Send submissions to [email protected]. ‘The Insiders’ discuss impact of Roe v. Wade decision on Wisconsin politics

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider how the overturn of Roe v. Wade will affect Wisconsin politics. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Scott Walker: This July Fourth, let’s rededicate ourselves to protecting liberty and justice for all

We celebrate the Fourth of July and not April 15, because -- in America -- we commemorate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.

Bill Berry: Perhaps we should celebrate Interdependence Day

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other to be good citizens. Maybe this year we should celebrate Interdependence Day.

Claire Wendland: I’ve seen what happens when abortions are unavailable

Restricting access to abortion does not reduce total abortions. It simply ensures that a much higher proportion of abortions are unsafe.

David Blaska: Abortion is on the Wisconsin ballot

It’s early, but the issue is crazing Democrats.

Bill Wineke: Authority without accountability won’t work long

The courts have the authority to make decisions but if no one accepts their legitimacy, the legitimacy of the entire governing system is called into question.

Dave Cieslewicz: How much will Roe matter?

If I were a Democratic strategist I’d stick to “safe, legal and rare” and I’d emphasize the fight against inflation and crime with abortion an add-on issue.

Jerry Hanson: Pro-life means all of us

There are some in the pro-life movement that once these embryos are no longer embryos often don't treat them as though they're human.

Bill Osmulski: Wisconsin’s liberal public officials went rogue long before Dobbs

Liberal government officials said they intend to openly defy the law.

M.D. Kittle: Impressive field of Black conservatives running for office

Their stories and reasons for running vary, but the candidates who spoke to Empower Wisconsin share a common mission: To defeat the radical left and its campaign to tear down the land that they love.

Bruce Murphy: Did Democrats devise great replacement theory?

So say conservatives like the policy director for 'free market' Badger Institute.

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.

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