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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ analyze the Dem guv field

With the Democratic gubernatorial primary less than two months away, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen and Chvala, consider the candidates in the top tier. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

WisOpinion Poll: Should Wisconsin move to nonpartisan redistricting?

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to send back a challenge to the state's Republican-drawn maps to federal district court Democrats are continuing to call for nonpartisan redistricting legislation. Meanwhile, Republicans celebrated the unanimous opinion to return the case to a lower court -- a decision that leaves the maps intact ahead of the November elections. 

Paul Fanlund: What will it take for people to embrace actual journalism again?

Journalists and media owners can only do their part — re-engineering their business models and working hard to assure a strong, independent and authoritative press. It will be up to thoughtful people across the ideological spectrum to decide this thing is bigger than any garden-variety, left-right squabble. That will determine what kind of country — democracy really — we leave to our children and grandchildren.

James Rowen: Because Walker will say anything to get re-elected

He says he's the "pro-education" governor. Right. Everything in his record screams "pro-education."

Christian Schneider: Yes, Scott Walker is an ‘education governor’ for Wisconsin

To the parents whose kids have been able to escape low-performing public schools in order to help their children, Walker is absolutely an “education governor.” Even by the metric most favored by Walker’s competitors — state spending — he comes out ahead. Wisconsin now spends nearly $600 million more per year on public K-12 education than it did in Gov. Jim Doyle’s last year in office.

Bruce Thompson: Comparing badger economy to border states

Wisconsin does both better and worse than neighboring states.

George Mitchell: Vukmir ad risky but it works

A critical measure of a political ads’ impact is whether it gets noticed.

James Troupis: Vukmir’s first ad is unabashedly conservative

Leah Vukmir has demonstrated in this opening TV/Internet spot the powerful message—in tone and content—that is essential to beating Tammy Baldwin.

Bruce Murphy: Schimel’s dreadful record on rape kits

Attorney General is anything but tough on crime by serial rapists.
Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan: Tax reform has improved American lives in just six months

There is certainly more work to be done, but tax reform has opened the door to new possibilities and opportunities for families. It has improved people's lives. All of this, in just six months.

Brian Fraley: Baldwin vulnerable, good numbers for the governor

Edge Messaging’s Brian Fraley and Dan Deibert discuss the latest Marquette University Law School Poll.

Mitch Henck: Gerrymandering ruling helps Wisconsin GOP

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents after the U.S. Supreme Court sent a Wisconsin gerrymandering case back to a lower court.

David D. Haynes: Supreme Court decision doesn’t change gerrymandering issue

Wisconsin’s gerrymander still lives after the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case challenging state Assembly maps back to a lower court last Monday.

Dominique Paul Noth: Wisconsin still waiting for courts to protect its voters

Faced with what it acknowledged was a terrible flaw in constitutional fairness, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18 nevertheless kicked to the future any finality on two gerrymander cases.

Charlie Sykes: The new cruelty: A Trumpian rubric for our times

What’s important to recognize is that the children were not collateral damage of Trump’s policy: They were the entire point. Removing them from their parents was designed to be shocking because their trauma was intended as a deterrent.
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