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Republican scare tactics about socialism aren’t nearly as scary as what capitalism is doing to a whole lot of Americans these days, including young people entering the job market. Read more

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A 2018 national climate change assessment notes that, in the Great Lakes region, lake surface temperatures are increasing, ice cover is declining and seasonal stratification of temperatures in the lakes is occurring earlier in the year. What can be d Read more

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It had to be one of the strangest surrenders in a hostage negotiation ever broadcast nationwide on live television, but then Donald Trump is one of the strangest presidents this nation has ever had. Read more

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Wisconsin’s recently ousted Republican governor and attorney general, Scott Walker and Brad Schimel, finally have something to celebrate. Read more

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Trump escaped his own vicious world for a brief moment of quiet reflection over Thanksgiving. When he was asked what he was most thankful for, Americans already knew his answer: himself. Read more

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Approximately 4,100 people flocked to see former President Barack Obama speak at North Division High School Friday afternoon. Read more

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There’s an effective, permanent way to protect health care for everyone in Wisconsin with pre-existing conditions: vote both Scott Walker and Brad Schimel out of office. Read more

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ABC cancelled the very popular return of sitcom “Roseanne” given its star’s recent racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. The ugly racism that destroyed the show is now on its way to doing the same thing to the Republican Party. Read more

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Is Paul Ryan’s political career really over? Who knows; he’s lied to us about everything else. After separating himself from the disastrous Trump presidency, yet another fraudulent version of Paul Ryan could emerge in the future to lead ... Read more

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Republicans desperately need to restore integrity to conservatism, but that won’t be possible until they stop intentionally appealing to white supremacists and trying to destroy fundamental principles of democracy and equality. Read more

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The ACLU of Wisconsin’s report that the Milwaukee Police Department made more than 350,000 unjustified pedestrian and traffic stops between 2010 and 2017, comes at a time when Milwaukee’s police-community relations are being heavily scrutinized ... Read more

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The hundreds of thousands in the streets for the March for Our Lives were led by a wave of new, young voters and soon-to-be voters who reject the hypocrisy and dishonesty of politicians who fail to represent the best interests of their constituents. Read more

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The only way to protect life-altering government programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare from continuing reductions—and ultimate elimination—is to make sure far fewer Republicans ever achieve positions of power in government. Read more

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Military assault weapons have absolutely no legitimate use in civilian society at any age for either hunting or self-defense. There’s no season to bag large numbers of humans, and no one in America has any rational fear of being attacked by an army. Read more

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When President Trump embarrasses every decent person in America by spewing vile, obscene, racist insults denigrating people of color throughout the world, our political system can no longer simply choose up sides based on political party. Read more

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What the recently passed GOP tax plan could have (and probably should have) been was a cut in the corporate income tax to make our corporations more competitive in the world economy and try to keep more jobs in the U.S. Read more

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A conversation with 96-year old Marie Davidson of Milwaukee is like opening a living window on history; that’s just what she does in this exclusive Shepherd Express interview. Read more

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Most Americans realize billionaires, millionaires and wealthy corporations get enormous, permanent tax cuts in the GOP’s new tax bill, while working people get crumbs for a few years before their taxes start going up again. Read more

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We all need to stop thinking about each other in negative, simple-minded stereotypes. The flooding and damage caused by the recent hurricanes have brought Americans of different backgrounds together in the common cause of helping our fellow... Read more

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When you’re a Republican senator voting against flood assistance for millions of Americans adversely affected by catastrophic hurricanes, you have to be awfully glib to fabricate a plausible excuse, and when you’re the president intentional... Read more

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