Commentary

An Earth Day assessment of Wisconsin’s environmental progress A new report...

This Earth Day is a time to reflect on how Wisconsin has been handling its obligations to the environment and its duty to combat...

Don’t force workers to risk their lives by prematurely lifting Safer...

This past weekend we saw protesters defy health guidelines by gathering to demand an end to Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order. Though dangerously...

The bigger story of Wisconsin’s pandemic election It’s not just Karofsky’s...

There is a certain satisfaction — on the order of that joyful dance that Snoopy of Peanuts fame has gifted us — when a...

Jill Karofsky’s victory is a big, surprising win for democracy  A...

It was over so soon, Jill Karofsky’s supporters were reluctant to believe it. Even after the Associated Press announced that Karofsky had won, beating...

Voter suppression in Wisconsin could go nationwide in 2020 We need...

Forcing Wisconsinites to go to the polls during a pandemic on Tuesday, April 7, was part of a nationwide voter-suppression strategy that could help...

Weekend of squabbling but no progress on Wisconsin’s election It’s time...

Fifteen states have changed their election dates to avoid large gatherings of people at the polls during the coronavirus pandemic. Wisconsin is not one...

Coronavirus endangers our democracy Don't let Trump get away with destroying...

There is now stirring another virulent illness that can, if we don’t take effective countermeasures, also course through our already plagued nation. It, too, has...

Why is the Milwaukee county executive race so important to Betsy...

Betsy DeVos, President Trump's Secretary of Education, has long funded politicians who support voucher and charter-school schemes through her group, the American Federation for...

Free COVID-19 treatment is a critical missing link It's up to...

The coronavirus pandemic confronts us with a cascading medical emergency that would challenge the greatest leaders. Fatefully, at a moment when hundreds of thousands of...

Black voters to the rescue  African-American voters proved they were ready...

When senior campaign advisor Symone Sanders threw herself at a vegan protester who disrupted Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday victory speech, it was a fitting...
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