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By stripping Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul of the power to deliver on their campaign promises, republican legislators have openly opposed the concept of democracy. more

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Republicans are losing votes among college-educated citizens, and their refusal to fund education will lead to a disastrous outcome for them. more

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Trump’s $12 billion welfare program for farmers facing massive financial losses from his poorly conceived trade war with China is but a brazen political payoff to rural Trump voters. 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. more

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Yes, it was disappointing to see that Trump’s inflammatory racism still worked against some outstanding candidates around the country, but it didn’t work in Wisconsin, and Walker’s gone. more

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There’s always been something suspicious about Republicans vilifying Jewish investment banker and philanthropist George Soros as some kind of evil mastermind behind a web of political conspiracies. more

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The upcoming midterm elections are very import to Democrats and independents, but also to upstanding Republicans willing to improve their party and country. more

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Despite the Republican fear-mongering tactics, protests are as American as apple pie, and a basic tenet of democracy. more

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Long before Donald Trump demeaned the presidency of the United States by telling lie after lie, Gov. Scott Walker was working on his own Pinocchio nose. more

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Think you know all there is to know about Sen. Tammy Baldwin? Think again. She delves deep into her story in a recent Shepherd Express interview. more

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The future majority in the Wisconsin State Senate may depend on the results of the race in the Fifth State Senate District. more

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Besides assuring urban voters Tony Evers won’t be openly hostile to them like Scott Walker has always been, Mandela Barnes speaks to the struggles of families in all neighborhoods in Wisconsin. more

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The only political conspiracy so far is among Republicans hell-bent on confirming Brett Kavanaugh despite all his sordid baggage and dishonest testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 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. more

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Paul Ryan’s sanctimonious public pronouncements rarely bear any resemblance to what he and his fellow Republicans are actually doing. more

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Chris Abele wants control. When Abele-funded candidates win elections, who do you think they will be responsive to: their constituents or the guy that bought them their job? more

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Gov. Scott Walker appears seriously intimidated by the idea of a showdown with Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. But it will happen this fall, whether Walker likes it or not. more

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It’s as American as apple pie to elect a bright, new generation of self-proclaimed democratic socialists. They’re fighting to preserve the American ideal of sharing the economic benefits of democracy with everyone, not just the wealthy. more

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Impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate will happen if and only if there is a very clear smoking gun showing anyone other than Trump’s committed base that the president crossed serious criminal lines. more

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Former President Richard Nixon’s big lie about welfare going to Cadillac-driving African Americans is still being perpetuated decades later by Republicans like Gov. Scott Walker to draw racist support for their ongoing war on the poor. more

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