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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate the UW System merger plan

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, debate the merger of the UW colleges with nearby four-year institutions. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Aviv Ezra and Scott Walker: Wisconsin, Israel work together to bolster water technology hubs

Bringing together the best minds in the Middle East with the best minds in the Midwest is a win-win for us all.

WisOpinion Poll: Lowering Wisconsin’s drinking age to 19

Do you support lowering Wisconsin's drinking age to 19 if the state would not lose federal highway funds?

Paul Fanlund: Years before Donald Trump, Scott Walker was already dividing us

Before Walker, Wisconsin politics were spirited yet civil, but have been replaced today by scorched-earth, single-party governance so toxic that Walker refuses to appear in public before any skeptical audience. Sycophants only, please.

Dave Zweifel: Slippery Scott is at it again

While the record shows just how cynical his worry about Democrats' outside money is, the truth is that Gov. Scott Walker doesn't just wallow in money lavished on him by outside contributors. He's owned by them.

Bruce Murphy: Walker, Vukmir court the pro-Israel lobby

A great way to get donations from billionaires like Sheldon Adelson.

Dave Daley: Invasion of the federal bean counters

Hordes of Wisconsin government workers are employed to ‘check boxes’ for the feds.

James Wigderson: UW Stevens Point student government sign of a wider problem

The decision by the student government at UW-Stevens Point to deny recognition to students attempting to form a chapter of Turning Point USA is a sign of a wider intolerance of free speech on college campuses.

Dave Cieslewicz: Being settled in a deer stand

I’m an urban liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton, but when I sit for hours in my deer stand I remind myself of the value of being settled and maybe I start to understand, just a little bit, what it means to feel unrooted in a world you don’t know. This doesn’t make me want to change my political stripes, but it does argue for a change in attitude.

Charlie Sykes: Whatever happened to the party of fiscal responsibility?

The GOP retreat from fiscal conservatism is twofold: The tax plan helps balloon federal deficits, and it does nothing to address the rising costs of entitlements as the population grows older and sicker.
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