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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate the Republicans’ election-year school safety package

As schools prepare to apply for grants and the nation remembers Columbine, WisOpinion Insiders Jensen & Chvala debate the Republicans' election-year school safety package. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Paul Fanlund: Here’s to those making progress despite our toxic racial environment

When a leader such as Ruben Anthony, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, recently visited to update us on Urban League programs and to pitch a grant request, I paused and wondered. How does he persevere in the era of “Make America Great Again” — cynical code for rampant racial discrimination?

Rich Lowry: The Republican high-water mark

If the high-water mark of Republican power came on the day last December that congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump celebrated the passage of the tax bill on the White House lawn, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement is a clear sign that Republican clout is receding.
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Sam Kumar: God bless you please, Speaker Paul Ryan

When an honorable man voluntarily leaves office, regardless of the political party, it is a loss for America. Paul Ryan’s departure is an enormous loss for America.

Leon Young: Perhaps … A Changing of the guard?

And, as the mid-term elections rapidly approach and Democratic voters around the country appear to be highly-motivated and active, the GOP could be facing a political tsunami in trying to maintain its majority.

Gregory Humphrey: My memories of Barbara Bush in Wisconsin

Barbara Bush was not a politician but had the first ingredient required—an ability to connect with people. That is what makes us all feel sad upon hearing about her death.

Bruce Murphy: The whacko primary for governor

A dozen or more Democratic candidates? It’s beyond the Republicans’ wildest dreams.

Casey Hoff: Capitol protest sign removal a valuable free speech lesson

The situation involving Rep. Dale Kooyenga provides a valuable reminder about the importance of the First Amendment, and the heavy price that must be paid when the government abridges that important right.

Dominique Paul Noth: Why Democrats are choking your email accounts across nation

Sensing a momentous wave, candidates around the country have intensified reaching out.

Tamarine Cornelius: How Wisconsin’s tax system is making income inequality worse

Wisconsin is a better place for everyone when everyone does well. Unfortunately, while the wealthiest have seen their incomes skyrocket in recent decades, incomes have remained the same for the middle class and those who struggle to make ends meet. For Wisconsin families, it’s becoming harder to make it to the middle class and stay there.

John Eiden: Dark store loophole costs taxpayers

Republicans blocked bill that prevented big box retailers shifting taxes to homeowners.

Marc Eisen: Prosperity for all?

Judge candidates for governor on how they’d address Wisconsin’s economic chasm.

James Wigderson: Barrett considering fourth run for governor

Possibly aiming to become the Buffalo Bills of Wisconsin politics, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is considering a fourth run for governor.

Tula Connell: Vel Phillips broke sexist barriers, challenged bigots of all kinds, even Milwaukee’s...

Throughout her life and with her recent death at 94, Vel Phillips was recognized for achieving many “firsts” as an African American and woman. A champion of civil rights and social justice, Vel Phillips’s life offers a unique and timely look at the intersection of race and gender.

John Nichols: Vel Phillips was the first … and the first … and the...

Phillips briefly served as one of the first African-American women chief executives of any state in the nation.
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