Commentary

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...

What would MLK make of our current politics?

What would Dr. Martin King Jr. have thought about the 2020 Democratic presidential field? My guess is King would look at the current roster of...

Trump’s license to kill The President seems to have gotten away...

Donald Trump hasn’t yet killed anyone on Fifth Avenue, as he famously boasted he could do and get away with it. But he appears to...

In Democratic debate, progressives resist efforts to divide them The moderators...

The moderators did all they could to start a fight, but Sanders and Warren refused to bite. In the lead-up to Tuesday night’s Democratic debate...
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