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Progressive candidates for governor and other offices are off to a good start in the general election. About 100,000 more Wisconsin Democrats than Republicans voted Aug. 14 in the state primary, reflecting the advantage in enthusiasm that the Democratic Party enjoys nationwide.

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After suffering through 15 years of former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s bizarre antics and deadly incompetence, residents have the opportunity to turn the department into one they can be proud of by electing Earnell Lucas.

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It sometimes seems judges spend more time creating convoluted legal arguments to justify preconceived opinions than they do considering the facts of a case and the applicable law. We believe that’s how the Wisconsin Supreme Court reached its decision ordering Marquette University to reinstat…

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Scott Walker owes much of his political success to his shameless exploitation of racism. Whenever he needs to solidify his base ahead of an election, he raises the specter of evil: "broken" Milwaukee, which is home to 65 percent of the state’s African Americans

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Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes is stoked. He’s talking about plans to put Wisconsin on a fast track to the future by creating an infrastructure that supports homegrown business startups and making the state a more desirable place to live for young people. His enthusiasm is palpable as he d…

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My mom called a few weeks ago with news that the little blue bungalow next door to where I grew up was being sold.

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After you’ve bought a house, you can refinance your mortgage when a lower interest rate is made available. Millions of Americans have taken advantage of this opportunity, using the extra money they save from lower interest payments to improve their homes, pay for healthcare or put their chil…

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One of the state’s greatest ethical flaws is the absence of a rule requiring Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves in cases involving their major campaign donors.

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“It was like a video game only it was real,” a witness to the Las Vegas carnage told National Public Radio in the aftermath of the nation’s latest “largest mass shooting in history.”

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Victims of Superstorm Sandy can be forgiven if they’re not feeling very sympathetic toward the Texas congressional delegation and its voters. After all, 23 out of 24 members of the Texas Republican delegation did their best to hold up federal relief funding for the devastation Sandy left beh…

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A number of major nonprofit organizations have announced recently that they’re canceling fundraisers at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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The Republican right was livid when the University of California–Berkeley — a renowned bastion of liberalism — canceled a speaking engagement by Ann Coulter, whom Politico has dubbed the “doyenne of the deplorables.” Threats of violent protests prompted the cancellation.

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The NCAA is “reluctantly” considering ending its boycott of North Carolina after the state passed what it called a “compromise” bill to its infamous HB2. That legislation, which prompted the NCAA’s boycott and many others, banned trans citizens from using public restrooms corresponding to th…

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Open judicial positions are rare, so perhaps it’s not surprising that campaigns for them often become contentious. That’s certainly the case between Fox Point Municipal Judge Scott Wales and attorney Kashoua “Kristy” Yang  to replace retiring Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge John Siefert in Bra…

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The Milwaukee Public Schools Board of School Directors has nine members who serve 4-year terms. Four members will be elected April 4. All the candidates, including incumbents Larry Miller and Annie Woodward, are in contested races.

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The Milwaukee Public Schools Board of School Directors has nine members who serve 4-year terms. Four members will be elected April 4. All the candidates, including incumbents Larry Miller and Annie Woodward, are in contested races.

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Open judicial positions are rare, so perhaps it’s not surprising that campaigns for them often become contentious. That’s certainly the case between Fox Point Municipal Judge Scott Wales and attorney Kashoua “Kristy” Yang  to replace retiring Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge John Siefert in Bra…

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“Alt facts” are the defining dialectic of the Trump era. But before we had the phrase, we had the practice: Just remember the campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker. Pioneering the way for Trump, Walker demonstrated that lying and ducking accountability work perfectly in a society where many people …

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The 2016 campaign revealed many cracks in our democracy, but none more frightening than the media’s focus on pursuing its own ends rather than the public’s.

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Right-wing Republicans can’t keep their minds and taxpayers’ dollars out of the toilet. During the first week of 2017, GOP lawmakers in five states introduced bills to make transgender people use restrooms corresponding to their gender at birth rather than their current gender identity.

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Right-wing Republicans can’t keep their minds and taxpayers’ dollars out of the toilet. During the first week of 2017, GOP lawmakers in five states introduced bathroom laws to make transgender people use restrooms corresponding to their gender at birth rather than their current gender identity.

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There is no question progressive values in Wisconsin will be under major assault in 2017. Donald Trump’s unexpected victory came with coattails that helped strengthen the far right’s grip on state government.