Bill Lueders


Lukas Keapproth

Bill Lueders is managing editor of The Progressive and author of An Enemy of the State, the biography of the late editor of The Progressive, Erwin Knoll. Lueders was news editor at Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly, for twenty-five years, and won dozens of state and national awards. In 2011 he moved to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, where he became one of Wisconsin’s leading investigative reporters. In 2015 he joined the staff of The Progressive. His website is


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David Mahoney went to the White House last week with a whole bunch of issues to discuss. But President Donald Trump was focused on one thing. more

Feb 19, 2018 10:02 PM Dispatches

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In an age when anyone with access to a computer or smartphone can spread falsehoods, we all have a civic duty to be discerning news consumers. more

Feb 12, 2018 1:11 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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USMC Sgt. Ray Lewis

We are being conned into affirming the wars as well as the warriors—which puts those who serve at greater peril. more

Jan 31, 2018 9:34 PM Magazine 2 Comments

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has documented dozens of attacks on journalists last year, including arrests and physical assaults. more

Jan 31, 2018 9:33 PM Magazine

Over 100,000 Americans have signed up to march to “defend the Constitution and rule of law.” more

Dec 19, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches

Donald Trump presents an existential danger to American democracy and institutions, from the courts to the press to the rule of law. That does not overstate the case. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

A Michigan prison blocked an inmate from receiving their monthly issue of The Progressive. We want to know why. more

Nov 3, 2017 1:47 PM Dispatches

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Mary Langenfeld

When Jennifer Fultz refused to sign an agreement foisted on millions of American workers, she was escorted from her office building. Now, a judge has ruled in her favor. more

Oct 24, 2017 11:31 AM Dispatches

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Alexandra Tempus

On the ground with student protesters at the University of Wisconsin after Regents pass policy to punish those who “disrupt” speech. more

Oct 12, 2017 1:57 PM , Dispatches

The Progressive talks with Bill Whitford of Gill v. Whitford, the landmark redistricting case heard by the Supreme Court today. more

Oct 4, 2017 1:23 PM Dispatches

The former radio host has transitioned from “recovering liberal” to sickened conservative. more

Oct 2, 2017 3:19 PM Magazine

It can and probably should be said that during the first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, much has gone well. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:29 PM Magazine 1 Comments


Katie Cooney

When the issue is hurt feelings, attempts to restrict who is allowed to say what are doomed to incoherence. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine 3 Comments

There is one thing about which Donald Trump has been perfectly clear: There has been no collusion between his campaign and his administration and Russia. None. But this assertion is cast into question by a growing circle of Trump associates. more

Jul 21, 2017 5:10 PM Magazine


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Legislators in many states are largely exempt from public records laws. But in Wisconsin these records have been public for decades, helping shed light on the actions of public officials. That may be about to change. more

Jun 30, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches

On June 3rd, in more than 100 cities nationwide, March for Truth rallies brought people together to stand up for democratic institutions and the press. Ordinary people are demanding truth and transparency. Battles for these values can be won. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:47 AM Op-Eds

The bimonthly magazine has nearly 90,000 paid subscribers, many of whom have come forward to defend it, saying Walker’s move is anti-science and anti-environment. more

May 31, 2017 11:25 AM Dispatches