Commentary

How low can Wisconsin Republicans go?

The top news out of the Wisconsin Republican convention last weekend was Trump’s attack on our state GOP leaders and their groveling response. Like Voldemort’s...

Vos isn’t rightwing enough?

Here’s the news flash: Robin Vos isn’t rightwing enough for some in his own caucus. At the recent state Republican Party convention, a few delegates...

The Affordable Care Act is safe — what’s next?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay. Over the last ten years, President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform legislation has survived more...

We don’t need another oil pipeline The fight over a northern...

A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is in the midst of a controversial upgrade. That has sparked fierce...

Test for democracy in the United States Senate this week

Since the 2020 election, state legislatures across the country have introduced more than 300 voter suppression bills that weaken every American’s right to vote....

 Mixed feelings on Juneteenth

This weekend we will celebrate Juneteenth. It’s the day we commemorate the end of slavery. As long as I can remember, my friends and...

The great mask conundrum

Recently Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel tweeted: “My local supermarket has (a) sign saying they ‘strongly encourage’ everyone to wear a mask. Do you...

The perverse stinginess of the Wisconsin GOP Turning plenty into scarcity

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education warned Wisconsin that we stand to lose $2.3 billion in federal funds for schools...

Growing up in the Wisconsin town where Flag Day began

I could drive the streets of my hometown with my eyes squeezed shut, a community so small it is often left off maps entirely....

American Jobs Plan: Making a difference for caregivers

Caregivers and health care workers are in crisis. To be real about it, that was true long before the pandemic struck. Now, more than...
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