Donald Trump


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. 

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Because of President Donald Trump’s actions, the Democrats will have the chance to open an impeachment inquiry. Meanwhile, voting trends show loss of support for Trump in Wisconsin. Read more

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Alberta Darling’s political extremism is doing a disservice to the state and, specifically, her own constituents in the evolving Eighth Senate District she’s represented for more than 25 years. Read more

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It’s encouraging that the universally recognized corrupt Republican presidencies of Harding and Nixon both ended badly. Perhaps the corrupt Trump presidency will, too. Read more

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Rather than the Chinese, victims of Trump’s trade war are, largely, his own supporters. Read more

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The desire for a return to normalcy in America will be one of the most compelling issues in 2020 for all voters: Democrats, independents and decent Republicans. Read more

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Despite Attorney General William Barr’s best attempts at minimizing it, the Mueller report unveils a lot of issues within the Trump’s administration. Read more

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In 'Fragile Bully,' clinical psychologist Laurie Helgoe looks beyond the sound bites of self-aggrandizing celebrities and selfish tweets to the real problem of narcissism. Read more



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Impeachment was always a longshot. We’re the only ones who can save our country, and we have to do it the old-fashioned way. Read more

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Democrats will be building on their midterm elections success across the industrial Midwest by bringing the excitement of their party’s national convention to Milwaukee in 2020. Read more

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Theatre Gigante’s Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson explain why their season finale was cancelled due to Trump’s policies. Read more

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With a Democratic majority in the House, it is time to examine and reform how Social Security is funded. Read more

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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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The most important thing we’ve learned is never to believe anything tweeted by the president. When Trump tweeted: “Great news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with Terry Gou!” we can be pretty sure it’s not great news for Wisconsin. 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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Glenn Grothman was one of only seven congressmen who were mean-spirited enough to vote against paying 800,000 federal employees who’ve gone without pay during Trump’s irrational shutdown. Read more

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“The longer this shutdown goes on, the greater the impact will be on populations of people that are really dependent on these federal programs to feed their families,” said Alderwoman Milele Coggs. Read more

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There’s a very good reason why lack of education is one of the most important predictors of support for Trump and why Trump once publicly exclaimed, “I love the poorly educated!” Read more

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