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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ discuss clash between Evers, GOP lawmakers over federal relief funds

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, gauge the political tussle between Gov. Tony Evers and GOP legislators to mesh billions in federal COVID relief funds with the state budget.

Paul Fanlund: Truth is the pre-eminent issue; the rest is secondary

The critical divide is not between the progressive and establishment wings of the Democratic Party, or even between Democrats and Republicans, but between those who stand for truth and those who do not.

Rohn Bishop: Wisconsin’s correctional worker shortage on verge of becoming a crisis

Prisons aren’t cheap and there won’t be a cheap solution to this staffing shortage. Are we willing to spend what’s necessary to have safe streets?

Andrew Hanson: Methodology used in Wisconsin Court System study can produce biased findings

That is not to say that racial discrimination in sentencing may not exist; it certainly may. But the Office of Research and Justice Statistics study does not produce sufficient evidence to reasonably allow one to come to that conclusion.

Jeff Smith: You are not alone: Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

During Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, it’s important that we have conversations about our mental health needs and fully understand it’s OK to not be OK.

M.D. Kittle: Evers refuses to loop Republicans in on spending plan

The co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee say Gov. Tony Evers is only making budget-writing more difficult by refusing to talk to Republican leadership and governing by press release.

Dipesh Navsaria: Hope requires us to have ‘herd’ the right things

Epidemiologically speaking, herd immunity is a valid and important concept, but perhaps we should focus elsewhere.

Dan Shafer: Landing Foxconn was the culmination of the ‘Cheesehead Revolution.’ Its spectacular failure...

The botched deal has now been cleaned up by the Evers administration, but what happened with Foxconn is more than just a deal gone bad. It was the byproduct of years of Wisconsin Republican policy.

James Wigderson: Star-spangled mandate

Would a Democratic legislature have the right to tell the local Little League playing at a municipal ball field that they have to sing the Cuban national anthem?

Julie Grace: Proposed expungement law would mostly help misdemeanants

Eighty-seven percent of people who would qualify for an expungement under proposed legislation have never committed anything more serious than a misdemeanor, according to new data from the Badger Institute.

Bruce Murphy: Bill punishes Milwaukee, Madison

GOP bill backed by Lena Taylor gives police power in FPC disciplinary actions of cops.

Dave Cieslewicz: Could COVID fix our politics?

It could be that the pandemic that made so many people sick could have a healthy side effect on American politics.

Dave Zweifel: With no plans of their own, Republicans spread lies about Biden’s agenda

Key Republican voices are accusing Biden of engaging in a stealth attempt to reshape American life.

Dianne Hesselbein: Remove barriers and make higher education more affordable

Education must remain available and affordable for all Wisconsinites seeking to improve themselves, and in turn, improve our state.
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