Commentary

How long can Republicans keep running on resentment and austerity?

It’s breath-taking the amount of money Republicans are determined to turn away on behalf of the people of Wisconsin. When the Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported...

Ron Johnson meant what he said, but now he doesn’t

It’s head-spinning to listen to Sen. Ron Johnson. In a panel with state news media sponsored by the Milwaukee Press Club, the two-term Republican senator...

Republicans’ school budget shell game

The proposed state budget for schools passed by the Legislature’s budget committee is so stingy, the federal government is seriously considering withdrawing $1.5 billion...

Out-of-control campaign spending and weak recusal rules undermine Wisconsin’s courts

Wisconsin, from statehood in 1848 to about a decade and a half ago ago in 2007, had a national reputation for having one of...

Who should we remember on Memorial Day?

Our government says today is a day to remember the men and women who died in wars while serving in the U.S. armed forces. That...

Robin Vos plays with slimy GOP chew toy Drop it! The...

When Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos announced on Wednesday that he was hiring three retired police officers and an attorney to look further into allegations...

After a year of protest — how quickly we forget Wisconsin...

Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. There was a wave of international protests. People said enough was enough. So...

Legally purchased guns are killing us

Many have said it: Gun violence is a stain on the American character or, as President Biden said in April, an “international embarrassment.” No two...

The troubled conscience of conservatives Seeking a way to separate from...

Disaffected Republicans, including former Wisconsin GOP Congressman Reid Ribble, want to start a new party for conservatives — or wrest the existing Republican Party...

Wisconsinites should not have to live in fear of health care...

In the summer of 2019, I took my girls down to the Stokke Trail, an easy stretch of asphalt that runs along the Red...
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