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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ grade the GOP majority’s performance so far this year

With the Legislature gearing up for a return to Madison in the fall, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, grade the efforts of the GOP majority in the first half of 2019. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: Here’s how Cap Times Idea Fest fits you

Are you a political junkie? A social justice devotee? A futurist? A fun seeker? Cap Times Idea Fest has got you covered.

Joe Sanfelippo: The hypocrisy of gun control

Those proposing stricter gun laws that would primarily burden law-abiding citizens are the same people advocating for summarily reducing our prison population and releasing violent criminals back onto our streets.

Lena Taylor: Housing navigators could help homelessness

The concept of “housing navigators” would be funded in new legislation to assist the homeless to accurately identify resources, locate compatible housing and help individuals complete the applications process.

Dave Zweifel: Evers needs to rethink ban on right-wing media group

It shouldn't require a lawsuit to get Gov. Tony Evers to withdraw his edict to exclude the right-wing MacIver Institute from media events, including press conferences and briefings.

Bruce Murphy: Foxconn’s gift from electric customers

Why are state customers paying $117 million -- or more -- for unneeded power upgrades?

Dominique Paul Noth: Even old movies know America better than Trump does

By 1946, returning American veterans confronted the emerging nativism that Trump so typifies in “The Best Years of Our Lives,” from newly observant Hollywood master William Wyler. The encounter then was with an America First boor.

Tim Size: Immunizing against our culture of contempt

From the left's "basket of deplorables" to the right's "send her back," our public and private spaces have become infected with a culture of contempt.

Alan Talaga: That fake news rot

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos decided he would buck public opinion and not make accommodations for a lawmaker with disabilities. Now that Vos has caved, he is blaming the news media for his bad press.

Dave Zweifel: What ever happened to Madison’s commuter rail concept?

When Scott Walker won the governorship in 2010 and Robin Vos became Assembly speaker, both passenger rail and commuter rail were shoved to the side.

James Wigderson: New report on tax reforms that could spur economic growth

The IRG, led by former Governor Scott Walker, relies upon the experiences of Wisconsin, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado and Utah to make the case for the reforms.

Julie Grace and Ken Taylor: Dental therapy would provide access to the many Wisconsinites...

Wisconsin is one of the worst-performing states in the country at providing dental care for disadvantaged kids.

Bruce Murphy: Flip-flop on mine threatens state waters

Why the sudden change to approve copper-zinc mine? Will it pollute Lake Michigan?

Janet Bewley: A more complete picture

Legislators do more than what is seen by the public.

Dave Cieslewicz: Boomers: stay healthy and productive

American society is growing older, less healthy and less financially secure. So, what’s a boomer to do? Two things come immediately to mind: stay productive and stay (or become) healthy.