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Bill Kaplan: Are Wisconsin Republicans fighting for farmers?

Family farms need real assistance to deal with low prices and oversupply.

John Torinus: President Trump is beyond divisive

He respects no one, maybe not even himself, and never seeks win-win outcomes.

Dan O’Donnell: The ABCs of Walker’s education spending

By giving districts that financial flexibility and also pumping more state money into their coffers, while simultaneously holding the line on state taxes through what Walker calls the “prosperity dividend” of his restoration of fiscal sanity in Wisconsin, the state’s education budget is healthier than ever … and it no longer needs to rely on federal handouts.

James Wigderson: Vukmir takes on Baldwin and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

An objective observer will tell you that Vukmir still fared well in the debate. However, she not only had to prevail over her election opponent, she also had to deal with the bias of the panel’s questions.

Kristi Koschkee: Facing our children’s mental health needs head-on

While emotions run hot in our current political environment, I still think it is important to sound some public support for AG Schimel’s mental health training initiative for educators.

Christa Westerberg: AG Schimel’s office working nationwide for private interests

Historically, the attorney general has exercised limited authority in Wisconsin. But under Schimel, the Department of Justice has expanded its practice of filing amicus curiae or “friend of the court” briefs in courts across the country, even in cases where Wisconsin residents do not have a direct or remote interest.

Dave Cieslewicz: The Wilderness podcast and what’s wrong with the modern Democratic party

For all its flaws, The Wilderness podcast takes what I found was a serious and pretty honest deep dive into the history, mistakes and promise of the Democratic Party and of the political left.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ discuss impact of Kavanaugh hearings on November elections

With a few weeks left before the November elections, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider whether the hearings to appoint Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will have an impact on the outcome. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Gregory Humphrey: Mayor Paul Soglin to seek another term

Soglin will have the gravitas and institutional memory that we can use and count on—resources that are lacking with too many others who seek leadership in this city.

Dominique Paul Noth: In state legislative districts Nov. 6, GOP trying to run out...

Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature are depending on an old reliable friend to stay in power – ignorance.

CJ Szafir and Collin Roth: What would an Act 10 repeal look like?

It’s no exaggeration to say that Act 10 is the most widely discussed and debated piece of state legislation in a generation. Seven years after the contentious passage, the protests, and the recall elections, the landmark collective bargaining reforms are still a hot button issue.

Dee J. Hall: Dems back more openness, GOP mostly mum

Freedom of Information Council survey gets little response from GOP candidates.

Don Vruwink: Changes are afoot in America’s Dairyland

When I received a call from Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Sheila Harsdorf asking me to serve on the Dairy Task Force 2.0, I was pleased to say yes.

Bruce Murphy: Black workers losing transit to jobs?

End of county bus routes 61 and 6 means no connection to jobs in other counties.

Dave Zweifel: Former Police Chief David Couper continues to inspire

For 21 years, Couper brought to Madison a whole new philosophy on how policing ought to be done in a rapidly changing world.
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