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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The example Trump sets with his attacks on women and minorities are directly linked; his bombastic vulgarities are designed to appeal to angry people, frightened by the positive changes they see in the world around them. more

Feb 13, 2018 5:17 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


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Wisconsin’s capital is experiencing a job-creating tech boom and has a very low murder rate. more

Feb 6, 2018 5:16 PM Taking Liberties 9 Comments

Now that we are at the end of Police Chief Ed Flynn’s tenure, we should ask our next chief to continue his data-driven deployment philosophy and to keep holding our police employees accountable when they violate the civil rights of our neighbors. more

Jan 23, 2018 3:58 PM Issue of the Week 2 Comments


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When President Trump embarrasses every decent person in America by spewing vile, obscene, racist insults denigrating people of color throughout the world, our political system can no longer simply choose up sides based on political party. more

Jan 16, 2018 4:51 PM Taking Liberties 3 Comments


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Polls have shown that more than 80% of the American people support continued protections for the Dreamers (and DACA), but answering poll questions is easier than taking action; now is the time to move from sympathy to support. more

Jan 16, 2018 4:50 PM Issue of the Week 3 Comments

In light of President Trump’s “shithole countries” remark, Paul Masterson issues a call to speak out against the “New Vulgarity.” more

Jan 16, 2018 2:41 PM My LGBTQ POV

It has been a tough year for patriotic Americans as we watched our president try to desecrate the values that actually make America great. We need to stay active, engaged, organize and fight back to save and enhance our great country. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:27 PM Issue of the Week 2 Comments

No one should take pleasure from all the people being hurt by the Trump Family and Friends Republican Tax Cuts, but there’s some poetic justice in the collateral damage that those tax cuts will wreak upon Donald Trump’s supporters in Wisconsin. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:21 PM Taking Liberties 3 Comments


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When it comes to adopting widespread use of second-generation biofuels in Wisconsin, farmers are essentially ready to go, but when it comes to moving away from ethanol production, there is still fear of change. more

Dec 27, 2017 8:54 AM 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

A conversation with 96-year old Marie Davidson of Milwaukee is like opening a living window on history; that’s just what she does in this exclusive Shepherd Express interview. more

Dec 19, 2017 4:34 PM News Features

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

As President Trump blurs the public’s understanding of what “fake news” is for his own benefit, Google may also be stretching fake news’ definition to undermine progressive media outlets working to hold his administration accountable. more

Dec 12, 2017 4:39 PM Issue of the Week 4 Comments

Will Republicans in Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court with a new Trump-appointed justice be as complicit as Wisconsin’s Republican legislature and Supreme Court in allowing Trump to get away with destroying legal investigations? more

Dec 12, 2017 4:33 PM Taking Liberties 4 Comments


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Most Americans realize billionaires, millionaires and wealthy corporations get enormous, permanent tax cuts in the GOP’s new tax bill, while working people get crumbs for a few years before their taxes start going up again. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:10 PM Taking Liberties 4 Comments

Once upon a time, straight men were perceived as paragons of virtue, while gay men were seen as sexually hyperactive and amoral. Current straight male political figures upend these stereotypes. more

Dec 5, 2017 2:54 PM My LGBTQ POV

Contrary to stereotypes, millennials are becoming an engaged generation concerned with community, society and political action. more

Nov 28, 2017 4:28 PM News Features 4 Comments

Saving Our Democracy for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6—the Shepherd Express’ clearinghouse for all activities in the Greater Milwaukee Area peacefully pushing back against discriminatory, reactionary and authoritarian actions and policies of the ... more

Nov 28, 2017 4:19 PM Saving Our Democracy