Editorials

Hillary cleared; time for another investigation

Almost lost in all the hoopla about the impeachment trial of President Trump is a report that yet another Justice Department of Hillary Clinton has concluded without the former Secretary of State being charged with wrongdoing.

Editorial: Westgate project shows value of big ideas

The proposed demolition of Westgate Mall and the $100 Million housing and retail project that would replace it is wonderful addition to the neighborhood at the intersection of Madison’s West and Southwest sides.

Editorial: Making sure community schools are validated successfully

MADISON, Wis. -- We’ve been strong supporters of community schools long before they were first proposed by the Madison Metropolitan School District. Called “lighted schoolhouses” in one national iteration the idea is using a school as a place for resources, family support and services beyond classroom instruction.

Editorial: Equal footing for Edgewood is needed

We’re hoping the Madison City Council will scrap the master plan for the three Edgewood schools on the Monroe Street campus, and we’re hoping Edgewood High School will continue to work with the neighborhood on holding sports events on its field.

Editorial: Taking one last review of our 2019 agenda

For our last editorial of the year we take one last review of our 2019 agenda, an agenda that combined some issues we’ve put on pervious agendas in the hope that a new political of civic environment might lend itself to action, as well as issues newly relevant to these times. Results were mixed.

Editorial: Meet the finalists

There will be two significant changes in leadership in Madison next year with the hiring of both a new police chief and school superintendent and we now know the final candidates for the second of those two jobs.

Editorial: Putting an end to homelessness politics

No matter how hard one tries to understand the convoluted rhetoric of Wisconsin State Senate Republicans to justify their refusal to release money in the state budget to help the homeless, their stand defies reason and logic to say nothing of heart.

Editorial: Everyone is welcome here

We very much appreciate Governor Tony Evers declaring Wisconsin will accept refugees wanting to settle here. If only it were that easy to achieve immigration reform.