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Mary Kolar: Help protect Wisconsin’s veterans from COVID-19

This week, two veterans who live at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove – individuals who served our country honorably in the name of liberty and freedom - began showing coronavirus symptoms. We now have confirmed they have COVID-19.

Dan O’Donnell: A matter of trust

Wisconsin got its clearest signal yet Monday that Governor Evers would close schools this fall: He said that he wouldn’t close schools this fall.

Mike McCabe: Make life’s necessities a human right

Those with closed minds belittle Universal Basic Income as free money. It’s actually about freeing people to make a better life for themselves and a more prosperous economy for everyone.

Nicole Boyington: Congress must end surprise billing the right way

I urge Wisconsin Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin to co-sponsor the bi-partisan Stop Surprise Medical Bills Act. It’s the right bill to solve the issue of surprise bills because it protects patients and doctors, not big health insurance companies.

James Wigderson: 40,000 students trapped in Wisconsin’s education deserts

40,000 Wisconsin students from 134 zip codes have no high-performing school options within ten miles of their homes.

Ron Martin: Joe Biden is right — schools need a clear, science-based strategy

Wisconsin parents and teachers are consumed with how to keep students safe and learning as a new school year approaches.

Jonathan Patz: A triple threat, COVID-19, climate change and eviction

According to analysis by the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, Congress’ failure to extend a pandemic-related eviction moratorium places more than 29 million Americans at risk of homelessness by the end of the year.

M.D. Kittle: Is it really about the kids?

It’s understandable teachers and staff, particularly those in the more vulnerable categories, are concerned about being in classes while the pandemic goes on. But if it’s really about the kids (and science), then perhaps the educators pushing for all virtual learning should consider the latest Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance.

Steve Pociask: The danger for Wisconsin consumers and the nation of over-regulating freight rails

Light-touch regulation in the rail sector has long benefited consumers and the economy at large, something that Sen. Johnson understands. The government now and in the future should steer clear of broad regulations that would hinder this private infrastructure mode.

Dave Zweifel: Ron Johnson may join Joe McCarthy in the ranks of Wisconsin’s national...

Johnson, chair of the Senate's Homeland Security Committee, has morphed into one of the most vocal Trump defenders at a time when many GOP senators are lying low. But, what's been disturbing is that he appears to be using his committee to concoct a false narrative of what was behind Trump's Russia-Ukraine involvements that can be used in the upcoming presidential election.

John Nichols: Melissa Sargent knows the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it...

Melissa Sargent has for a number of years now been Wisconsin’s most outspoken legislative advocate for legalization of marijuana.

Christa Westerberg: Let public see COVID-19 data

Wisconsin citizens are getting the “You can’t handle the truth” treatment from some officials over information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dave Cieslewicz: Unmasking a Republican dilemma

Wisconsin now joins 31 other states and the District of Columbia in doing the right thing for public health. It looks to me like Evers has done the right thing for Democrats’ political health as well.

Dale Kooyenga: RightBooks: ‘Factfulness’

Hans Rosling was a physician, academic, and researcher that shocked the “educated” world by revealing that our leaders in education, business, government, journalism—and most consumers of news—were drastically wrong about the state of the world and the global population.

WisOpinion Poll: Should the Legislature come back in extraordinary session to overturn Evers’ mask...

Should the Legislature come back in extraordinary session to overturn Evers' mask mandate? Let us know via our new WisOpinion poll.
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