Journal Times - Opinion

Journal Times editorial: Fix the Case High pool already

After months — or should we say years? — of discussion about the need to replace Case High School’s pool, a new figure was presented last w… Read more

Commentary by Art Cyr: Important meeting strengthens German Chancellor Merkel

Late last month, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey held discussions in Berlin. Command of tw… Read more

Journal Times editorial: Letteney-Weidner feud shrouded in secrecy

Secrecy in government, compounded by court-ordered secrecy, gives rise to speculation and rumor. That never serves the public interest. Read more

Journal Times editorial: On Pritchard Park sports complex, we have questions

Racine’s outdoor athletic facilities have seen better days, to be sure. Read more

Urick: Hate Trump signs

Hey Gordon A: Why not grab your baseball bat, hate Trump sign's, head to New York or D.C. and have some fun? Read more

Levie: Vote for Sarah Godlewski for state treasurer

I urge you to vote for Sarah Godlewski for state treasurer on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Read more


Commentary: Farewell to the Grand Old Party

All happy partisans are alike; each unhappy partisan is unhappy in his own way. Max Boot, the Russian-born hawkish polemicist, was a deeply unhappy Republican. His cells hurt when Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign in 2015. Then Trump kept amping up the note of racism in Republican thinking, and Boot was struck by deeper plasmic horror. "I had denied that Republicans were ... Read more

Commentary by Wayne Johnson: Israel’s 70th Year: A Review

On May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion declared Israel to be a sovereign state. This was the goal, in 1879, of the First Zionist Congress which … Read more

Commentary: Climate politicking isn't working. We need climate civil disobedience

The small town of Bagley, Minn., looked set to be the scene for one of the nation's most interesting airings of the climate controversy this week. Three people went on trial there on Monday for shutting down a pipeline from Canada's tar sands in 2016 - one of them, after warning the company, turned the valve that shut the pipe, and then they waited for the police to arrive. They were arrested ... Read more

Commentary: Don't worry, all is not lost. State and local activists are fixing our elections

Despair appears to be the common mood of the day. Everything is terrible. U.S. democratic norms have devolved so much that it seems impossible to know how to recover. Our political outcomes don't consistently reflect our true aspirations. Yes, the whole system feels rigged - against the majority of Americans. Why not just throw up our hands? The answer is that this moment also presents a ... Read more

Commentary: White progressive parents and the conundrum of privilege

Greg and Sarah live in a predominantly white neighborhood and send their children to a predominantly white private school. "I don't want to believe we are hypocrites," Greg tells me. "But if we say diversity is important to us, but then we didn't stick around in the place that was diverse, maybe we are?" He looks at Sarah. "I dunno," he continues. "I guess we made decisions based on other ... Read more

Mary Schmich: Whatever happens to Brett Kavanaugh, this much is true

One day soon, Brett Kavanaugh may take a seat on the United States Supreme Court. Read more

Commentary: The Catholic Church: a history of inaction toward pedophiles

Before The Baltimore Sun moved offices last month, we were told we had to pare down what was in many cases years of accumulated notes and files - drawers full of interviews, court records, gang manifestos and whatever else we'd managed to collect and save in case we might need it again for another story, another day. I chucked two decades worth of papers to get to the goal: bringing a single ... Read more

Commentary: 'We had a thing for Cher, and now we knew where to find her'

It's been nearly 40 years since I've lived in Los Angeles. I still visit every year or so and am always struck by how surpassingly pleasant it is, and how ... floaty. There's a buoyancy particular to my hometown, one I feel nowhere else. I'm an inch over my seat before the plane has landed, leaning into the window to stare at what never changes and always surprises: the flat-out astonishing ... Read more

Updated: Woman killed after tree fell on car worked at Danny's Meats


CALEDONIA — Michelle Martin, who was killed in a freak tree-falling accident Saturday, was praised … Read more