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David D. Haynes: Bridging the red and blue divide

Data from the newly released state report card reveals that more charter schools and private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program are meeting or exceeding expectations than Milwaukee Public Schools.

Will Flanders: Milwaukee choice and charter schools outperform MPS on state report cards

Data from the newly released state report card reveals that more charter schools and private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program are meeting or exceeding expectations than Milwaukee Public Schools.

Bill Kaplan: Is GOP U.S. Rep. Gallagher a reformer?

Wisconsin GOP U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher’s reform agenda for Congress (Atlantic) seems well-intended, but mostly inadequate for the Trump initiated constitutional crisis.

Kathleen Vinehout: Menominee Nation honored for assisting victims of Peshtigo fire

We are blessed by the service and sacrifice of our Native tribes. One example is the role they played in the wake of the devastating fire in Peshtigo in 1871.

Kara O’Connor: Put the brakes on overproduction in Wisconsin agriculture

All of the most powerful players in the agribusiness industry, except the farmer, benefit from overproduction. For farmers, the economics of this overproduction are so bad that many have been forced out. But the agribusiness sector marshals its lobbying power in Washington to oppose supply management.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ discuss divided government in Wisconsin

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, analyze the new reality: divided government in Wisconsin. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: Just maybe, the tide is turning on guns

Support for gun regulation is 52 percent compared to 44 percent for gun rights, the reverse of two years ago, according to a recent national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Another recent poll by the Kaiser Foundation showed that gun safety is now the third most important issue to Americans, wrote Robert Spitzer, a political scientist and the author of five books on gun policy, in a recent New York Times op-ed.

Bruce Murphy: About that Republican victory

Voters rejected Democrats for the Assembly, Robin Vos declares. Er, not exactly.

M.D. Kittle: Evers agenda: Big government is back in fashion in governor’s office

After 8 years of conservative policies, the next executive pushes liberal plans.

James Rowen: Walker’s rejection of rejection helps justify 11th-hour meddling

Walker has made two worrisome moves since his rejection by the voters on Nov. 6th for a third term that go beyond a losing incumbent's understandable unhappiness at being defeated.

Gregory Humphrey: Tony Evers and needed dialogue with Wisconsin

Our politics can again be high-toned and honest. We can again have leadership that shows people a path forward as opposed to always a mere reflection of where we are presently. We have not had that in our state for many years. Tony Evers can do that by talking honestly to the people he will now lead. I am hopeful

Lena C. Taylor: “Wisconn Valley” sounding more like ‘Taiwan Trails’ everyday

Right before our eyes, the deal is changing.

Bruce Thompson: Banana Republic politics

Republicans threaten governor’s power, but may actually kill a bad 2017 law they passed.

Dave Cieslewicz: Robin Vos’ attack on democracy

Robin Vos appears to be following a Republican playbook in his quest to limit Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ power once in office. The North Carolina Legislature did the same thing in 2016.

James Wigderson: The boys from Baraboo

The latest internet outrage du jour is the photo of a bunch of boys from Baraboo High School posing for a photo before prom while possibly giving the Nazi salute.