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James Rowen: The GOP’s family roads feud stalls budget; deeper questions unanswered

This matter has been allowed to slide, and deserves greater attention now that its damaging consequences have moved from the condition and usefulness of our roads to the state budget to the very procedures that are supposed to keep state government operating transparently and effectively.

WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ preview the state GOP convention

The WisOpinion Insiders, Kanavas and Chvala, preview the state GOP convention and next year's U.S. Senate contest. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: In defying Trump, John Kasich is a GOP anomaly

If you follow politics, it’s hard to miss John Kasich these days, much harder than when he was the last candidate standing against Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

Kevin Binversie: House begins investigating Iran deal, will Senate follow?

The behind-the-scene details that led to the Iran Deal are about to be the subject of a congressional investigation. At the center is the question whether the Obama Administration sacrificed American national security to ensure it had a foreign policy legacy.

Chris Walker: Trump is wrong on Democrats and Comey

Democrats can simultaneously condemn actions of Comey while still finding Trump's actions deplorable.

Christian Schneider: Trump’s Comey firing is all about timing

Comey became a political figure and was bound to go. But Trump got the timing wrong.

Gordon Hintz: Cost of inaction on transportation funding

Refusing to address the transportation funding shortfall is the least responsible decision. It is not more responsible to borrow money and to cripple Wisconsin’s infrastructure and ability to compete in the global economy.

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.