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 Mixed feelings on Juneteenth

This weekend we will celebrate Juneteenth. It’s the day we commemorate the end of slavery. As long as I can remember, my friends and...

The great mask conundrum

Recently Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel tweeted: “My local supermarket has (a) sign saying they ‘strongly encourage’ everyone to wear a mask. Do you...

The perverse stinginess of the Wisconsin GOP Turning plenty into scarcity

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education warned Wisconsin that we stand to lose $2.3 billion in federal funds for schools...

Growing up in the Wisconsin town where Flag Day began

I could drive the streets of my hometown with my eyes squeezed shut, a community so small it is often left off maps entirely....

American Jobs Plan: Making a difference for caregivers

Caregivers and health care workers are in crisis. To be real about it, that was true long before the pandemic struck. Now, more than...

How long can Republicans keep running on resentment and austerity?

It’s breath-taking the amount of money Republicans are determined to turn away on behalf of the people of Wisconsin. When the Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported...

Ron Johnson meant what he said, but now he doesn’t

It’s head-spinning to listen to Sen. Ron Johnson. In a panel with state news media sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club, the two-term Republican senator...

Republicans’ school budget shell game

The proposed state budget for schools passed by the Legislature’s budget committee is so stingy, the federal government is seriously considering withdrawing $1.5 billion...

Out-of-control campaign spending and weak recusal rules undermine Wisconsin’s courts

Wisconsin, from statehood in 1848 to about a decade and a half ago ago in 2007, had a national reputation for having one of...

Who should we remember on Memorial Day?

Our government says today is a day to remember the men and women who died in wars while serving in the U.S. armed forces. That...
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