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Bill Kaplan: Boss Vos fails, U.S. Supreme Court upholds ACA

Against common sense, math and morality Vos continues to lead a scorched-earth campaign against ACA Medicaid expansion. 

Dave Zweifel: Are state Republicans bringing election audit looniness to Wisconsin?

The supposed audit has been ridiculed across the land as not only a sham but a colossal waste of money.

Scott Walker: Cancel culture literally prohibits conservative voices on college campuses

Freedom of speech is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. It should be revered on our college campuses. Sadly, that is where it is most at risk.

John Torinus: Manydeeds will walk UW high wire balancing act

With a changing of the guard in key positions at the University of Wisconsin, there is shaking and baking going on in favor of a system-wide strategic plan.

Jill Underly: Wisconsin needs to invest in its schools

Funding our schools and supporting other critical needs of the state can happen concurrently.

Reggie Jackson: Open letter to U.S. Rep. Tiffany: How dare you claim Juneteenth fuels separatism

Are you not aware that on July 4, 1776 over 600,000 Black people were in shackles? You call that Independence Day, but it certainly did not apply to almost every Black person in this country.

Margaret Krome: School kids deserve all the facts about the history of racism

The big fear is that accurate representations of racial history in this nation will lead to overturning a social order based on historic racism.

Demetrica Shipp: A caregiver shortage faces ‘silver tsunami’

The work is hard, the pay poor. Biden’s American Jobs Plan could help.

Dan Shafer: Inside the opposition to the billion-dollar highway expansion in Milwaukee

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are reviving the Scott Walker-era proposal to add lanes to Interstate 94 in the city of Milwaukee.

Dave Cieslewicz: What Biden can get done

Democrats are growing anxious over their stalled agenda. There’s actually a lot they can still accomplish. ‘The Insiders’ weigh in on the GOP’s state budget proposal

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, weigh in on the GOP version of the biennial budget and debate how Gov. Tony Evers should react.

Paul Fanlund: Until democracy is safe, politics as usual must be secondary

Republicans like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan fighting pro-Donald Trump forces deserve emphatic support from the left. Given the stakes, ideological differences pale in comparison.

Dan O’Donnell: Republicans’ proposed tax cuts a boon to Wisconsin’s economy

With an unprecedented $5.87 billion budget surplus expected by the end of the upcoming biennium, Legislative Republicans’ proposal for a $3.4 billion tax cut makes perfect sense … which is why Governor Evers will almost certainly veto it.

Van Mobley: Budget sobriety in an inflationary age

Numbers don’t lie, but they sure can bamboozle you -- particularly in an inflationary age.

Angela Lang: Mixed feelings on Juneteenth

While we now have a new federal holiday finally acknowledging our past, we’re also simultaneously dealing with nearly 400 new voter suppression laws in 48 states, a nationwide push to ban critical race theory from being taught in schools, punishment meted out to municipalities for attempting to cut police budgets and redirect those funds into our communities — the list goes on and on.

Dave Zweifel: Plans paint a bright future for passenger rail

Now that Amtrak has an actual ally in the White House, its unveiling some ambitious plans to extend the reach of rail to more of America, building on the success it has had in the Northeast.

Timothy Donohue and Erik Iverson: Wisconsin energy innovation – Primed for public and private investment

On June 8, the Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a sweeping bill that would make significant investments in critical technology areas and increase the number of Americans who can participate in the benefits of scientific innovation. Attention now turns to the House, which will consider its own version of the bill.

Amy Domeyer-Klenske, Elizabeth Pyne and Dipesh Navsaria: Extending postpartum Medicaid coverage would save lives

Evidence tells us that the weeks following birth are a critical period for a mother and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being.

Ruth Conniff: The perverse stinginess of the Wisconsin GOP

Turning plenty into scarcity

Abbi Debelack: Elmbrook School Board tables controversial equity non-negotiables that resemble critical race theory

Elmbrook parents speak up to earn major victory but wary critical race theory is already in the classroom.

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