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Daily Bread for 9.7.22: Whitewater’s Hiring Process for a City Manager

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with high of 80. Sunrise is 6:27 AM and sunset 7:18 PM for 12h 51m 02s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 88.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1778, France successfully invades Dominica in the British West…

Daily Bread for 2.23.22: Ron Johnson’s Lazy Job on Jobs

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 22.  Sunrise is 6:38 AM and sunset 5:37 PM for 10h 59m 15s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 54% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Park Board meets at 5:30 PM, and the city’s Community Involvement Commission meets at…

Daily Bread for 11.12.21: UW-Madison Charts the Right Course on Vaccination

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will see scattered of showers of rain or snow with a high of 39.  Sunrise is 6:44 AM and sunset 4:33 PM for 9h 49m 20s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 60.3% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day, in 1970, the Oregon Highway Commission decides…

Daily Bread for 10.20.21: Ending ICE Raids at Workplaces

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 70.  Sunrise is 7:15 AM and sunset 6:03 PM for 10h 47m 42s of daytime.  The moon is full with 100% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1803, the United States Senate ratifies (24-7) the Louisiana Purchase. Free markets include markets…

Daily Bread for 8.15.21: The ‘Personal Responsibility’ Crowd Wants a Handout

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 81. Sunrise is 6:02 AM and sunset 7:55 PM, for 13h 53m 13s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 48.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1944, Allied forces land in southern France in Operation Dragoon. Molly Beck reports…

No Shirt, No Shoes? No Service

The conservative populists talk endlessly about the dangers of socialism (however poorly they grasp the term), but truthfully they’re happy with government mandates or prohibitions that advance their own preferences. Some private employers want to require masks, and others want to require vaccinations, but these right-wing interventionists now screech that private businesses should not be…

Unemployment Imagined and Real

National unemployment figures have been undercounting the true number of those unemployed. Rachel Siegel reports Fed chair: Unemployment rate was closer to 10 percent, not 6.3 percent, in January: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said Wednesday that the unemployment rate in January was “close to 10 percent,” significantly higher than the 6.3 percent rate…

Trump’s Employment Failure

Catherine Rampell writes December’s jobs report confirms Trump is set to be the worst jobs president on record: When the pandemic first hit the United States, we lost 22 million jobs almost immediately. Then after seven months of gains — albeit decelerating ones — the economy tipped back into job losses in December, the Bureau…