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Dave Zweifel: This gubernatorial candidate will be wearing blue jeans

Mike McCabe could be a formidable candidate. He's smart, a great orator and has a friendly down-home demeanor that wins fans.

John Norquist: How federal funding hurts cities

Liberals and cities would be better off opposing funding.

Ben Brancel: Lessons learned should guide dairy’s future

This is a time of opportunity for us in agriculture to learn from the lessons of our past, refocus and move forward together.

Dave Considine: Appreciate teachers every week

Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to show respect for the educators in your life, and to encourage the amazing work they do to prepare our children to be better citizens. But it would be even better to appreciate them every week.

Dominique Paul Noth: The Comey crisis should stir John Doe memories

The firing of FBI director James Comey shut out other headline-making news but not the one headline President Trump had tried to suppress – the nature and depth of the Russian interference in the US presidential election he won and whether his associates were in any way involved.

James Wigderson: Comey had to go, but why now?

If there was a most-hated man in American politics, it might have been FBI Director James Comey. But why now?

Kathleen Vinehout: The most dangerous bill you’ve never heard of

The effect of the REINS Act could be wide reaching. New laws that could be stopped might be related to consumer protections; human, animal and plant health; workers compensation, unemployment and discrimination protections; road and bridge construction; food, water and air pollution. Even clawing back state money from companies that refused to deliver promised jobs.

David Blaska: Conservatives defending free speech? It must be a conspiracy!

So say Madison’s leftists to cover for their complicity in harassing conservative speakers.

Bruce Thompson: Does tax credit make state a winner?

An economics instructor and Walker fan uses shaky research to say yes.

Bruce Murphy: The bogus studies of Miller Park’s impact

How we've been misled -- repeatedly -- about Brewers “economic impact.”

Paul Farrow: Making M7 work for all of southeastern Wisconsin

We have a chance to shake things up when it comes to thinking about how to attract national and international businesses to our area and how our regional partners are involved and can benefit.

Ari Berman: Wisconsin’s voter-ID law suppressed 200,000 votes in 2016

A new study shows how voter-ID laws decreased turnout among African-American and Democratic voters.

Rick Hasen: Words of caution about study finding voter ID cost Clinton WI and...

There is reason for considerable caution about this study, which is at odds with what other studies of the effect of Wisconsin’s voter id has found and there are questions about the study’s methodology.

Mitch Henck: Madison should look to New York on gun crime

In "Two Minutes with Mitch" radio personality Mitch Henck says Madison officials should look to New York on how to deal with gun crime.

Khary Penebaker: Permitless carry bill would make Wisconsin a more dangerous place

Instead of taking meaningful action to reduce gun deaths, some of our representatives in Madison are trying to weaken our existing gun laws.
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