Shepherd Express Editorial Board


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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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Ryan was the consummate reverse Robin Hood. more

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The Shepherd Express announces its political endorsements for the Tuesday, April 3, Wisconsin elections. more

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Lest Milwaukee County residents who oppose parking meters in county parks feel too comfortable about the county executive’s decision to pull the plan, he is now trying to circumvent the public by gaining more personal power. more

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The Shepherd Express believes either Tim Burns or Rebecca Dallet would make an excellent addition to our State Supreme Court and a vast improvement over the exiting Justice Michael Gableman. more

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By agreeing to pay for free street car rides for one year, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has again risen to the occasion and led the way in its continuing effort to make Milwaukee one of America’s greatest cities. more

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County Executive Chris Abele used his family money to win three elections, and he is now using his family’s money to launch a war against some of Milwaukee’s most respected elected officials. His line of fake news consists of half-truths an... more

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Cutting government regulations, like the Trump administration is talking about doing, may do much more harm than good. more

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The very reasons for the wealthy Founding Fathers’ original restriction of suffrage to white, property-owning males may be the best way to respond to Donald Trump’s grossly unfair “tax reforms" that benefit the super-wealthy at the expen... more

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Another attack on our democracy is swirling around the state capitol these days and that is a bill promoted by the right-wing, corporate-funded national group, ALEC, to add Wisconsin to the group of states calling for a constitutional conve... more

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The newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages has shown again that Wisconsin continues to rank among the worst-performing states for job growth. As long as Gov. Walker pursues ... more

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Our transportation system desperately needs to be upgraded and in some cases completely rebuilt, but the Republicans in Madison who totally control state government do not want to pay for it. more

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Out of left field, Chris Abele has petitioned Gov. Scott Walker to shift federal job training dollars from the successful Employ Milwaukee to some entity under him. There are many problems with Abele’s request. more

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Milwaukee needs to restore a system of checks and balances so the county supervisors have the powers to serve as a countervailing force to an abusive and self-serving county executive. more

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Should the Wisconsin Center District build a new and larger convention center in Downtown Milwaukee? We answer “yes" to both a new and larger facility. This project would help Milwaukee compete in the economically essential areas of tour... more

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Donald Trump’s “on-the-job" training as president is resulting in a few positive inroads toward more sane policy. It is vital that the current energized electorate continues to stay active, informed and involved in monitoring their gover... more

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At last, Wisconsin’s record-high energy rates—set by the regulated monopoly WE Energies and allowed by a lax Public Service Commission—are under scrutiny. more

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The victory of preserving Obamacare belongs in large part to those average citizens who pressured their local Congress member back home and hopefully this is just the first victory against the Trump/Bannon/Ryan agenda. American citizens sho... more

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The voters in Milwaukee County are fortunate to have two very good judicial candidates for Circuit Court Branch 47 to choose from on Tuesday, April 4: in alphabetical order, Scott Wales and Kashoua ��,News Features more

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We are urging Shepherd readers to vote for Tony Evers for state superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, April 4. Evers is a strong advocate for public education and is a check on the abuses of a Republican government. more

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