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Dave Zweifel: Let’s give GOP legislators a taste of their own medicine

Zweifel writes about an idea a reader shared to raise the bar on votes needed to win an election.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate partisanship and the state Supreme Court

With a new conservative justice in place, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, debate partisanship and the state Supreme Court. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: Did Madison do right by Jennifer Cheatham?

Outgoing Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham's experience shows why leading here is so hard.

Jason Turner: Don’t let pot policy turn Wisconsin into an addiction-for-profit state

A recent column by state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, called commercial pot a “gateway to equity, opportunity, and moving Wisconsin forward.” Such an outlandish statement requires some fact checking.

Dominique Paul Noth: Throwing a red flag on red flag laws

In a country when so many gun deaths are suicides, red flag laws have proven to help take guns away from people going through obvious trauma, or drinking bouts or opioid distress. There is evidence that taking away the methods of suicide – guns, pills, whatever –deter suicidal folk. But there is little evidence that, outside suicides, red flag laws are more than a drop in the bucket of blood our society endures

Patty Schachtner: Clean water a deliberate policy choice

The column below reflects the views of the author, and these opinions are neither endorsed nor supported by WisOpinion.com. In past years, the safety of...

David Blaska: Gov. Tony Evers is transparent, alright

A conservative publication has filed lawsuit in federal court against Gov. Tony Evers for systematically excluding it from press events, including his administration’s budget press briefing that was open to other journalists.

James Rowen: Wisconsin GOP dithers on gun safety

Wisconsin under GOP control loosened or eliminated various pesky controls on weapon possession during the Walker era.

Bruce Thompson: Would MPS referendum pass? Should it?

Poll shows city residents support increased funding for MPS, but referendum still faces obstacles.

Lena Taylor: Compete, don’t cheat

To be fair, Republicans and Democrats alike, have benefited from partisan gerrymandering. The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering has opened the door to more shenanigans from legislators seeking to retain control.

Dominique Paul Noth: Silly America knows the problem and won’t do a thing

The times clearly call for some adjustments, some reckonings that go beyond the slow walk the electorate usually uses to correct itself. But these are not the adjustments we are getting.

Libby Sobic and Will Flanders: Study shows federal school discipline policy not working

Top down approaches from the federal government must end and more flexibility for states on important issues like school discipline must be encouraged.

LaTonya Johnson: Congress must protect the DSH Program

Program created by President Reagan provides funds to hospitals to offset costs for providing care to the uninsured.

Steven Slack: Jimmy Anderson doesn’t owe Robin Vos an explanation

Inclusion is not frivolous special treatment for which we should have to beg. Inclusion is the minimum a decent society owes us.

Dan O’Donnell: Much ado about something

One of the most tiresome and predictable refrains in the wake of a national tragedy is a call to “do something.” Generally speaking, this nebulous “something” is never clearly defined but nonetheless failure to do it is perceived as unacceptable.