Opinion

I had the privilege of representing Wisconsin’s engineering industry on the Transportation Task Force implemented by Gov. Tony Evers. Being expected to deliver a state budget in less than two months of being sworn into office, the governor was wise to ask a broad range of stakeholders to pro…

CHICAGO — We all knew a few spacey kids in kindergarten who just couldn’t get their acts together. Their desks were a mess. They never knew what they were supposed to be doing, and they’d lose their heads if they weren’t attached.

MOBILE, Ala. — The death of New York City police detective Brian Simonsen, who was fatally wounded Feb. 12 in a friendly fire incident, is tragic. The officers whose shots struck their fellow officers — not only killing Simonsen, but also wounding another, Sgt. Matthew Gorman — are unlikely …

WASHINGTON — As stories go, the face-off between Jeff Bezos and David Pecker (paging Charles Dickens) has all the elements of a 21st-century battle royale between good and evil, represented by the richest man in the world, who happens to own The Washington Post, and the pied piper of sleaze,…

February is the time for the ritual observance of Black History Month — a brief period when schools, government institutions and even commercial enterprises feel compelled to commemorate a handful of famous black folk who made substantial contributions to American history.

BARABOO — Wisconsinites are a trusting people. A lot of us leave our front doors unlocked. Some even leave the keys in the snowmobile when they park outside the tavern. We take people at their word, unless they serve in the Legislature.

KAUKAUNA — My job as a public servant is not to root against a person or party, but rather to root for our state and its growth. With a new chapter in Wisconsin politics on us, one of split government, it is more important than ever that we find common ground and ways to find agreement to nu…