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Wisconsin voters can do their part to preserve America’s health care protections—including coverage for preexisting conditions—by removing Scott Walker and Brad Schimel from office this November. Read more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

The ACLU of Wisconsin’s report that the Milwaukee Police Department made more than 350,000 unjustified pedestrian and traffic stops between 2010 and 2017, comes at a time when Milwaukee’s police-community relations are being heavily scrutinized ... Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Walker needs to show his election year conversion to support for juvenile prison reform isn’t just public relations or, worse, fake news. Read more

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Although a U.S. District Judge ordered Wisconsin to stop torturing children at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools, Trump and Walker undermine efforts at reforming those facilities. Read more

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When you’re a Republican senator voting against flood assistance for millions of Americans adversely affected by catastrophic hurricanes, you have to be awfully glib to fabricate a plausible excuse, and when you’re the president intentional... Read more

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Donald Trump has helped create the environment that spawned the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., and until the GOP ends its open pandering to racial and religious bigotry espoused by white supremacists and neo-Nazis, those violent h... Read more

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Milwaukee activists fear local officials may be caving in to the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump and his racially tone-deaf U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to sic local police on minority residents suspected of violating federal immig... Read more

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U.S. judges did the right thing by stepping in to protect abused inmates at Wisconsin juvenile detention centers. Read more

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Now more than ever, it will be up to local police chiefs like Milwaukee’s Ed Flynn to make sure their officers are enforcing the law in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. Read more

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made a career of stoking fear, and his policies amount to a war on black and brown people. “Inner city crime," “terrorism," “drugs" and “immigration" are all code words that allow him to attack... Read more

Democracy in Crisis

As expected, Vice President Mike Pence confirms Betsy DeVos as education secretary with a historic tie-breaking vote. It is a huge blow to anyone who cares about competency, public education or ethics in government. Read more

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Feeling depressed, angry, confused or fearful about Donald Trump becoming the leader of the free world? You’re not alone. Read more

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“I think when you appoint white nationalists to your administration and politicians who don’t represent civil rights or workers’ rights, I think you can say [Trump] is serious and I think he can get it done,” Christine Neumann-Ortiz, exe... Read more

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