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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. 

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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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Paul Ryan attempted to build up a falsely positive image of himself as a deficit slayer, but reality is far grittier. Read more

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On Saturday, Oct. 27, a gunman slipped into a Pittsburgh synagogue and murdered 11 worshippers. Two days later, people in the Milwaukee community from all walks of life gathered to mourn and remember. Read more

News Features

Paul Rosenberg, senior editor at Project Censored, provides a detailed analysis of the top censored news stories of 2018. Read 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. 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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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. Read 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. Read more

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

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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." Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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