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Ruth Conniff: After Waukesha Christmas parade massacre, trying to make sense of senseless violence

Prayers for healing and ‘an end to the violence that seems to be all around us.’

Dan Shafer: Southeastern Wisconsin has been through so much

From the mass shooting at Miller brewing in Feb. 2020 to the pandemic to the unimaginable tragedy at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, this community has endured so much these last two years.

Dan O’Donnell: A tragedy 15 years in the making

Under his direction, criminals like Darrell Brooks, Jr. have routinely been given shockingly low bail and sweetheart plea agreements or never prosecuted at all.  The horror in Waukesha is just now drawing national attention to it, but the Milwaukee area has been living—and dying—for 15 years with the unmitigated disaster of John Chisholm’s making.

Dave Cieslewicz: Rittenhouse verdict: Troubling but correct

If you don’t like the result — and I don’t — then the answer is to change the law, not to throw out or defame our system of justice.

M.D. Kittle: Fix the damn roads, Tony: Wisconsin slips in roads ranking

At a recent campaign event, Gov. Tony Evers took a premature victory lap on his 2018 campaign promise to “fix the damn roads.”

Angela Rachidi: Wisconsin must tackle labor shortage

That means rolling back expanded aid.

Dave Zweifel: The road ahead is paved with violence unless we ‘snap out of it’

Just 10 months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, right-wing Republicans are talking openly that the use of force is justifiable to oppose those who wouldn't overturn the 2020 election.

Nick Levendofsky: The false choice between agriculture and clean water

Abandoning NR-151 recommendations a step backward for Wisconsin.

Lori Nickel: Who cares about games at a tragic time like this?

When a person is mowing down our children and grandmothers at a Christmas parade, I want the whole world to stop and take stock of what is happening.

M.D. Kittle: Time to stop revolving door criminal justice system

One thing appears perfectly clear: Five people wouldn’t be dead and dozens more injured today had someone shut down Milwaukee County’s revolving door of criminal justice.

Urban League leaders: A painful affirmation that the nation still tolerates a dual system of justice

From the moment Kyle Rittenhouse heeded the call to “take up arms” against peaceful protestors last year to his acquittal in the courtroom Friday, this case has been a long and unrelenting exercise in the power of white privilege and the racism inherent in the American system of justice.

John Nichols: Of course the Rittenhouse verdict was wrong

It’s perfectly appropriate to object to the verdict in the Rittenhouse trial.

Scott Walker: Lawlessness led to Rittenhouse trial

Had the National Guard been called into Kenosha last year, the entire incident could have been avoided.

Bruce Murphy: After Rittenhouse, expect more vigilantes

Self defense laws and lack of gun control at issue. Is reform possible?

Alex Dallman: A nation of laws? Maybe not so much.

Over the past several years, American citizens have witnessed the all-out attack on the rule of law.

Dave Cieslewicz: The real issues

Persuadable, independent parts of the voting public perceives a Democratic Party that is out of touch with their everyday concerns.

Bill Kaplan: Biden delivering on commitments to Wisconsi

President Joe Biden has signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Congress into law. And, the Democratic-led House passed the Build Back Better Act.

John Nichols: Rittenhouse verdict sends a chilling message

The message that came from that courtroom was a chilling one for the families of the victims of Kyle Rittenhouse’s killing spree, and for America.

Dan O’Donnell: Justice

They tried their best to interfere in the Rittenhouse case, but the jurors tasked with actually administering justice refused to let them. Rittenhouse didn’t win so much as justice itself did.

Ronald Sullivan: Rittenhouse verdict flies in the face of legal standards for self-defense

In delivering its verdict, a Wisconsin jury decided that Rittenhouse’s conduct was justified, even though the prosecution argued that he provoked the violent encounter and, therefore, should not be able to find refuge in the self-defense doctrine.

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