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Read Saving Our Democracy for the week of May 17-23 to find out what social and political justice-related events are taking place throughout the greater Milwaukee area. more

Saving Our Democracy

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In politics, it’s easier to sell something that attracts lots of people than something few people want; this sums up the problems facing Democrats trying to find the right candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker. more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

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We need a governor who invests in education at every level, and we need this investment not just when the incumbent’s facing reelection and not just because his Democratic opponent could be a highly qualified educator. more

Taking Liberties 1 Comments

There are Democratic candidates and activists organizing right now throughout the state in districts where moribund Republican incumbents have never had to worry about strong, legitimate challengers or energized voters. more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

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

News Features 2 Comments

We are calling on AG Schimel and the Wisconsin Elections Commission to get to the bottom of this corrupt scheme to buy off a candidate for state superintendent with taxpayer money. more

Issue of the Week 7 Comments

In case you missed it, today is Election Day for the primaryraces for nonpartisan offices. Here’s what you need to know:Polls are open until 8 p.m. You can find your polling place,voter registration info and sample ballot at MyVoteWi.gov. You .. more

Daily Dose

Gov. Scott Walker’s K-12 budget “moves the state away from the commitment to provide more assistance to districts with less capacity to boost local property tax revenues.” more

News Features 4 Comments

This is a very easy endorsement to make. We are urging Shepherd readers to vote for Tony Evers for state superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Evers is a strong advocate for public,Expresso more

Issue of the Week 2 Comments

Isn’t it time that we re-think how we fund our schools? more

News 7 Comments

This week a handful of very powerful state legislators will sign off on a preliminary two-year budget plan that is supposed to address the $2 billion budget hole created, in large part, by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s failed attempt to cre... more

Issue of the Week 22 Comments

It was no surprise that when Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his proposed two-year budget last week he included massive cuts to public education. The Wisconsin governor famously slashed $1.1 billion from public schools in his first budget, along... more

Issue of the Week 18 Comments

Is Wisconsin providing each child a “sound basic education,” as required by the state constitution?If you’re a low-income student more

Issue of the Week

Unfortunately, it’s not difficult to explain how Wisconsin could re-elect President Barack Obama and send Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to Washington and then just five months later vote completely opposite more

Taking Liberties

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On April 2, in one of only two statewide races on the ballot, Wisconsin voters will have a rare chance to weigh in on the state’s support for public and private schools. more

News Features

It’s not unusual for big policy reforms, such as the ones backed by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated state Legislature, to be challenged in the court system. more

News Features

<p> An evil corporation with an innocuous name, Redleaf, lurks in the shadows of <em>The Hunter</em>, and its reach extends to the remotest corners of the Earth. Willem Dafoe plays the titular stalker, Martin David, a freelance enforcer hired by .. more

I Hate Hollywood

In the final weeks leading up to the May 8 Democratic primary for governor, the Shepherd will ask the candidates questions about tough issues facing the state, then print their answers for our readers' review. This is the second installment... more

News Features 8 Comments

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