Commentary

Celebrate nature’s gifts this national Public Lands Day Nature unites us--get...

The air we breathe. The water we drink. The land that nourishes us. All this and more is reason enough to celebrate National Public...

Wisconsin should continue to welcome immigrants The state should remember its...

One of the more refreshing features of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee in particular, is the broad appreciation for the ways in which different ethnic groups ...

Wisconsin Farmers Union Goes to Washington We need smart policies that...

Farmers and their advocates from across the state, from Blanchardville to Bayfield, flew to Washington, DC, last week as part of the National Farmers...

Tom Barrett’s black voter problem  The Milwaukee mayor had decent relations...

Could 2020 be the year Milwaukee finally elects a black mayor? Mayor Tom Barrett will run for his fifth term as mayor next year. As...

The mission of our schools Have you read your school's mission...

My wife and I are watching two of our grandchildren go off to school this fall, a first grader and a fourth grader. They...

How to win Wisconsin What national media and political operatives don't...

Log on to any major national news site or watch any of the cable news networks and you will inevitably hear that Wisconsin is...

Partial veto is a deliberate check on legislative power The balance...

Since 1930, the Wisconsin Constitution has authorized our governors to veto portions of bills that appropriate funds. This broad authority has given all of...

Mandela Barnes’ rocky start The first black lieutenant governor has a...

When Mandela Barnes was elected lieutenant governor of Wisconsin on a ticket with Gov. Tony Evers, it was an historic occasion in Wisconsin politics. Barnes...

No nation filled with hate can be great

Hate is not only devastatingly traumatic to those on the receiving end, it’s destructive to those doing the hating. It’s like drinking poison and...

The voices behind driver’s license reform Voces magnifies stories like those...

Until 2007, undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin could obtain driver’s licenses. But after the passage of the federal REAL ID Act, authored by Wisconsin Congressman...
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