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Paul Fanlund: On political purity, Bernie Sanders changes his tune

Recently, Sanders’ tune has changed, and the defenders of embattled reproductive rights have noticed.

Kim Kohlhaas: DNR budget and policy should support science, not partisan political agendas

DNR staff want to see an agency that lives up to its mission. They, and the citizens of Wisconsin whom they serve, want a DNR that promotes science and citizen understanding, not the shabby politics of the moment.

Darin Von Ruden: Time to take the bull by the horns

The recent experience of Wisconsin dairy farmers being dropped from their processors and left scrambling to find a new buyer for their milk should be a wake-up call. Dairy farmers, farm groups, and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection should all take a long look at what has happened and what it means for the future of dairy farming in our state.

Steven E. Martin: What both sides get wrong about college speakers

I encourage all colleges not only to allow but actually to encourage a wide range of speakers because a good education depends on hearing controversial topics that might make one uncomfortable and might even be perceived as offensive.

David Blaska: If Leonard Pitts understands the threat to free speech, why can’t Terese...

It is disheartening when my State Rep, Terese Berceau, can call the nationwide war on free speech “an artificial, political controversy.”

Matt Rothschild: 50 million reasons Wisconsin GOP backs high-capacity wells

The agriculture industry and more than a dozen other influential special interests represented by WMC, including business, manufacturing, real estate and construction, contributed $16.7 million between January 2011 and December 2016 to Republican legislators. These same interests also contributed another $33.2 million to Walker during the period. That’s almost $50 million combined.

James Rowen: For Wisconsin, another rotten ranking

By one new measurement, Wisconsin is 12th worst nationally for wells which supply drinking water out of compliance with federal law.

Ernst-Ulrich Franzen: Republican war on Milwaukee continues

In their latest raid on local control, Assembly Republicans would wipe out Milwaukee County's $30 wheel tax — costing the county $7 million this year and $14 million next year — although the county could try to get it back in a referendum in 2018.

Don Vruwink: Farm-to-School program proves its local value

In just eight years, Farm-to-School measures have been adopted in almost 50 percent of Wisconsin school districts, including Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and almost every school district in Rock County.

Will Flanders and Collin Roth: School Choice is needed in rural Wisconsin

The column below reflects the views of the author, and these opinions are neither endorsed nor supported by WisOpinion.com. Some might be surprised to learn...

Ike Brannon & Devorah Goldman: Wisconsin’s opioid scourge: Its origins and possible solutions

The nation is enmeshed in a drug abuse problem that appears unmatched in our country’s history, and Wisconsin has keenly felt its effects.

Jason Rae: Diversity is key to stronger economy

The entire economy benefits from diversity, fairness, and mutual respect within the business community.

Lena Taylor: Safe Streets Initiative

Public safety affects everyone. Therefore, it should be treated seriously. By everyone. This means that residents, government officials, and law enforcement all have a hand to play in keeping our streets safe.

Mark Pocan: The People’s Budget, not Trump’s budget, will help working Americans

The People’s Budget is a plan to actually help working Americans who have felt left behind by an economy rigged against them.

John Torinus: Trump should go big on health care

Turn states loose as innovators, create 50 different pilot plans.
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