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Wisconsin’s tween year of 2019 is over; next year—with its momentous political events and elections—will determine whether we all can peacefully coexist. Read more

Taking Liberties

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One of the most significant events of Donald Trump’s presidency occurred just two days after his inauguration and seemed trivial at the time. Read more

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When Milwaukee County officials tried to increase local sales taxes in 2008, they gave the final say on the proposal to state lawmakers. Many now think that was a mistake. Read more

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The primaries are months away but the race for public attention has begun. Read more

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Saving Our Democracy’s list of political and social justice events taking place in and around Milwaukee for the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 9. Read more

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Navy veteran and small-business owner Tom Palzewicz is taking on 40-year career politician James Sensenbrenner to bring bipartisanship and a focus on equality back to the Fifth Congressional District. Read more

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The Democratic candidates for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District debate twice, while protesters hold a vigil for immigrants outside of GOP Rep. James Sensenbrenner’s office. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

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. Read more

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Bi-partisan support exists to continue the environmental work of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, despite efforts by the Trump administration to cut funding. 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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Democrat Khary Penebaker is running againstlongtime incumbent Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner to representWisconsin’s 5th Congressional District. Here are Penebaker’s answers to the Shepherd’s candidate questionnaire. Your current occ.. Read more

Happening Now

Here’s a roundup of candidates you’ll find on the Aug. 9 and Nov. 8 ballots. Read more

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Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is one of a tiny minority of Republicans these days who still appears to believe in democracy, fair elections and the right of every eligible citizen to vote regardless of race, religion or likelihood of voting... Read more

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Thanks to gerrymandering, it doesn’t look like Democrats will be in power in the House of Representatives anytime soon. But we believe that it’s important to elect Read more

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The two Roberts, Duvall andDowney, Jr., make a great antagonistic father-son team in The Judge . They are supported with a sensitive performance byVincent D’Onofrio as the half-disgruntled other son. But half-disgruntled is asymptom of the film.. 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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In the past few weeks, we’ve heard horror stories about the impact of the underfunding of Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country. It seems that the system can’t handle the numbers Read more

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The most surprising thing to most state residents about Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson filing a lawsuit against Obamacare is that the Republican senator is doing anything at all. Read more

Taking Liberties

If you were to believe some newspaper reports from the state Republican convention over the weekend, you’d think Wisconsin congressmen Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner were on opposite sides of a dramatic split within Read more

Taking Liberties

The indefatigable Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) fileda complaint with the Government Accountability Board (GAB) claiming that thenational voucher group American Federation for Children didn’t disclose all ofthe money it spent on Wisconsin .. Read more

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