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The Republicans’ Marie Antoinette moment How gerrymandering, Donald Trump and the...

As the November election approaches, there is reason to believe the Republicans have gone too far. That’s hard to imagine, I know, in the era...

Make a resilient, localized food system part of the next stimulus

From wasted food, to the exploitation of farmworkers, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that this country’s food system must be changed....

Memorial Day: Time to reflect on the true costs of war

Today is a subdued Memorial Day, with virtual ceremonies and fewer, smaller gatherings. Perhaps the pandemic will give Americans some extra time for reflection...

Why euthanize 600,000 pigs? The pandemic shows what's wrong with our...

A New York Times article on May 14, 2020 noted that Iowa hog farmers would be euthanizing an estimated 600,000 hogs over the next...

Bullies in charge The reopen crowd loves beating up on women

Wisconsin has been re-opened for business. Forcibly reopened, it turns out, by Republican legislative leaders and four state Supreme Court justices. In a messy...

Brother, can you spare a stamp? The attack on the postal...

Conservatives used to be fond of saying that government’s purpose should be limited to defending the shores and delivering the mail. Those passing themselves off...

Arbery case’s true horror is safe harbor given for modern lynching...

Only in recent years has white American culture become willing to stare the horror of lynching in the face, or at least glance at...

The GOP tests 2020 campaign theme: ‘Some of you will have...

Republicans appear to be going all-in on the idea that some of us will have to suck it up and die in order to...

That this system would fail was entirely predictable Our food system...

As we face empty grocery shelves the fragility of our highly consolidated food system has become clear during the crisis of COVID-19. We see...

Pandemic temper tantrums Reopen protests and the Legislature's Supreme Court case...

People are sick and tired of staying at home. That was the message about 30 protesters brought to Gov. Tony Evers’ residence on Friday...
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