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Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. He was inaugurated in January 2017. Before his presidency, Trump was a real estate mogul and reality TV personality. 

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

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

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Official White House Photo by Amy Rossetti

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

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

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Foxconn obviously was attracted to Wisconsin’s anti-worker political environment under Scott Walker, but clearly the deciding factor was the terrible contract he negotiated. Recovering from Walker’s $4 billion taxpayer giveaway could take decades. more

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

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Photo credit: Tony Evers for Wisconsin

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

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

The Shepherd Express has always been a strong supporter of LGBTQ struggles throughout our 36-year publishing history. more

LGBTQ

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"I want to live in a world that accepts all expressions of gender identity because we all deserve dignity. I am here for you. I love you and see you all." more

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Armistice Day (Nov. 11) was once a day to celebrate the end of a bloody war and promote world peace, but as Veterans Day it has morphed into a celebration of militarism. 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

Taking Liberties 5 Comments

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

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

In The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, Harvard international affairs professor Stephen M. Walt examines the reasons for the failures of recent American foreign policy. more

Books

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As a reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to erode transgender rights, the Milwaukee LGBT community is rallying Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Milwaukee City Hall to speak and vote against discrimination and hatred. more

LGBTQ

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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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Illustration by: Melissa Lee Johnson

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

News Features 3 Comments

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Is the current occupant of the White House nuts? Read On the Couch and find out what the shrink thinks! more

On the Couch

Trump’s base is a fringe element. Their only loyalty is to Donald Trump—certainly not to pale Republican imitators who don’t get their blood boiling at raucous hate rallies. more

Taking Liberties 1 Comments

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

Taking Liberties 1 Comments

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

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

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Illustration by Melissa Lee Johnson

Given his rightwing political partisanship in office, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel does not deserve to be reelected. more

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Maverick filmmaker Michael Moore directs his anger and humor at the 2016 election (and American politics) in Fahrenheit 11/9. more

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