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Dear Bernie, There’s Something We Simply Cannot Do Without You

March 22, 2020 by Deborah Ierace Dear Bernie, Firstly, thank you so much for all you have done for the world. I want to say how much I respect you. As your campaign slogan so well explains, it’s “Not Me. Us.” Today I’m compelled to write to you about us. I can’t tell you how desperate the […]

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GOP + DNC = Ultimate Party Unity

March 21, 2020 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When legislators collude with corporations to write bills and pass laws that benefit the corporations at the expense of the land, water, air, economy, and the life, liberty, health and happiness of We the People. Those of us who lived through the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011 witnessed […]

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The Hope of #NotMeUs

March 8, 2020 by Barbara With I am a healthy, white, 65-year-old woman of privilege. I have no children or grandchildren and live a happy life. I own my home where I have clean water, food on the table, Medicare, and make a living wage. This makes me privileged. Compared to the struggling families around […]

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EDITORIAL: The Snowflake Dilemma

March 6, 2020 by Scott Luedtke Ever wondered why Democrats are often labeled “Snowflakes?” As an independent leaning, recovering Democrat, let me give you my take. “Snowflake” — someone with an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, who is overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Prior to Super Tuesday, Joe […]

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Chequamegon Bay communities gather to unite after the tragic killing of Jason Pero

By Barbara With January 24, 2018 Last night, about 50 members of the Red Cliff, Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland, Bad River, and Madeline Island communities met in a talking circle to discuss how to move forward in unity after the death of Jason Pero. Jason was shot dead by an Ashland County officer last November. His […]

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Give Thanks For Standing Rock-PHOTOS

November 24, 2016  By Leslie Amsterdam Our recent visit to Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota revealed the best and worst of humanity; the worst being the militarized, aggressive law enforcement efforts against unarmed, prayerful water protectors and the best, of course, being in the midst of so much […]

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Clinton’s Democratic Party can’t defend democracy

May 6, 2016  by Joseph Skulan I do not believe that Donald Trump is insane, except in sharing the socipathology of all people who thrive in the current political world. I also don’t really want to see the country crash and burn as a prelude to something better, although I do think that we are […]

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Rebecca Bradley’s Troubling Op Ed Piece and Candidacy

April 3, 2016 by By TR Where to start, apart from the fact that Ms. Bradley’s “op ed” reads like a high school debate speech. First, Ms. Bradley makes a very troubling assertion regarding Judge Kloppenburg’s service as an Assistant Attorney General that evinces either willful ignorance or willful deceit on her part. The Attorney General […]

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The Uber Bill and the Politics of Coincidence

February 7, 2016 by By Fred Schepartz Sometimes a coincidence is just a coincidence. Other times, when one connects the dots, where there is smoke, there is, in fact, fire. Such is the case of the Rideshare bill that passed both houses of the Wisconsin legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker […]

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The Kids are Alright: The “Bathroom Bill” Regulating Restroom Use in Schools Isn’t

November 22, 2015 by Sue Breckenridge On November 2, 2015, the US Department of Education ruled that Palatine High School District 211 has been discriminating against a female student on the basis of her sex. The Department determined that the school district is in violation of Title IX and is in violation of federal law for denying a student access to […]

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