Commentary

Listen to the children We cannot accept guns in school as...

Policymakers, especially those holding elected office, often have a bad habit of failing to listen to those most impacted by a problem. That failure,...

All we want for Christmas is civility Gov. Tony Evers offers...

My family attended the annual neighborhood holiday party at the governor’s mansion this year. My 13-year-old was pumped. The last time we went, she...

Reasons to be thankful in Indian Country Every year at this...

Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite all our social ills and battles with...

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...
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