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James Wigderson: UW Stevens Point student government sign of a wider problem

The decision by the student government at UW-Stevens Point to deny recognition to students attempting to form a chapter of Turning Point USA is a sign of a wider intolerance of free speech on college campuses.

Dave Cieslewicz: Being settled in a deer stand

I’m an urban liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton, but when I sit for hours in my deer stand I remind myself of the value of being settled and maybe I start to understand, just a little bit, what it means to feel unrooted in a world you don’t know. This doesn’t make me want to change my political stripes, but it does argue for a change in attitude.

Charlie Sykes: Whatever happened to the party of fiscal responsibility?

The GOP retreat from fiscal conservatism is twofold: The tax plan helps balloon federal deficits, and it does nothing to address the rising costs of entitlements as the population grows older and sicker.

Bruce Thompson: Why does GOP want to raise my taxes?

And why do I get nothing back in return but a bigger federal deficit?

Mitch Henck: Ron Johnson opens door to real tax debate

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents after Wisconsin's Ron Johnson became the first GOP senator to officially oppose a tax overhaul plan.

John Nygren: The Wisconsin way is winning

Foxconn will bring thousands of family-supporting jobs to Wisconsin, transforming our economy. We will look back at this moment as a turning point for Wisconsin, the point in which we became the economic powerhouse of the Midwest.

Katrina Shankland: ‘Tis the season – for deer hunting

Hunting is a way of life and a proud tradition in Wisconsin. I wish you the best of luck as you head out into the woods with your friends and family for a safe and productive hunt.

William Holahan, Charles O. Kroncke: Why Wisconsin needs to reinvest in UWM

Walker’s misguided policies are jeopardizing the university’s and Wisconsin’s future.

WisOpinion Poll: Weigh in on state’s direction under Walker

Do you feel things in Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?

Scott Walker: Cut taxes now and unleash America’s economy

President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan will allow entrepreneurs and small businesses more room to improve, invest and expand, propelling economic growth and creating more family-supporting careers, all while freeing up Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Robert Reich: Don’t be fooled by GOP tax reform promises

The president’s tax plan won’t help small businesses and entrepreneurs. It will hurt them while bestowing huge rewards on big businesses and the very rich.

Dave Zweifel: This politician actually gets war’s consequences

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, a Republican who has been in Congress since 1994, has been quietly writing letters of condolence to the families of thousands of service men and women who have lost their lives fighting in the nation's wars during this still-young 21st century. He's been doing so as penance for his vote in 2002 to authorize the U.S. to invade Iraq, which he now regrets.

Eric Genrich: Scott Walker should remove the shades, see Wisconsinites’ reality

The future of our state could and should be bright, but right now it doesn’t look that way to those who have seen their optimism eclipsed by the reality of economic insecurity and stagnation.

Bruce Murphy: Schimel’s opioid problem

Attorney General has been reluctant to pursue opioid manufacturers. Why?

Gretchen Schuldt: Vukmir bill will cause prison bed shortage

State prisons already overcrowded; bill would add 1,800 inmates, cost $57 million per year.
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