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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ consider the chances Wisconsin will approve medical marijuana

With neighboring states wrestling with siting marijuana dispensaries, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider the chances the Wisconsin Legislature will approve medical marijuana. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Owen Robinson: Ending the carnage

Mass killings will never be stopped by a government that respects individual liberty, but they can be stopped by a trillion simple acts of kindness.

Gregory Humphrey: Wisconsin needs GOP leadership on gun issues

What this state needs are some Republicans who care more about facts and data regarding gun violence than they do about every election shadow that might emerge within their district.

Dan O’Donnell: A question of character

Radio host Dan O'Donnell questions Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes' character in the wake of Barnes acknowledging he didn't graduate from college.

Bruce Murphy: CEO pay has risen 940% since 1978

Average worker pay rose just 12%, new study finds.

Bruce Thompson: The future of Wisconsin gerrymandering

An inexplicable U.S. Supreme Court decision leaves door open for GOP mischief.

Ed Timmons: Occupational licensing reform in Wisconsin should be bipartisan issue

Nationally and across the states, policy-makers from both parties are supporting less burdensome licensure rules.

Bill Lueders: State agencies give zero days for comment

Evers Administration uses lame duck law to make policy changes with no chance for public comments.

James Rowen: Vos echoes Trump on disabled people

Assembly Speaker’s attitude toward wheel-chair bound legislator is truly Trumpian.

Dave Zweifel: We’re barreling toward a dictatorship of wealth

The U.S. Justice Department has given the thumbs-up to the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, and now all that stands in the way of the two communications giants completing the deal is a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of 13 states, including Wisconsin's.

Mark Schug and Scott Niederjohn: Assembly Bill 195 is a good start for teachers...

In an attempt to address perceived teacher shortages, a bipartisan group of state legislators have introduced a bill that would make it easier for qualified teachers from other states to become licensed in Wisconsin. While there may be as many surpluses in the wide array of teaching disciplines as there are shortages, this bill advances a worthwhile reform.

Bruce Murphy: Why the Journal Sentinel won’t die

And why it may not matter to news readers.

John Nichols: The once common Republican environmentalist is virtually extinct

Our corrupted American elections may well be the greatest environmental threat facing the planet. But if elections pose a threat, they also offer a possibility.

Van Mobley: Trump correct with tariffs on China

Gov. Tony Evers is at best naïve, possibly worse.

Jon Erpenbach: Democrats give Republicans a second chance to expand health care

It is time for us to take action, and join 37 states in expanding health care for our residents. Medicaid is not welfare, it is an investment in Wisconsin and in our health care system.