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We appreciate the thank-you, but frontline workers need your help

As someone on the front line of this pandemic, I know first-hand: The coronavirus is real, in many cases life-threatening, and it’s the janitors,...

From COVID to climate change: science must lead progress We must...

As COVID-19 continues to upend lives across Wisconsin and the country, we need our elected leaders to engage in collective, coordinated action based on...

Trump’s defamation suits pose a chilling prospect for the press The...

In the long and dubious history of nasty presidential politics, the anti-Trump attack ad that the pro-Democrat super PAC Priorities USA paid NBC affiliate...

What is the Republican position on the pandemic? No, really. New...

Here are a couple of things you should know about the Reopen Wisconsin rally today: It’s too crazy for Sen. Ron Johnson — the guy...

An Earth Day assessment of Wisconsin’s environmental progress A new report...

This Earth Day is a time to reflect on how Wisconsin has been handling its obligations to the environment and its duty to combat...

Don’t force workers to risk their lives by prematurely lifting Safer...

This past weekend we saw protesters defy health guidelines by gathering to demand an end to Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order. Though dangerously...

The bigger story of Wisconsin’s pandemic election It’s not just Karofsky’s...

There is a certain satisfaction — on the order of that joyful dance that Snoopy of Peanuts fame has gifted us — when a...

Jill Karofsky’s victory is a big, surprising win for democracy  A...

It was over so soon, Jill Karofsky’s supporters were reluctant to believe it. Even after the Associated Press announced that Karofsky had won, beating...

Voter suppression in Wisconsin could go nationwide in 2020 We need...

Forcing Wisconsinites to go to the polls during a pandemic on Tuesday, April 7, was part of a nationwide voter-suppression strategy that could help...

Weekend of squabbling but no progress on Wisconsin’s election It’s time...

Fifteen states have changed their election dates to avoid large gatherings of people at the polls during the coronavirus pandemic. Wisconsin is not one...
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