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Scott Walker is going against the tide by joining the National Republican Redistricting Trust, a rightwing organization that supports gerrymandering. Read more

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Why is Gov. Tony Evers’ budget getting so much push back from the state legislature? He defeated an incumbent by proposing a new direction for the state, including proposals the voters definitely embraced. Read more

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

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Dan Kaufman stresses in The Fall of Wisconsin that the state whose motto was “Forward” has become the laboratory for America’s right-wing extremists, mislabeled as “conservatives.” Read more

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The U.S. Supreme Court passed up a chance to strike down Wisconsin’s brazenly corrupt political gerrymandering that supporters of democracy hoped would finally lead to fairer, more honest election districts throughout the country. Read more

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For years, Wisconsin’s Republicans have won elections by constructing districts in ways that insure their dominance. A U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case brought by Wisconsin activists against the party’s scheme just might change the picture. Read more

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The Supreme Court is about to hear a case that has the potential to become a landmark voting rights case for the nation. Read more

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“Once we won the verdict, the only real question was whether or not the court would demand that the redrawing process start immediately, and on a hard deadline,” said Sachin Chheda of the Fair Elections Project. “They have.” Read more

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“I think there are a lot of people who understand how democracy was distorted,” said state Rep. Fred Kessler, a national expert on redistricting. Read more

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In a stunning, historic 2-1 decision, on Monday a panel of federal judges struck down Wisconsin’s legislative map because it is so gerrymandered to benefit Republicans it’s unconstitutional. Read more

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The Shepherd is endorsing Democrats Dan Riemer, Chris Rockwood, Andy Mitchell and Cory Mason for the Wisconsin Assembly. Read more

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Don’t be surprised when you go to the polls on Nov. 8. Read more

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Fair-minded Wisconsinites have complained bitterly about the Republican-drawn electoral map that seems to ensure that Democrats will be in the minority in the state Legislature—even when they earn more votes than their Republican counterpar... Read more

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We enthusiastically support Democrat Mary Burke for governor. Burke has the skills, experience, temperament and values we need in our governor.Burke is a Wisconsinite through Read more

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As the saying goes, you can’t beat somebody with nobody.It seems that Democrats are taking that to heart this election season and are even running Read more

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Conventional wisdom says Democrats don’t have much chance for success in the statewide legislative elections in November. The great thing about conventional wisdom is it’s so often so Read more

Taking Liberties

The conservative takeover of Wisconsin in 2010 didn’t happen by accident, according to a new report by American Bridge, a progressive watchdog group tracking the influence of conservative Read more

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This morning’s ugly vote to restrict in-person earlyvoting has nothing to do with making election rules uniform across the stateand everything to do with Scott Walker’s vulnerability in the fall. Although Walker has had a comfortable lead over.. Read more

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2013 didn’t have the drama of 2011—when Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated Legislature undid decades of progressive policies—or 2012, when Walker survived a recall and Read more

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Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s new memoir, Unintimidated, is yet the latest example of his attempt to raise his national profile and run for president in 2016. If you know little about Scott Read more

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