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Daily Bread for 10.14.21: Ignorance and Fanaticism Threaten Mequon-Thiensville

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 69.  Sunrise is 7:08 AM and sunset 6:12 PM for 11h 04m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 64.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.  On this day in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in…

Daily Bread for 10.4.21: The Basis of a Civics Syllabus for Whitewater’s Schools

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 68.  Sunrise is 6:56 AM and sunset 6:29 PM for 11h 32m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 5.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the…

Ron Johnson Got the Reception He Deserved

Ron Johnson held up a Senate vote to make Juneteenth a holiday, and when he at last relented, he did so only begrudgingly (“While it still seems strange that having taxpayers provide federal employees paid time off is now required to celebrate the end of slavery, it is clear that there is no appetite in Congress…

Confederates, Copperheads, and Conservatives

It’s an understatement to say that a democratic society that endures a violent mob seizing its capitol building is a society in distress. We find ourselves in the twenty-first century facing movements as malevolent and mendacious as the nineteenth century’s Confederates and Copperheads. Karen L. Cox writes What Trump Shares With the ‘Lost Cause’ of the…

2020: ‘But Not Just That’

Tim Miller – who is always worth reading, writes of 2020 as The Worst. But Not Just That. These paragraphs resonate: Most importantly, 2020 will always be the year that we joined together and toppled the greatest threat that our fragile union has faced in many decades. Turning out more people to vote against the president-strongman…