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The curtain rises on the Democratic convention Is anyone watching this?

Since Milwaukee had the very bad luck to be chosen to host the Coronavirus Democratic Convention, which has been moved almost entirely online, hometown...

School vouchers, Black Lives Matter and democracy

When a Milwaukee voucher school recently posted its opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement’s support of LGBTQ rights, the ensuing controversy lifted the...

The Kamala Harris choice What it means for progressives and swing-state...

Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate is not exactly shocking, but it did accomplish what the vice presidential pick is...

Why I wrote 500 toe tags during a pandemic

This column first appeared in the Kansas Reflector, our sister news outlet in Kansas. Huascar Medina is the current  Poet Laureate of Kansas.  The...

What Trump’s collapse means for America Republicans are standing on a...

Reality is finally catching up with our reality TV star president. Faced with an unprecedented economic collapse triggered by his own clear failure to...

Trump’s troops in Portland and the march to martial law Our...

President Trump’s use of federal officers to conduct law enforcement operations in Portland —and his threat to bring them to other U.S. cities, including...

The coronavirus crisis shows now is the time to demand more...

America has blown past every country in the coronavirus pandemic, with almost 4 million cases and more than 140,000 deaths. If you want to know why the...

Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald have continually lied about partisan gerrymandering Only...

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald have long opposed any and all attempts to bring even an iota...

Vice President Mike Pence’s unreality show A campaign stop in Wisconsin...

Mike Pence loves us. He really loves us. The Vice President came to Wisconsin for the fifth time this year on Friday, making stops in...

What a year! The Wisconsin Examiner turns one year old today

Today marks the one-year anniversary of our mighty little news outlet.  We launched last summer in the middle of the budget battle between Gov. Tony...
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