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Reflections on Jon Stewart


BY Tony Palmeri Jon Stewart recently announced that he will be leaving the Daily Show at the end of the year. For the millennial generation, Stewart’s departure must feel similar to what their grandparents felt when Walter Cronkite retired from CBS: sadness at the stepping down of a man perceived by them as trustworthy and honest. As a college teacher ... Read More »

Time to repeal the 17th Amendment


BY Rohn Bishop The states created the federal government, the federal government did not create the states. Following the Revolutionary War, America was governed by the Articles of Confederation, which set up an extremely weak national government. Each of the 13 states pretty much did their own thing, from printing money, to making agreements with foreign nations. There was no ... Read More »

The University of Scott Walker


BY Dennis Riley Anyone reading this is aware that Governor Walker wants to turn the University of Wisconsin System into a very different animal. In between the Governor’s Budget Address and the writing of this column – about five days – there has been an awful lot of talk about the size, shape, and strength of that new animal. Much ... Read More »

Higher Education Opportunities in the Fox Cities


BY Mike Rohrkast I’m happy to write my first article for Scene Newspaper as state assembly representative for the 55th District. It’s critically important for representatives throughout government to be in constant contact with members of the local community. I encourage constituents throughout the district to contact my office if you have questions or concerns about what is happening in ... Read More »

Women in Management Plans Wit, Wisdom and Wine Event


Women in Management, Inc. with chapters throughout northeast Wisconsin, is planning a spring networking event for businesswomen from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Blue Harbor Resort & Spa in Sheboygan. Wit, Wisdom and Wine, an event for Women, by Women will feature nationally-known keynote speaker Mary Faktor, who will present “Inner Voices - Smart Choices.” A remarkable ... Read More »

Blood On His Hands?


By Dennis Riley At a late December 2014 press conference called shortly after the murders of two New York City police officers, Patrick Lynch, the President of the city’s Policemen’s Benevolent Association, insisted that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had “blood on his hands.” The implication, of course, was that the blood on the mayor’s hands was the blood ... Read More »

How We Kill Editorial Cartoonists


BY Tony Palmeri The late George Bernard Shaw mused that “assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” A chilling illustration of that sentiment occurred on January 7th, when masked gunmen stormed the Paris office of the irreverent newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 staffers including prominent editorial cartoonists. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the killings, calling ... Read More »

The Ledge

Petrified snails estimated to be 3.5 million years old

By Michael Mentzer We have a photo from atop the Ledge nearly 40 years ago tucked away among hundreds of family snapshots that we’ve taken over the years. There were only three of us then – my wife Kathy, our newborn daughter Maureen and me, the designated photographer that day. For some reason — probably for the sheer beauty of ... Read More »

Take a Stand; Testify


BY John Price-Kabhir If this column is published, I am certain many readers will think I am a crackpot. That’s the judgment of the public at large when confronting someone who is truly curious and sincere about the notion of extra-terrestrials visiting our planet. I believe we’ve been hosts for sentient beings from places other than Planet Earth, for thousands ... Read More »

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