Commentary

Despite what the purveyors of doom claim, Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, actually was very beneficial to that state's economy, according to Republican legislator Frank Lasee, author of Wisconsin's proposed TABOR amendment. In this Guest Column, Lasee responds to recent criticisms of the...

Are blogs really all they are cracked up to be, especially for business purposes? You better believe it, says Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler, who provides some useful tips on how your business can become an effective part of the "blogosphere."...

In the first of a two-part opinion piece on ethanol, Wisconsin biotech executive John Biondi attempts to pick apart the arguments made against ethanol. This segment focuses on energy balance, price viability, and impact on agriculture. Part II will focus entirely on the environmental debate. ...

The business community needs to be more actively involved in determining the future of electronics recycling policy in Wisconsin, which must benefit both business and the environment, says Neil-Peters-Michaud, chief executive of a Madison-based electronics recycling company. The alternative? Leave it entirely up to the...

Inventors may or may not pay a price for being tardy in patenting their inventions, but they are better off not leaving things to chance. In this opinion piece, Chicago attorneys Bratislav Stankovic and Donald Silvert say it's wise to heed recent judicial interpretations of...

While some municipalities are fighting AT&T about Project Lightspeed and others are looking at Wi-Fi applications, others are looking at major fiber-optic investments. While these fiber investments have paid off in Utah as we mentioned in last week's column, there are others that we don't...

Patents may contain the force of law, but they are not full proof, as Madison attorney Christopher Rogers explains in this commentary. Rogers lays out 10 common misconceptions that people have about life-science patents, and misconceptions two and three are related to the legal...