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Southwest Wisconsin voters rank safe clean water as top issue Many...

There’s a problem with safe, clean drinking water here in southwest Wisconsin’s scenic Driftless Area. We know it, we understand what to do about...

Call voter purging, voter ID & gerrymandering what they are "Whether...

Here’s a distressing conclusion driven by relatively recent events: We tolerate or excuse behaviors by our institutions that we normally won’t abide in individuals. We...

Trump promises kept on Rx reform? More like promises broken    The...

As the Democratic candidates for president sparred in Iowa this week, it was inspiring to hear some bold ideas on a topic where solutions...

What would MLK make of our current politics?

What would Dr. Martin King Jr. have thought about the 2020 Democratic presidential field? My guess is King would look at the current roster of...

Trump’s license to kill The President seems to have gotten away...

Donald Trump hasn’t yet killed anyone on Fifth Avenue, as he famously boasted he could do and get away with it. But he appears to...

In Democratic debate, progressives resist efforts to divide them The moderators...

The moderators did all they could to start a fight, but Sanders and Warren refused to bite. In the lead-up to Tuesday night’s Democratic debate...

Wisconsin doesn’t need English-only law Bill's only purpose is to fan...

Three Republican State Senators have ushered in the new year with a nasty and needless bill to make English the official state language of...

On her shoulders: a pioneering woman in Wisconsin politics In 2020,...

One of my fondest memories from 2019 was attending a book launch for Rebecca Young, A Life of Civic Engagement and Progressive Electoral Politics,...

Climate change threat doesn’t get the Y2K urgency How well do...

Take a moment to think back to simpler times, to a long-gone era exactly 20 years ago this week, when we celebrated the dawn...

It is our moral obligation to support those fighting for India’s...

The diversity of protesters on the streets speaking out against the Citizens Amendment Bill (CAB) — a path to citizenship — reflects what true...
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