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Jeff Smith: The importance of being prepared

We must properly support the people and programs responsible for keeping our communities safe.

Christian Schneider: Wisconsin’s economy is reopening and it’s a hot coronavirus mess. Don’t do...

The Republican plan all along was to thwart any plan. Granted a seat at the table, they now have set the table on fire and thrown it out the window.

Bill Kaplan: Conservatives leave Wisconsin without a plan to address COVID-19

With WI COVID-19 cases increasing, GOP legislative leaders no longer want “a seat at the table,” saying guidelines to control the spread are unnecessary. Local officials will be in charge.

Jerry Bader: Just remember who you’re wearing the mask for

When what you want to do conflicts with “As I have loved you,” you need to make a choice. Which will you make?

Dave Zweifel: Wisconsin let politics get in the way of public health

While Evers was successfully balancing the safety of the state's citizenry with the urgent need to reopen Wisconsin's economy, the GOP leadership shifted into political overdrive to condemn every step the governor took, even when he followed the guidance from their great leader, President Donald Trump.

M.D. Kittle: This is what democracy looks like

The blowhard bureaucrats and politicians may not like it, but they’ve seen a surge in public engagement in the wake of the pandemic and government’s overreaching response.

Gregory Humphrey: How would Wisconsin’s ‘re-open’ crowd have acted in London blitz?

Leadership from the top and steely determination from the populace were essential ingredients in the WWII years for the Brits.

John Adams: Paying the price for forgotten lessons

In the 30s and 40s, smart policies came out of North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin and created the New Deal's foundation, but no more. With the loss of power in those rural areas, we have become the serfs of the corporate class again, and we know they are not for us but for shareholders.

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate the Supreme Court decision against Evers’ stay-at-home order

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, issue their own opinions about the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling against the Evers administration's stay-at-home order that split conservatives on the high court. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Paul Fanlund: Why many rich people keep a Faustian bargain with the GOP

A brilliant New Yorker article explains why wealthy Republicans turn a blind eye to the incompetence and immorality of both President Donald Trump and party leadership. Money is the only thing that matters.

Dave Zweifel: Our bought-and-paid-for Supreme Court has no shame

The only surprise in the 4-3 ruling in favor of the Republicans who control the state Legislature was Justice Brian Hagedorn's breaking with his fellow conservatives.

Rick Graber: Yes America is exceptional in the face of COVID-19 crisis

Most pressing challenges are being met with initiative and ingenuity.

Pat Raes: We need more than appreciation during Nurses Week

This Nurses Week, instead of a supportive tweet or an empty proclamation honoring the work and sacrifices of nurses, we call on lawmakers to do something that nurses actually need. Pass legislation that prioritizes the health, safety and economic well-being of all working people.

James Wigderson: Seriously, just wear the mask already

If a private business requires you to wear shoes, a shirt and maybe pants, do you let your "Don't tread on me" flag fly?

Tom Still: Court ruling aside, consumer confidence still key to reopening

Many people will stay away from bars, restaurants and large gatherings until they feel it’s safe to return.
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