Send submissions to [email protected]. ‘The Insiders’ debate the GOP political strategy on COVID-19

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, debate the GOP political strategy on COVID-19 and how voters may react next year. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Kristina Shelton: Action needed to preserve abortion rights

It has never been more consequential to have our state leaders reject these attempts to gut our health care.

Dan O’Donnell: Jill Underly’s banquet

Although total spending nearly hit $18 billion and was by far the most in state history, Underly still thought the Legislature could and should do more. She doesn’t just want a banquet, it seems; she is demanding the state buy her about 36,000 banquet halls.

M.D. Kittle: Republican lawmakers take on divisive CRT

Republican lawmakers took on so-called critical race theory and other racist “antiracist” indoctrination this week in two public hearings.

Tom Still: Germany, Wisconsin ties have renewed importance in changing world

The results won’t be known for days or even weeks, but the German elections matter to Wisconsin for economic, cultural and scientific reasons rooted in state history as well as current trends.

Dave Zweifel: Mistakes, he made a few, but Biden finally ended botched involvement in Afghanistan

In the end it didn't matter how we left Afghanistan; chaos would have ensued.

John Torinus: How about common sense, ala Biden, on vaccines?

Despite a handful of loud objections from small businesses, the big majority of American businesses welcome President Biden’s strong leadership on pushing vaccine mandates across the nation.

Bruce Murphy: College grads deserting Republican Party

While less educated voters ditch the Democratic Party. How is that changing the state?

Julie Kerksick & Kali Grant: Here’s how to boost employment for people facing tough times

One proven and adaptable strategy that policymakers at all levels of government can mobilize now is subsidized employment.

Michael Jahr: Badger Institute ‘Free Exchange’ podcast Hope for Prisoners founder Jon Ponder

Hope for Prisoners founder Jon Ponder explains how proper support, guidance and direction can help those returning from prison stay out of prison and become contributing members of their communities. Additional benefits include safer communities, stronger families, taxpayer savings and more people in the workforce.

Dave Cieslewicz: What if it’s not all about race?

The idea that all of the achievement gap is due to race has never made intuitive sense to me.

Bob Chernow: Expanded IRS audits could yield big returns

The return on investment will be significant; it could help reduce our debt.

Bruce Murphy: State trails most in renewable energy

Just 10 mostly southern states are doing less. Wisconsin also has more expensive electricity.

Tamarine Cornelius: State’s $1 billion tax cut leaves out 49% of taxpayers

Not a dollar for half of all taxpayers, thousands in tax cuts for the most wealthy.

Dan O’Donnell: COVID-19 is nowhere near as deadly as the Spanish Flu

While it is true that both COVID-19 and Spanish Flu killed approximately 675,000 Americans, the population of the United States in 1918 was a third of what it is today.

Spencer Black: GOP politicians are the Typhoid Marys of the 21 century

Republican politicians are allowing, even encouraging, the spread of COVID in an ugly attempt to gain power.

Dave Zweifel: ‘Radical Rebecca’ Kleefisch running as Wisconsin’s Donald Trumpv

Kleefisch has now conceded that Joe Biden won the election, but she's all in on conducting a "forensic audit" of the results.

Ruth Conniff: Gableman video puts a polished gloss on election nonsense

Professional look a ‘stark contrast’ to disastrous fraud investigation.

M.D. Kittle: Riot-wrecked statues restored and back at Capitol

While the scars of the riot remain, the statues that have long served as a symbol of Wisconsin’s strength are back in their rightful places.

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