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Memorial days, like the Holocaust Remembrance Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, help us remember the horrors of the past so we don’t relive them. Read more



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Social media lit up with accusations of racism against the city’s LGBTQ dance club, LaCage Niteclub, following accusations by drag queen Broderick Pearson. Read more

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Telling dark-skinned Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back where they came from’ was not just racist, it was an attempt to turn Jewish voters against Democrats. Read more

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Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign by repeating the same racist threats about terrorizing Latino immigrants throughout the country he used to win the presidency. Read more

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In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines how Jim Crow still haunts the American imagination. Read more


Despite being a prominent activist against racism, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been erased from the Black History Month Resolution. Read more


Upcoming events that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions this week include: the crime and violence input group “A Mother’s Voice, “ meeting Feb. 10; Joe Biden’s “American Promise Tour” in Milwaukee ... Read more

Saving Our Democracy

History professor Louis Moore reconstructs a lost prize-fighting subculture. Read more


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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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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In four years, working people might even have an opportunity to elect a real populist president instead of a pretend populist billionaire whose cabinet of fellow billionaires never met a working man or woman they didn’t try to exploit. Read more

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This country needs much more education about the damage racism has done to the American values of equality and equal treatment under the law. Read more

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No one is a more fitting successor to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio than Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to fill the opening for the worst sheriff in America. Read more

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is probably just beginning his humiliating political reinvention of himself in Donald Trump’s image. Read more

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As an idealistic, progressive voter, I’ve voted for plenty of losing candidates over the years. But there’s never been a U.S. election before where I’ve considered the results clearly un-American until now. Read more

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Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans were determined to do something to put a stop to this wildly out-of-control voting by Democrats. Read more

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Shocking but true: Right-wing talk show host Charlie Sykes is my friend. Read more

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Republicans hoped to keep pretending Donald Trump wasn’t a sleazy, upper-class lowlife long enough to make it through the election. Read more

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I can’t help wishing Peter Feigin, the new president of the Milwaukee Bucks, hadn’t scrambled quite so quickly to soften his tone and soothe feelings over his totally frank outsider’s assessment of the racial atmosphere in Milwaukee. Read more

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Milwaukee should be proud to have a native son standing up for what America should be, simply by sitting down. Read more

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