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Aaron Rodriguez: Deck the trees with boughs of science

Rebranding it “a holiday tree” isn’t an act of inclusivity, it doesn’t avoid offending people, and it’s not in line with the values of the vast majority of Wisconsinites.

Matt Kittle: Evers’ science-related Holiday Tree

In another move to remove all evidence of former Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure in office, Evers has gone back to calling the decorated tree in the Capitol rotunda the Holiday Tree.

Rebecca Blank: Support for Dreamers as Supreme Court arguments begin

Today, the Supreme Court begins its oral arguments about the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. I want to restate my strong opposition to the decision to end this program and continued support for Dreamers, here and across the nation.

Jessie Opoien: It should be obvious that we need more coverage of local government,...

It would be funny that anyone on the Lafayette County Board thought they could prevent local elected officials and journalists from doing their jobs, if it weren’t so terribly disheartening.

Dave Zweifel: Satya Rhodes-Conway’s 2020 budget positions Madison for the future

Overall, though, the mayor's first budget is a good one. It's not looking back, but will position Madison for its future.

Patrick Testin: By stalling USMCA, Democrats stand in way of new jobs, prosperity for...

It’s time for Democrats in Congress to join their Republican colleagues and demand that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stop stifling our economies in the Midwest and finally approve President Trump’s new trade deal with our North American neighbors.

Bill Kaplan: Senator Baldwin fights for retirees

One issue that Baldwin has singularly led on is economic security for retirees. No surprise for someone raised by her grandparents.

Dale Kooyenga: Senate passes amendment to kill the ‘zombie veto’

There is nothing dramatic about limiting the powers of the executive branch—in fact, that’s a necessary function of checks and balances.

Dominique Paul Noth: When tying the economy to the president is just plain silly

When statistics sound rosy, every president claims economic success because of his or her actions -- just as they blame forces beyond their control if the job numbers fall.

Tom Kamenick: Protect your right to open government

Too many people are unaware of their rights under the records and meetings laws. That enables government officials to put unnecessary roadblocks in their way.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate Senate Republicans’ rejection of Evers’ ag secretary

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, debate the politics behind the GOP Senate's historic rebuke of Gov. Tony Evers' ag secretary. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: Presidential politics seems to have only two themes

The first is how Donald Trump is increasingly seen as despicable and immoral by much of the nation. The other theme concerns Democrats and a seemingly existential conflict between the far left and the center left.

Dominique Paul Noth: Bloomberg and Democratic anxiety

Nothing indicates the panic in the donor class more than Michael Bloomberg’s head fake and baby steps on entering the presidential sweepstakes out of fear that sensible centrist talk may not stand up against the extreme wealth tax ideas simultaneously circling the Democratic field.

Dave Zweifel: Take a good look at the hypocrites in the state Capitol

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's explanation about why the Senate didn't take up a package of bills to attack the homelessness problem in the state was enough to make a normal person sick.

M.D. Kittle: Evers gun show flops

Evers had ordered the Legislature to convene a special session on gun-restriction bills. Late Thursday, Republicans gaveled in and gaveled out without taking up any of the Dem measures.
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