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Sen. Leah Vukmir’s bill, Senate Bill 54 (SB54), mandates that the Wisconsin Department of Correction (DOC) recommend revocation for anyone on DOC supervision who is merely charged with a new violent misdemeanor or any type of felony. more

Mar 20, 2018 4:35 PM Issue of the Week 4 Comments

Wisconsin voters can begin restoring integrity to one of the most corrupt state courts in the nation by electing Rebecca Dallet on Tuesday, Apr. 3, thus serving notice they’re coming for any Republicans in November who fail to stand up against ... more

Mar 20, 2018 4:34 PM Taking Liberties 4 Comments

The Shepherd Express interviews Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Judge Rebecca Dallet and strongly encourages readers to get out and make their voices heard. more

Mar 13, 2018 4:00 PM , News Features 2 Comments

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. more

Feb 27, 2018 3:55 PM Taking Liberties 2 Comments


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Questions about Paul Ryan’s “soul” as a decent sort of conservative appear to have been settled: His elated grins and whoops of glee as the House passed Trumpcare and the GOP Tax Scam answered that. more

Feb 13, 2018 5:16 PM Issue of the Week 1 Comments

There are Democratic candidates and activists organizing right now throughout the state in districts where moribund Republican incumbents have never had to worry about strong, legitimate challengers or energized voters. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:15 PM Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Despite a well-researched and understood link between community-based investments and crime reduction, the Wisconsin legislature continues to favor tough-on-crime methods even as other states embrace progressive reforms. more

Jan 16, 2018 4:52 PM News Features 2 Comments

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. more

Dec 26, 2017 4:45 PM Issue of the Week 5 Comments


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There's no guarantee even temporarily retiring from politics will protect Ryan from the taint of Trump. more

Dec 26, 2017 4:28 PM Taking Liberties 4 Comments

When one of America’s most ultra-conservative and racially backward states stuns the nation by rejecting a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, there’s no state in the union where Republicans running for election next year aren’t in danger. more

Dec 19, 2017 4:32 PM Taking Liberties 3 Comments

Want to get involved in the fight for social justice? View the “Saving Our Democracy” list of events in this week’s Shepherd Express. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:01 PM Saving Our Democracy 1 Comments


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Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature have done everything possible to diminish the standing of the state’s great public educational institutions. more

Nov 14, 2017 5:08 PM , News Features 3 Comments

Democratic wins in the recent Virginia elections and elsewhere in the U.S. are good news for Wisconsin. more

Nov 14, 2017 4:53 PM Taking Liberties 5 Comments


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For years, Wisconsin’s Republicans have won elections by constructing districts in ways that insure their dominance. A U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case brought by Wisconsin activists against the party’s scheme just might change the picture. more

Nov 14, 2017 4:48 PM News Features 3 Comments

Paul Ryan has abandoned the biggest lie of his career about the urgency of reducing the nightmare of U.S. budget deficits, but his new lies about Republican tax cuts benefitting the middle class will create a brand-new American nightmare. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:04 PM Taking Liberties 6 Comments

Doctor-recommended cannabis should be available as a medical option for those patients fighting debilitating diseases, according to State Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Chris Taylor. more

Oct 31, 2017 5:18 PM , Issue of the Week 1 Comments

Would you even bother to vote if you knew, before election day, that your preferred candidates’ opponents were essentially guaranteed election victory by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling? more

Oct 24, 2017 5:08 PM Issue of the Week 1 Comments

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... more

Sep 19, 2017 4:17 PM Taking Liberties 6 Comments

The Foxconn deal signed by Gov. Scott Walker and cheerfully embraced by President Trump looks like one of the biggest swindles in American history—a scandal just waiting to happen. more

Sep 19, 2017 4:16 PM Issue of the Week 3 Comments

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... more

Sep 12, 2017 4:26 PM Taking Liberties 7 Comments