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Trump has betrayed working people in Wisconsin

During the 2016 campaign Donald Trump promised working class Wisconsinites — the very people I represent — that he would have our backs. But...

Trump’s weird, rambling speech is a clear signal to supporters: Time...

Was anyone comforted by Donald Trump’s Rose Garden speech announcing his executive order on safe policing? “There are bad police officers,” Trump acknowledged, “but they...

‘I was in a gang. It’s called the police.’ It’s time...

At the time, I laughed. Nearly 13 years later, amid the protests convulsing American cities over police brutality and racism, it doesn’t seem like a...

Scott Jensen tries to “pre-rig” redistricting He's trying to make sure...

Scott Jensen, the disgraced former Speaker of the Assembly, is still acting as a battering ram for Wisconsin Republicans. Last week, he filed a request...

Wisconsin seniors face extraordinary risks amid pandemic A lung-transplant survivor requiring...

As the COVID19 pandemic rages in America, our senior citizens face extraordinary risks.  I know, because I’m one of them. As a lung transplant...

Living as brothers and sisters How a different way of policing...

Where do I begin? The pandemic in which I must strongly isolate because of my age and my wife’s cancer? The explosive outrage that...

Rejecting Trump’s American carnage The American experiment is in peril

Remember Donald Trump’s “American carnage” speech? In in his inaugural address — an opportunity most presidents use to unite and inspire the nation — Trump...

You are only as healthy as I am The U.S. suffers...

March was three months ago. It was also a lifetime ago. In mid-March, both my husband and I had jobs. We were able to travel occasionally...

Law and order won’t save us Put away the hammer—we need...

The angry, blaring buzzes came first, interrupting my radio oldies. The nearby City of Kenosha was telling me one recent evening of a state...

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...
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