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‘Tougher on Crime’ is no way to go

This week, the Legislature is considering an ill-conceived and wrong-headed package of bills that the authors are peddling as “tougher on crime.” But what the...

What Wisconsin could show the nation

Editor’s note: Today, together with our sister publications in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania we are kicking off a series of news stories and commentary to bring...

Buttigieg and Klobuchar come out ahead in New Hampshire debate More...

Well, that was fun. What better way to top off a week that included President Donald Trump’s defiant State of the Union, Rush Limbaugh’s Presidential...

Trump’s scary, nihilistic State of the Union

It was worse than we thought it would be.  Impeached President Donald Trump’s one hour and 18-minute State of the Union rant was a new...

President Trump’s broken promises & empty rhetoric on health care

During the State of the Union address tonight, President Donald Trump is sure to claim credit on a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, those...

Stranger than fiction: how we are responding to climate change

In a manuscript I’ve tried to sell — agent rejections piled high — a subplot involves a time in the near future when a...

What does school choice have to do with gerrymandering? Mike Pence,...

There was something fishy about the whole spectacle at the Capitol on Tuesday, as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos...

Southwest Wisconsin voters rank safe clean water as top issue Many...

There’s a problem with safe, clean drinking water here in southwest Wisconsin’s scenic Driftless Area. We know it, we understand what to do about...

Call voter purging, voter ID & gerrymandering what they are "Whether...

Here’s a distressing conclusion driven by relatively recent events: We tolerate or excuse behaviors by our institutions that we normally won’t abide in individuals. We...

Trump promises kept on Rx reform? More like promises broken    The...

As the Democratic candidates for president sparred in Iowa this week, it was inspiring to hear some bold ideas on a topic where solutions...
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