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 Opinion

  1. Our View: Leibham has most to lose in Congressional bid

    Until recently, the 6th Congressional District race was seen as predictable and the stakes were low, but now the political future of our communities and the political futures of several local politicians will be decided.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. Letter: Religion is a freedom to maintain

    I am sick and tired of anti-religious extremists 'preaching' their agenda to the 80 percent or more of the U.S. population who practice some type of religious belief.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. Letter: Obamacare is actually pro-life

    Can you be pro-life and against the Affordable Care Act at the same time? I think not.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  4. Commentary: Will Obamacare losers outvote its winners in November?

    When it comes to the politics of Obamacare, there's really only one question that matters: How many Americans are benefiting from the new health care system, and how many are hurting? Problem is, we know more about the first part of the question than the

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  5. Words from the Mayor: Shared revenue cuts hurting cities

    State shared revenue (money from Madison to Manitowoc, i.e. your money) has decreased by almost $1 million from 2003 to 2013.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  6. Letter: Crawford remarks a 'baseless diatribe'

    Kevin Crawford's guest commentary on April 16 is a baseless diatribe. He refers to Republicans as '...hate mongers and bigots...' and claims that Congressman Tom Petri and state Sen. Mike Ellis were '

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  7. Letter: Kossuth founder would be appalled

    April 15 was the annual meeting of the Township of Kossuth. By my count, only 17 people other than the Town Board showed up.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  8. Letter: Helpful neighbors a community treasure

    Often one sees letters of complaint or criticism here. I am writing with thanks to the many wonderful neighbors in Manitowoc.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  9. Other views: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

    Recent disclosures of how much Medicare pays doctors provoked news stories about patients getting hyperexpensive drugs for cancer, glaucoma and other diseases and providers getting rich in the process.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  10. Other views: Easter can be a life-transforming event for everyone

    'Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail. Hippity hoppin,' Easter's on its way!'

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  11. Our view: Find your way to celebrate Earth Day

    Wisconsin is blessed with incredible natural treasures. Of course, we have the lakeshore that we all love, and, we have much more nearby, including Horicon Marsh and the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  12. Commentary: Caring, not indifferent

    Congress has gone home for its Easter recess, and spring has arrived.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  13. Orchids & Onions

    ORCHIDS to those who helped save equipment and relocate two-water damaged classrooms at Cleveland Elementary School after a storm ripped through the area Saturday afternoon. The workers' quick action allowed students to return to class on Monday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  14. Commentary: Give Millennials a reason to read the Bible

    Just in time for Passover and Easter, an annual survey by the American Bible Society reveals that regular reading of the Bible has remained about 19 percent of American adults since 2011. At the same time, 19 percent are now '

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  15. Panel Discussion

    As an independent voter, I just have to shake my head and laugh, only in America! We have one party that gave us 'healthcare' reform with not a vote from the opposing party.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  16. The Village Idiot: I-signs of spring

    Today I saw my first crocus popping up after the long winter. It was in a picture a friend posted on Facebook. Suddenly, it seemed everyone was posting pictures of buds on trees, robins on the lawn, green shoots coming up in the garden.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
    • MAN /
    • MAN-Opinion

    Petri deserves thanks for all his support

    Congressman Tom Petri, a good friend to the city of Two Rivers throughout his 35-year tenure in the United States Congress, announced his retirement last week.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  17. Our View: Voters win by choices in Sixth District race

    The race for Wisconsin's Sixth District congressional seat will be interesting for the first time in more than three decades.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  18. Money and politics: Sen. Schultz exits, shaking his head

    Dale Schultz tells a story he heard about a recent meeting of Republicans in the state's 6th congressional district.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  19. Our view: LS plan is best possible solution

    Sheboygan County officials are making the right move in sacrificing scenery for safety on a portion of County Highway LS.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  20. Letter: GOP lawmakers destroying state's reputation

    Our Republican neighbors must be shaking their heads in dismay over the antics of their electees who have engaged in a series of despicable, and in some cases illegal, actions.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  21. Letter: Thanks for help in fire situation

    We would like to send our sincere thank you to the Manitowoc fire and police departments, Branch and Two Rivers fire departments, Todd Blaser and the American Red Cross for their prompt and professional response to a house fire we experienced earlier this

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  22. Commentary: Will Jeb Bush enter the fray?

    The presidential nomination race is frozen. The big money and the gritty organizers won't make 2016 election commitments until the putative front-runner makes a move, in or out of the campaign.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  23. Guest editorial: Petri has served area with quiet distinction

    Growing up in Fond du Lac during the 1950s, Tom Petri's days were not unlike those of countless other boys living in the city: He delivered newspapers for the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter and, among other odd jobs, painted houses and shoveled snow.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  24. Guest commentary: Things are getting ugly in state politics

    How ugly can things get in Wisconsin politics?

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  25. Commentary: Focus on marathon resiliency, not tragedy

    Feeling deceived, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis stormed off the set of NBC's Meet the Press in protest and in tears.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  26. Words from the Mayor: State of the City address set for April 23

    This year I will host the annual State of the City address at the Capitol Civic Centre at 5 p.m. on April 23.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  27. Other views: Sleazy tactics push moderates out of state politics

    This this garbage is what our politics have become.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  28. Commentary: Some guys still don't get it

    The guys still don't get it. The latest example of men behaving badly is Michael Hayden, the former CIA director. He said on Fox that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, was motivated by a '

    • Apr. 14, 2014
    • MAN /
    • MAN-Opinion

    Tech education one key to future workforce

    Hundreds of job seekers attended a recent job fair hosted by Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland. Just as telling, about 50 employers were registered.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
    • MAN /
    • MAN-Opinion

    Passover teaches us that justice is an obligation

    The story of Passover is the story of freedom. God took our ancestors, the Israelites, out of bondage and slavery so that we can enjoy the benefits of freedom today.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
    • MAN /
    • MAN-Opinion
    Kevin Anderson

    Local higher education prepping students for high tech future

    To compete in our highly competitive global economy, our local businesses need skilled workers, and to compete for those jobs, workers increasingly need some form of higher education to gain those skills.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  29. Our view: Orchids and onions

    ORCHIDS to veteran Manitowoc Board of Education member Lee Braunel, who on Tuesday attended his final meeting following 18 years on the board and 37 years as a teacher in the public school district.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  30. Your views: Panel discussion

    Inflation is the increase in the supply of money and credit. Inflation is not and never has been rising prices and wages. Instead, these are two of inflation's most visible, damaging 'effects.'

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  31. Jim Mullen column: Hype, hype hooray!

    How long do you think you'd continue to buy this newspaper if every single story on every single page for the last three weeks was about a missing airplane? Or a hurricane? Or a baby down a well? Or any other single topic? No sports, no weddings, no obits

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  32. Our view: Does Walker's lack of a degree matter?

    It doesn't take much to become governor of Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  33. Commentary: Libraries help us achieve our goals

    For nearly 50 years now, Wisconsin has coordinated schools and libraries through the same state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  34. Commentary: What principles rule the GOP?

    For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  35. Letter: Call the ACA Obama(doesn't)care

    To promote his so-called Affordable Care Act, President Obama had to commit massive fraud about keeping your plan, keeping your doctor and costing less. He didn't care. To get the plan to pass in Congress, the Democrats had to commit political bribery.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  36. Other views: Campaign finance ruling another win for the rich

    The danger in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling about campaign contributions comes not so much from the case in question but from the door the court's majority opened with its decision.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  37. Letter: Manitowoc Co. decision is appalling

    The Manitowoc Company has decided to move production of ice machines from Manitowoc to Mexico. As a previous employee of 40 years, I am appalled by this decision.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  38. Commentary: Women the world's most persecuted people

    Equal pay for equal work is an age-old rallying cry that resonates as strongly today as it did when the suffragists invoked the phrase.

    • Apr. 9, 2014

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