Commentary

The mission of our schools Have you read your school's mission...

My wife and I are watching two of our grandchildren go off to school this fall, a first grader and a fourth grader. They...

How to win Wisconsin What national media and political operatives don't...

Log on to any major national news site or watch any of the cable news networks and you will inevitably hear that Wisconsin is...

Partial veto is a deliberate check on legislative power The balance...

Since 1930, the Wisconsin Constitution has authorized our governors to veto portions of bills that appropriate funds. This broad authority has given all of...

Mandela Barnes’ rocky start The first black lieutenant governor has a...

When Mandela Barnes was elected lieutenant governor of Wisconsin on a ticket with Gov. Tony Evers, it was an historic occasion in Wisconsin politics. Barnes...

No nation filled with hate can be great

Hate is not only devastatingly traumatic to those on the receiving end, it’s destructive to those doing the hating. It’s like drinking poison and...

The voices behind driver’s license reform Voces magnifies stories like those...

Until 2007, undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin could obtain driver’s licenses. But after the passage of the federal REAL ID Act, authored by Wisconsin Congressman...

Wisconsin Examiner turns one month old

My oldest daughter, Lily, turned 18 at the end of July while on a canoe trip in the Canadian Arctic all summer. This week,...

Evers bows to WMC

Gov. Tony Evers bowed down to the biggest business lobby in Wisconsin yesterday. In a speech to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, which spent more than...

Avoid taking a swig of this water SWIGG study shows lawmakers...

There is abundant evidence that Southwest Wisconsin has concerning levels of drinking water contamination. In early August, researchers conducting the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater & Geology...

Democracy in Wisconsin: Back to the Future Some progress on democracy...

When I became the director of Common Cause in Wisconsin in 1996, this state was still very much one of the bright lights in...
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