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John Nichols: There is still room for Mandela Barnes in a crowded Senate race

Barnes hasn’t decided whether to run for another term as lieutenant governor or to enter the Senate race. But his speech was the most potent of the Democratic state convention.

M.D. Kittle: PowerUp podcast with U.S. Rep. Gallagher on the ‘new Cold War’ with...

As evidence grows that the deadly coronavirus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Allouez, says we’ve learned two things: the mainstream media was again expertly performed its role as “useful idiots” and we are at the cusp of a renewed Cold War with China.

Bill Berry: DNR scrutiny needed for giant Crawford County pig operation

The DNR should require an Environmental Impact Statement for a huge industrial hog operation proposed for Crawford County in the Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin.

Kevin Eichhorn: COVID-19 vaccines helping communities return to normal

Vaccination has proven to be transformative and is the key to continuing this progress and to keeping you and your family safe.

Bill Kaplan: Boss Vos dictates rejecting critical federal funding

Wisconsin GOP leaders have a long history of rejecting federal funding.

Dave Zweifel: With head-scratching persistence, Republicans continue to fritter away billions

Now they're putting the state in danger of losing another $1.5 billion in education aid because they refuse to make a minimum increase in state funding for Wisconsin schools.

James Wigderson: Evers announces he’s running for re-election

Evers has an awful record as governor and can be defeated – if the Republicans don’t insist on defeating themselves.

Steven Walters: Evers’ consideration of vetoing budget might not be an empty threat

There are several reasons why the governor’s threat to veto the entire budget is more real this year.

Lena Taylor: Training Day: This isn’t a movie

Police and sheriff departments across the country have recognized that their officers need to be better equipped and have sought specialized training to deal with an array of crisis issues.

Ryan Owens: Kaul failing to work with Legislature on rape kits

Perhaps nowhere has Kaul’s inability to work across the aisle been more glaring than on the stalled efforts to pass beneficial legislation on rape kits.

Iuscely Flores: Build trust to boost vaccinations

Only 24% of Blacks, 32% of Latinx in state have had at least one dose.

M.D. Kittle: Dems propose fully funding summer school to fix their failures

The same lockdown liberals who have done the bidding of teachers unions in demanding Wisconsin schools stay closed during the pandemic are pushing a scheme to make taxpayers statewide pay the full freight for summer school.

Gretchen Schuldt: GOP SB 188 jails more, costs $1 billion

Measure would re-imprison anyone who commits a crime while on extended supervision, parole, or probation.

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ evaluate the Dem U.S. Senate field

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, take an early look at Dem Party candidates seeking to unseat GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in 2022, should he run for reelection.

Paul Fanlund: Our most important friendships are the most uncommon

My takeaway lessons from John Powless include cherishing friends, enjoying the ride, embracing competition, and looking for the good in people. I hope you have a friend or two who have that kind of impact on you.
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