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Emily Mills: Turning Wisconsin schools into police states won’t help kids learn

Instead of fully funding and supporting public education that supports and nurtures kids with a variety of needs, we’ve hamstrung teachers and thrown enormous sums of money into turning schools into jails.

Bill Kaplan: Missile strike is an echo of Watergate

In October, 1973 Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refused and resigned. Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus similarly refused and was forced out. Finally, Solicitor General Robert Bork agreed to fire Cox. A few days later the Nixon administration ordered a worldwide military alert of U.S. forces, including nuclear weapons.

Dominique Paul Noth: Add toughness on Syria to Trump’s chain of misconceptions

We don’t need to rely on Russian bots to fill our email and news feeds with false history. The Republican Party and the Trump administration have that well in hand, demonstrated by a selective and probably ineffective airstrike on Syria April 13 that closed with Trump reviving Bush’s false claim at the end of the Iraq war: “Mission Accomplished.”

Christian Schneider: Ryan retires and Democrats dance on his grave: Maybe that’s the silver...

There is a surprising level of grave-dancing from a party that just a year ago lost a presidential race to one of the most absurd candidates to ever run for the nation’s highest office.

David Balska: Paul Ryan: A smart and decent public servant

Our acquaintances on the Left are not the only ones exposing their bilious natures today at the retirement of Paul Ryan from public life. Too many of my fellow conservatives are bidding good riddance to what they call a RINO — a Republican in name only. Most of whom never bothered to run for elective office or made much of a difference if they did.

Dave Zweifel: Trump’s on board with state-sponsored murder

Just when you think the United States will join most of the rest of the civilized world and outlaw the death penalty, along comes Donald Trump.

Rohn Bishop: Hey Republicans, let’s stop feeling sorry for ourselves and go win an...

It’s time we Republicans stop feeling sorry for ourselves and fight back! As Republicans, we’ve come too far to just let it all go.

Melissa Sargent: Don’t coast on the blue wave

We deserve to be optimistic. We deserve to feel hope. But we must also take caution against complacency.

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate the reasons behind the GOP’s welfare reform efforts

Gov. Scott Walker recently signed bills overhauling state welfare programs as Republicans in Washington, D.C. made an election-year push on welfare reform. Jensen & Chvala, the WisOpinion Insiders, debate the reasons behind the GOP efforts. Sponsored by Michael Best Strategies and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Paul Fanlund: Study finds that racism and sexism are what really drive Trump voters

The authors used two major national surveys from before the election, and combined them with deep-dive measures of racist and sexist attitudes and dissatisfaction with personal economic conditions. They concluded, “We find that while economic considerations were an important part of the story, racial attitudes and sexism were much more strongly related to support for Trump.”

Bruce Murphy: The incredible potential of Paul Ryan

Destined for greatness, so many said. Why didn’t he realize it?

Wesley Pruden: Paul Ryan and the long goodbye

He must remember that he was the reluctant speaker, who now wants to get out while the getting is good. He should leave with modesty, grace and the usual warning not to let the door hit him in his hindquarters.

Will Wilkinson: The self-destruction of Paul Ryan and the G.O.P.

The forthcoming implosion of Mr. Ryan’s party, and his imminent retreat to Wisconsin, illustrates the danger of hidebound ideological overconfidence.

David D. Haynes: Paul Ryan must defend Robert Mueller against Donald Trump’s worst impulses

Ryan must be clear: Any attempt by the president to quash the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is an attack on the rule of law. The House speaker should throw his support behind legislation to protect Mueller.

Wendy Riemann: Have you told loved ones your organ donation preferences?

Throughout April we recognize National Donate Life month. It is a perfect time to register to become an organ donor and share that decision with loved ones.
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