congress is supposed to revise every five years. The last two years, Congress got by with simply extending the provisions of he previous bill for another year. This time, there are hopes for some significant revisions in farm policy and a new farm bill, but it is being held up by a disagreement over food stamps.
The Kenosha City Council has been wrestling with rules to govern citizen comments at City Council meetings.
In 1981 Ted Turner predicted that all daily newspapers would cease publication within 10 years. In 2006 he shamelessly decided to pull the Big Windbag Double Down (good name for the new KFC sandwich) and again predicted the demise of newspapers.
It gives me great pleasure here and now, in the pages of this vibrant, informative, entertaining daily newspaper, to predict the demise of Ted Turner.
China has made an ominous move in claiming sovereignty over the air, and the Obama administration has appropriately responded with B-52 bombers. The unfolding conflict highlights the dark side of the Beijing regime, and reminds us all that growth of investment and trade has not removed political conflicts and military dangers.
On Nov.23, Beijing arbitrarily announced a new defense zone encompassing the Senkaku Islands. These small land areas are occupied by Japan but now claimed by the China.
As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying — and its weapons are of superior grade.
The bunker buster is positive messaging and a return to hope and change. For Republicans, it’s whatever the opposite is. Despair and stagnation? Gloating and gloom?
In April, the Real Clear Politics average of polls showed that 47 percent of Americans opposed Obamacare, while 41 percent supported it — a 6-percentage-point edge for opponents of the president’s health care law, which at the time was still months away from implementation.
The latest average of polls, less than two months into the law’s rollout, shows 57 percent opposing Obamacare, with 38 percent supporting — an enormous 19-point gap between opponents and supporters.
U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries may be militarily effective, but they are killing innocent civilians in a way that is obscene and immoral. I’m afraid that ignoring this ugly fact makes Americans complicit in murder.
It is understandable why President Obama has made drone attacks his go-to weapon in the fight against terrorists and the Taliban. Armed, pilotless aircraft allow the CIA and the military to target individuals in enemy strongholds without putting U.S. lives at risk. But efficacy is not legitimacy, and I don’t see how drone strikes can be considered a wholly legitimate way to wage war.