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Disruption, denial and the urge to ignore the pandemic How do...

The COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for way too long, and with case numbers going up again, it doesn’t look like it’s about...

National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show that there’s more...

July 4th was quieter than usual this year, thanks to COVID-19. Many U.S. cities canceled fireworks displays to avoid drawing large crowds that could...

Here’s another statue that needs to come down Revisiting the legacy...

I nominate James K. Polk. We seem to be in the mood of late to reexamine our “great men.” Certain statues are coming down or...

Shut down Line 5 — it’s too risky A history of...

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline is too risky to keep operating and now the State of Wisconsin can permanently shut it down. (The Line...

Cynical appeals court helps Wisconsin GOP Judges pretend voter suppression has...

The outrageous decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to limit early voting in Wisconsin was a gift to Wisconsin Republicans. The...

As progressive icons fall, Madison feels the pain and heaviness of...

It was a shocking, bruising, terrible week. Worst of all was the horrifying attack on Althea Bernstein, a bright, loving young woman who was sitting...

Between ‘them’ and ‘you’ there is a nexus: the American Dream...

“First of all, if you learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really...

The fight to make voting easier in Wisconsin "People should have...

The fight to make voting easier in November in Wisconsin is well under way.   Last week, voting rights groups in Wisconsin won an...

Lessons for my Black son "My son just can’t understand why...

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a...

Republican moderates and the banality of evil Sen. Luther Olsen leaves...

If ever there were a time for so-called Republican moderates to stop making excuses for Donald Trump and stand up for some core values,...
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