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Paul Fanlund: Democrats need leaders capable of mobilizing the anger

We need younger leaders capable of feeling, expressing and acting on the rage of their generations.

Bill Lueders: When transparency is treated with contempt

Most of the time, public officials in Wisconsin obey the state’s openness laws. Sometimes, they need a little prodding from the courts. But the recent conduct of Robin Vos and Michael Gableman is something altogether new, and deeply disturbing.

Dave Cieslewicz: A catalogue of Gableman’s incompetence

If you’re like me, you’re having a hard time keeping up with the inanity, the hypocrisy, the wasted money, and the sheer incompetence of the Gableman “investigation” into the 2020 elections.

Rachel Ver Velde: Reforms needed to bring down Wisconsin’s 4th highest hospital prices in the country

When the Wisconsin Legislature reconvenes in 2023, tackling this issue needs to be a top priority.

Tim Sheehy: Will Advocate Aurora and Atrium merger help community?

Yes. Last merger increased employment, investment and philanthropy by health care giant.

Matthew Rothschild: In ‘absurd’ Prehn decision, Wisconsin Supreme Court reinforces gerrymandering

This is yet another example of Republicans trashing the norms of our democracy.

M.D. Kittle: Supreme Court rejects Kaul’s power play

Liberal activist Attorney General Josh Kaul lost another taxpayer-funded lawsuit, with the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruling Fred Prehn may keep his seat on the Natural Resources Board.

Matt Cordio: Kleefisch breaks Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment

To counter her inability to earn the endorsement of the Republican Party of Wisconsin at their recent convention, and her decline in the polls, Rebecca Kleefisch has decided to ignore Reagan’s 11th commandment and go negative on fellow Republican Tim Michels.

Don Vruwink: Most voters not interested in partisanship

The people of Wisconsin want Democrats and Republicans to work together for the good of everyone.

Sam Harshner: If Democrats refuse to call out corporate greed, they’re certain to lose the inflation debate

The message can and must be that inflation is a function of corporate greed, and the wealthy must pay the costs of their avarice.

Bill Berry: The decline of Wisconsin’s Democrats

Big money and gerrymandered congressional districts make it impossible for Democratic challengers.

John Nichols: It was a coup, and Trump fully intended to lead it

At a surprise January 6 hearing on Tuesday, a former White House aide linked Trump to the whole of the conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.

John Torinus: Time for the GOP to drop the election lies

It is now inescapably clear that the former president can’t tell fact from fiction and doesn’t really want to. And the GOP now knows it.

Bill Barth: For candidates, the room just got hotter

Post-Roe, abortion will be a major issue this November in Wisconsin.

M.D. Kittle: Secrecy shrouds Bristol land deal for casino

Some residents in the Kenosha County village of Bristol are worried community leaders are fast-tracking a land sale that could put a casino in their backyard.

Dave Zweifel: The NRA’s deadly evolution from hunting advocates to gun nuts

The profitable gun industry continues on as the NRA and its supporters continue to push against any gun safety measure.

M.D. Kittle: Practicing politically driven prosecutorial discretion

Liberal district attorneys in Dane County and Milwaukee County declare they won’t prosecute medical professionals who violate Wisconsin’s law banning abortion.

Ruth Conniff: Bad news Wisconsin women: The state Legislature is now in charge of your body

On Friday the highest court in the land officially revoked women’s status as full people.

Gregory Humphrey: Some Wisconsin progressives must share blame for Supreme Court abortion debacle

While conservatives on the Court are correctly taking the bulk of the anger and outrage since Friday morning, it does need to be pointed out there is another segment of the nation that also needs to be accountable for the tossing away of Roe.

David Blaska: Brace yourselves for more hate, pro-lifers

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, desperate abortion apologists will attempt to mitigate the immorality of their cause by accusing pro-life folk of not caring about babies after birth.

Clint Moses: Legislature invested in tourism, recreation

I am proud of the investments the Legislature made this session that will ensure our state continues to grow as a tourist destination for visitors and residents.

Reggie Jackson: The racial imbalance of Milwaukee’s 2022 residential property assessments

Overall, the city wide increase was 17.77%. By far the largest increases were in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, which all saw increases exceeding 20%.

Matt Rothschild: Disgraceful Ron Johnson should resign

Johnson was a key player in the effort to get a slate of false electors into the hands of Vice President Mike Pence just minutes before the tally of Electoral College votes was to take place on Jan. 6.

Alex Lasry: Ron Johnson tried to overthrow our democracy

Johnson’s attempt to subvert the election and stage a coup to hand the Presidency back to Donald Trump is as unforgivable as it is unbelievable.

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