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Dave Cieslewicz: Thank you, Scott Fitzgerald

Republicans in the state Senate have so completely rigged the system through gerrymandering and voter suppression that they believe they don’t have to act even on popular proposals or bother to tell the public why. It could be their downfall.

Matt Kittle: Inglorious bastards

Do you remember when Tony Evers vowed to put Wisconsin back on the path of political civility? Any pretense of that pledge died this week when the kinder, gentler liberal told state workers that Republicans are “amoral and stupid” for rejecting Evers’ choice as ag secretary.

Bruce Thompson: The charter school dilemma

They perform better and are supported by most black voters — but opposed by most white Democrats.

Mary Buestrin: Evers seeks to force kids to attend failing schools

Tens of thousands of parents take advantage of Wisconsin’s school choice program in order to provide a better education for their children. If Gov. Tony Evers has his way, though, that choice will be taken away from them.

Dave Zweifel: Who will answer for our climate inaction?

As more Americans experience the effects of climate change, this could well be Trump's Achilles heel — and perhaps even Robin Vos will need to answer to his constituents for his pathetic indifference.

Matt Kittle: What is Evers hiding?

Mainstream media outlets are learning what conservative news organizations have known for some time: The Evers Administration is brazenly breaking Wisconsin’s open record laws.

James Rowen: Jimmy Carter puts Trump, his WI acolytes to shame

The contrasts between Republican and Democratic behavior at the state and national levels are painfully obvious.

Gregory Humphrey: Richard Stengel visits Madison, desires better news consumers

The topics explored by "Information Wars" author Richard Stengel were timely and much in need at a time when forces of illiberal democracy are constantly at work in the nation, and around the globe. The best way to fight back, as Stengel noted, is to be informed and armed with facts.

Owen Robinson: Time to let college athletes be compensated

Everybody is making money — big money — in college athletics except the athletes playing the games. That needs to change.

Don Vruwink: Poverty for senior citizens rising

Costs of housing and health care driving up elderly poverty. Are there solutions?

Dave Cieslewicz: Mayors (should) rule

Senators write wonky plans. Mayors get stuff done. That’s why citizens should consider voting for people who have served as mayors for president.

John Nichols: Wisconsin was right to oppose World War One

Wisconsinites led the opposition to World War I, with U.S. Sen. Robert M. La Follette risking his career to challenge President Woodrow Wilson’s absurd arguments for sending the sons of Wisconsin farmers and factory workers into a conflict of kings and kaisers. He decried the propagandistic press that sought to "inflame the mind of our people into the frenzy of war."

Steven Walters: What led to the historic firing of governor’s ag secretary

In a historic rebuke, all 19 Senate Republicans refused to confirm Brad Pfaff, who had just started his 11th month as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Aaron Rodriguez: Deck the trees with boughs of science

Rebranding it “a holiday tree” isn’t an act of inclusivity, it doesn’t avoid offending people, and it’s not in line with the values of the vast majority of Wisconsinites.

Matt Kittle: Evers’ science-related Holiday Tree

In another move to remove all evidence of former Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure in office, Evers has gone back to calling the decorated tree in the Capitol rotunda the Holiday Tree.
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