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How to stop the teacher exodus 

It’s time to expose the myth of the teacher shortage. The conditions in today’s classrooms and the ridiculous education policies are responsible for a...

UW Response to White Nationalism: Threaten Students Protesting Hate Board of...

White nationalism is on the rise and the University of Wisconsin System is poised to do something about it--by threatening to expel students who...

Words far beyond dog whistle fertilize hate Waking up as a...

If you’re human and not numbed by the horrifying repetition, each mass shooting stirs some measure of outrage and empathy. If the mass shooting...

Milk: Too Much of a Good Thing To fix the dairy...

Our cup runneth over. In 2018 Wisconsin dairy farmers produced a record 30.6 billion pounds of milk. That’s billion with a “b.” We’ve been...

Thumbs up for McCain’s thumbs down

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was many things, and very different things to different people. His legacy is complicated, whatever your politics or your feelings...

Don’t divert our Great Lakes

In 2018, citizens around the Great Lakes Basin celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Great Lakes Compact, a landmark piece of legislation that protects...

The scourge of privacy Wisconsin lawmakers claim to be protecting people...

I like privacy as much as the next person. I don’t want anybody tapping my phone or peeking through my windows. I’m even irked...

All the times Donald Trump has never been a racist

In the 1970s, when African Americans who applied to rent apartments owned by Donald Trump were told there were no vacancies, even though there...

At rally, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands her ground

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at President Trump on Thursday night, proclaiming in a speech in Silver Spring that she and other newly...

Dairy farmers are in crisis. Lawmakers need to rally round. Wisconsin...

Pete Hardin, an intrepid farm reporter, had been chronicling the dairy crisis for four years when in early February he came across more evidence...
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