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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. 

Local leaders and concerned citizens gathered at The Milwaukee County Courthouse on “Tax Day” Tuesday night to protest the tax bill that President Trump signed into law last year. more

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Following Trump’s announcement last June, Milwaukee reaffirmed its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change, but more individual action is needed. more

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Total control of the legislature—along with control of the governor’s office—has allowed the Republicans to pass a host of very controversial and often self-serving legislation that led many Republican legislators to actually believe that they are ab more

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In this special Earth Day edition of our weekly “Saving Our Democracy” column, the Shepherd Express will highlight the cleanups, fundraisers and other community events that seek to push us towards a more environmentally friendly world. more

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Photo credit: Speaker Paul Ryan Facebook Page

Is Paul Ryan’s political career really over? Who knows; he’s lied to us about everything else. After separating himself from the disastrous Trump presidency, yet another fraudulent version of Paul Ryan could emerge in the future to lead ... more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

Check out Saving Our Democracy for April 12-18, the Shepherd Express’ clearinghouse for all political and social justice activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian ... more

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Surprisingly, one of the busiest spaces for organizing progressive activism in Milwaukee is a family entertainment center in Bay View. more

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Find out where, when and how to get involved in political and social activism in and around Milwaukee. more

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The hundreds of thousands in the streets for the March for Our Lives were led by a wave of new, young voters and soon-to-be voters who reject the hypocrisy and dishonesty of politicians who fail to represent the best interests of their constituents. more

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Read this week’s Saving Our Democracy (covering March 22-28) to find out how to get socially and politically involved in and around Milwaukee. more

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Wisconsin voters can begin restoring integrity to one of the most corrupt state courts in the nation by electing Rebecca Dallet on Tuesday, Apr. 3, thus serving notice they’re coming for any Republicans in November who fail to stand up against ... more

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Political and social justice activism-related events in and around Milwaukee for the week of March 15-21. more

Saving Our Democracy

The only way to protect life-altering government programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare from continuing reductions—and ultimate elimination—is to make sure far fewer Republicans ever achieve positions of power in government. more

Taking Liberties 5 Comments

Military assault weapons have absolutely no legitimate use in civilian society at any age for either hunting or self-defense. There’s no season to bag large numbers of humans, and no one in America has any rational fear of being attacked by an army. more

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Who’s more un-American: Russian agents seeks to subvert American democratic institutions or Republican Americans whose actions, pretty much, show that they seek to accomplish the same thing? more

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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

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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

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

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

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Photo credit: D. Myles Cullen

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

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