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Bill Kaplan: Trump losing, America and Wisconsin winning

Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson called Trump’s Muslim ban “a pretty reasonable proposal” and asked critics to read Trump’s executive order and “tell me (Johnson) what you disagree with”. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit did just that.

William L. Holahan and Charles O. Kroncke: By executive order, Donald Trump buys Obamacare

For seven years, Republicans vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — insisting that they had a better plan to substitute immediately upon its repeal. Now that President Trump has taken the first steps toward repeal, we learn that Republicans have no such plan.

Mitch Henck: Scott Walker pours gas on Act 10 fire

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck talks about Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal requiring school employees to pay health insurance costs as a condition to get extra money.

Patrick Gleason: Walker shows again why he is the most transformational governor of the...

With the unveiling of Governor Walker’s new budget this week, it’s clear the great reformer state is not done.

Lon E. Roberts: New bureaucracy not the answer to student debt refinancing

This rise in student debt has caused some people to adopt a “sky is falling” mentality that leads them to the conclusion there is only one possible remedy to the problem: More government. Here in Wisconsin, some people are insisting that state intervention is the only panacea that will address student debt. This proposal is very costly – and unnecessary.

Jenni Dye: Don’t reward GOP obstructionism with court seat

Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court ought to be resisted.

Tom Still: Slowly but surely, Wisconsin is building its entrepreneurial foundation

Today, a new generation of entrepreneurs and their partners are building Wisconsin’s 21st century “knowledge economy” on a foundation that has long included expertise in manufacturing and agriculture, but which has expanded to include health care, software, financial services, energy innovation and more.
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‘The Insiders’ on Trump, Walker and Obamacare

The Insiders, Chvala and Kanavas, are back with a lightning round focusing on Trump, Walker and Obamacare. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: Combating despair in Trump’s America

Put aside political tactics and let’s talk about emotions — specifically, how to cope during what many progressives and centrists regard as among the darkest political days of their lives.

Scott Walker: Conservative reforms pay dividends

The state of our state is strong, and the state of our budget is outstanding. This is very good news, and we are able to make these important investments because our common sense conservative reforms are working.

Bruce Murphy: Taking aim at voucher schools

A recent, in-depth story in the liberal American Prospect, “Milwaukee’s Voucher Verdict,” raises troubling questions about choice schools.

James Rowen: Story Hill spared ruinous, costly I-94 widening. For now.

For now, we should be cautiously optimistic about Story Hill and the West side of Milwaukee being spared the loss of property, tax base, clean air, and peace of mind - - essentially, that segment of the plan is collapsing if its own unfunded weight and space limitations within the narrow corridor.

Dave Zweifel: Solar jobs surge, no thanks to Scott Walker

What was surprising is that despite foot-dragging in the governor's office, solar jobs in Wisconsin climbed to more than 2,800, up from 1,941 in 2015.

Stephen M. Born: DNR break up just another quick ‘fix’

Instead of a knee-jerk reaction, how about doing an in-depth study to truly understand how best to protect the environment in Wisconsin?

Edward A. Fallone: Ninth Circuit rules 3-0 against Trump administration: Analysis and explanation

The Ninth Circuit issued an unanimous ruling in State of Washington v. Trump rejecting the Trump Administration’s motion for an emergency stay of the District Court’s temporary injunction.