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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ evaluate Evers’ cabinet picks

The WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, evaluate Gov. Tony Evers' new cabinet. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Gregory Humphrey: Federal judge lets air out of puffed up Republican chests

A federal judge struck down the highly controversial restrictions on early voting in Wisconsin, laws that were passed in one of the most twisted lame-duck sessions in memory.

Ruth Conniff: Wisconsin nice versus mean

Tony Evers rises above GOP’s nasty politics.

James Wigderson & Steve Scaffidi: Legislators size up Evers, Walker still in the public...

RightWisconsin Editor James Wigderson and radio host Steve Scaffidi discuss Gov. Tony Evers and former Gov. Scott Walker.

Bruce Thompson: Can MPS be fixed?

The school board seems opposed to any innovations that might fix struggling schools.

Paul Fanlund: Trump’s wall fiasco checks all the boxes on how his presidency works

Whatever political price Trump is paying for the shutdown, it is likely less than allowing news cycles to be even more dominated by revelations about his connections to Russia.

John Nichols: Glenn Grothman would rather punish federal workers than hold Trump to account

Grothman voted against a measure that was written with an eye toward ensuring that federal workers who are not getting paychecks during President Trump’s government shutdown would eventually be compensated.

Brian Hagedorn: Remembering and protecting religious freedom

Religious freedom is not a luxury, nor is it old-fashioned. It is our first freedom upon which so much of our civic liberty truly depends.

Ariel Ludlum: Marsy’s Law would give survivors like me equal rights

Contrary to claims that this proposal will infringe upon the rights of the accused, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin seeks to give victims like me equal legal footing as a judge is evaluating our rights against those of the defendant — nothing more, nothing less.

Gary Hebl: New governor brings hope of progress

Already we are seeing signs that our new Governor will seek input from those around him as well as stakeholders in moving Wisconsin forward.

Will Flanders: Evers could limit less expensive health insurance option for Wisconsinites

Among the executive orders signed by Governor Tony Evers in his first week was a directive for DHS and DATCP to “provide recommendations on how to…. Protect against attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act marketplace with short term plans that do not comply with Affordable Care Act requirements.”

Tyler Vorpagel: Pre-existing conditions should never limit access to affordable health insurance

Wisconsin has the opportunity to be ready in case something happens to the federal protections for people with pre-existing health care needs. Assembly Republicans have worked diligently to make this happen. Unfortunately, health care has become so divisive in our political conversation that state-level protections have yet to become reality.

Dave Zweifel: Hypocrisy on full display as Scott Walker heads out door

Scott Walker has told us he's going to spend the next few years traveling the country and giving speeches on behalf of Trump and, apparently, taking potshots at politicians like Elizabeth Warren who believe in a more equitable system, where government helps all, not just the wealthy. Thankfully, he'll be delivering that hypocritical message mostly out of the state of Wisconsin.

James Rowen & Nancy Utesch: Kewaunee, others long overdue for clean water

Data show what people in Kewaunee County and the Central Sands region who live near the industrial-scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, already know--their drinking water is contaminated.

James Wigderson: What message is the GOP sending?

Somebody should have told Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, that it's better to be thought a racist than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.