“Bathroom fears flush Houston ordinance.” Such headlines circulated on Nov. 4, the morning after voters went to the polls in Houston and rejected a broad measure — the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, better known as HERO — intended to protect 15 classes of people from discrimination.

He’s back — with a vengeance

Sunday, 04 October 2015 13:42

He’s back — with a vengeance.

In formally launching his quixotic White House bid in July, Scott Walker tweeted right-wing activists that his presidential run was “God’s plan for me.”

Standing in solidarity with Planned Parenthood

Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:33

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin recently selected the Wisconsin Gazette as recipient of the group’s Voices award. No honor we’ve received makes us prouder than this one, particularly now.

It came as no surprise when the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided to end a John Doe investigation into the illegal coordination of fundraising activities between Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 re-election campaign and the independent “dark money” groups that support him. After all, the court’s conservative majority had collected $8 million in donations from the political groups being probed.

In defense of the Clintons’ LGBT record

Saturday, 31 October 2015 13:42

Bill Clinton signs DOMA into law in 1996

The nation has come so far so fast on LGBT issues that it’s easy to forget — or never to have known — the sociopolitical realities that faced Bill Clinton when he introduced the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy and signed the Defense of Marriage Act.

Government shutdown veteran Ted Cruz

Republicans hope to energize their evangelical base by shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood.

Scott Walker unveiled some new facial expressions at the Aug. 6 Republican presidential debate

The Federal Election Commission’s recent release of Scott Walker’s finances should give his supporters pause: The governor’s personal financial liabilities far outweigh his assets.

Voters today yearn for that elusive leader who speaks and acts with authenticity and conviction. That explains how Bernie Sanders is generating so much attention.

This feeling among voters augurs poorly for Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential prospects. As we in Wisconsin know, his beliefs are for sale and his word is … let’s just say unreliable.


Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz is perhaps the most industrious obstructionist on Capitol Hill.

Due to partisan gridlock, millions of Americans are not getting their day in court. Political gamesmanship has stalled the nation’s judicial system to such an extent that U.S. citizens can no longer count on their constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial.

-PHOTO: Facebook

Scott Walker’s supporters have released the first in a $7 million series of commercials to boost his sagging presidential campaign in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The 60-second ad, titled “Fight & Win,” begins with dramatic footage of angry protesters converging on Madison in 2011 after Walker proposed gutting public unions.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s analysis of the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign ran under the headline “Scott Walker sticks to script, delivers safe, quiet performance.” That was the best the newspaper, which has mostly supported Walker over the course of his career, could say with accuracy about his appearance on Aug. 6 at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena with nine other GOP hopefuls.

Dylann Roof and his Confederate flag. — PHOTO: Courtesy

When the Third Reich fell, Allied Forces immediately banned the swastika from public display. They knew that letting it remain would give Nazi sympathizers a rallying symbol and provide a measure of acceptance to the subhuman atrocities committed under Adolf Hitler.