Commentary

How to bridge the political divide at the holiday dinner table

We are a divided nation; that is an understatement. What’s more, we increasingly hear we are living in our own “bubble” or echo chamber...

Want a public record from Robin Vos? Prepare to be frustrated...

John Public has a problem with the office of state Rep. Robin Vos, the Speaker of Wisconsin’s State Assembly.  He or she made an open...

Does the truth matter? The impeachment inquiry raises existential questions for...

As one stand-up government official after another speaks credibly and directly about Trump’s  “drug deal” in Ukraine — to borrow a phrase from that...

Federal appeals court checks the legislature’s expanding power 

Who speaks for the State of Wisconsin in court? Until recently, the answer has always been the Attorney General. Wisconsin voters elect a chief...

Elizabeth Warren’s plan would help Milwaukee public schools

Recently, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rolled out an impressive plan to ensure every child in this country can get a...

‘OK, Boomer’ is not OK Talking 'bout my generation

I rise today in defense of Baby Boomers. There are vitally important Boomer accomplishments. Such as... OK, give me a second.  Hold on. Um, I’ve got nothing. And, still,...

Wisconsinites need to tune into state politics If more people paid...

Walking through the coffee shop downstairs from the Examiner office this week, I bumped into a neighbor who is smart, well-read and pays attention...

Anti-immigrant rhetoric led to acid attack in Milwaukee Hate crimes like...

An ugly incident on Milwaukee’s south side where Mahud Villalaz, a 42-year-old U.S. citizen who immigrated from Peru, had acid thrown in his face...

Gov. Evers Rescues Marine Sanctuary Making good on Scott Walker's broken...

On Friday, Gov. Evers rode to the rescue of our Lake Michigan environment and the municipalities of Manitowoc, Port Washington, Sheboygan, and Two Rivers. He...

It’s getting harder to distract voters from Trump’s impeachable conduct Republicans...

As the House voted to proceed with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Thursday, one Republican member after another rose to complain...
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