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Bruce Thompson: Biden vaccine plan helps GOP governors

States supporting Trump have much greater chance of COVID-19 deaths. Biden’s mandates bail out governors afraid to act.

Dave Zweifel: The will of the people be damned in the GOP-led Legislature

Nearly three years since Evers took office, some 150 of his appointments have received no confirmation votes.

Ron Malzer: The urgency of defeating Rebecca Kleefisch

Kleefisch, in addition to Walker’s pro-big business, anti-worker stances, would bring right-wing extremism and intolerance to the governor’s office.

M.D. Kittle: Evers still failing Wisconsin workers

A year and a half after COVID-19 and Evers’ disastrous lockdown orders unleashed a flood of unemployment claims, lawmakers are still taking calls from constituents about delayed or frozen claims because they can’t get through to DWD.

Tom Still: White House goal possible with solar energy transition well underway

Solar energy is already a growing part of the mix and will continue to expand. Whether a huge transition happens soon enough to make a difference is still at question.

Dave Cieslewicz: Relist the gray wolf

Since the Trump administration de-listed the wolf last January, some states — at the behest of radical groups and over the objections of responsible hunters and wildlife managers — have initiated wolf hunts that are scientifically unjustified and ethically wrong.

Bruce Murphy: The rise of Rep. Janel Brandtjen

A leader in election lies and demagoguery has become a state Republican power.

M.D. Kittle: PowerUp podcast with U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald

U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, says the tyranny of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates is only equaled by the hypocrisy of the Big Government set.

Dan O’Donnell: Biden’s vaccine mandate may violate the Civil Rights Act

Biden’s most recent executive action mandating vaccines in the workplace could fail because it adversely affects people of color.

Ana Martinez-Ortiz: The Value of the public’s trust is priceless

The Value of the public’s trust is priceless: Chantia Lewis is not the first alderperson to face criminal charges and it is unlikely that she will be the last. And it’s unfortunate because Milwaukee deserves to have elected officials that can be respected and trusted.

Steven Walters: Evers builds image for giving pardons

Giving more per year than any recent predecessors. But far behind 'Julius the Just.'

Dave Cieslewicz: Evers best bet in 2022

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Gov. Tony Evers will win a second four-year term in November, 2022. Here are a handful of reasons.

Owen Robinson: What kind of chumps are we?

America is increasingly becoming a country where if you work hard, play by the rules, take care of your family, and live up to your responsibilities, you are a chump. Not only are you a chump, but you are held in contempt by those who want what you have.

John Nichols: The new face of American labor

Sen. Bernie Sanders and I were talking last week about the state of the American union movement and our conversation turned toward Sara Nelson, the dynamic labor leader who has emerged as the new face of organized labor.
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