With the Democratic gubernatorial primary less than two months away, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen and Chvala, consider the candidates in the top tier. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to send back a challenge to the state's Republican-drawn maps to federal district court Democrats are continuing to call for nonpartisan redistricting legislation. Meanwhile, Republicans celebrated the unanimous opinion to return the case to a lower court -- a decision that leaves the maps intact ahead of the November elections.
Journalists and media owners can only do their part — re-engineering their business models and working hard to assure a strong, independent and authoritative press. It will be up to thoughtful people across the ideological spectrum to decide this thing is bigger than any garden-variety, left-right squabble. That will determine what kind of country — democracy really — we leave to our children and grandchildren.
He says he's the "pro-education" governor. Right. Everything in his record screams "pro-education."
To the parents whose kids have been able to escape low-performing public schools in order to help their children, Walker is absolutely an “education governor.” Even by the metric most favored by Walker’s competitors — state spending — he comes out ahead. Wisconsin now spends nearly $600 million more per year on public K-12 education than it did in Gov. Jim Doyle’s last year in office.
Wisconsin does both better and worse than neighboring states.
A critical measure of a political ads’ impact is whether it gets noticed.
Leah Vukmir has demonstrated in this opening TV/Internet spot the powerful message—in tone and content—that is essential to beating Tammy Baldwin.
Attorney General is anything but tough on crime by serial rapists.
There is certainly more work to be done, but tax reform has opened the door to new possibilities and opportunities for families. It has improved people's lives. All of this, in just six months.
Edge Messaging’s Brian Fraley and Dan Deibert discuss the latest Marquette University Law School Poll.
In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents after the U.S. Supreme Court sent a Wisconsin gerrymandering case back to a lower court.
Wisconsin’s gerrymander still lives after the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case challenging state Assembly maps back to a lower court last Monday.
Faced with what it acknowledged was a terrible flaw in constitutional fairness, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18 nevertheless kicked to the future any finality on two gerrymander cases.
What’s important to recognize is that the children were not collateral damage of Trump’s policy: They were the entire point. Removing them from their parents was designed to be shocking because their trauma was intended as a deterrent.