Bill Lueders


Lukas Keapproth

Bill Lueders is managing editor of The Progressive and author of An Enemy of the State, the biography of late Progressive editor 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

Corporations are insisting that those they do business with and workers agree to handle disputes through arbitration, making some claims impossible to file and dramatically favoring companies in the others. more

Dec 7, 2016 4:27 PM Magazine 1 Comments

How did the 44th President do? more

Dec 5, 2016 7:40 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Don't talk to me about unification. Let's talk resistance. more

Dec 2, 2016 3:52 PM Magazine 4 Comments

Reflections from a singer-songwriter. more

Nov 21, 2016 4:20 PM Dispatches

The Wisconsin Governor just can’t seem to shake allegations of criminal activities involving his campaign. more

Nov 3, 2016 1:54 PM Magazine

It's time to stick up for journalism. more

Oct 26, 2016 2:57 PM Op-Eds

"An idiot is running for President." more

Sep 29, 2016 5:35 PM Magazine

Some examples of failed bills and resolutions from just the current 2015-2016 session. more

Sep 11, 2016 9:53 PM Magazine

Supported by dissatisfaction with the status quo. more

Aug 31, 2016 3:39 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

The environment is one area where Democrats and Republicans should be able to find common ground. more

Aug 19, 2016 5:53 PM Magazine

Novella has grown lettuce for the Black Panthers, dumpster dived gourmet restaurants to feed her pigs, and lived for an entire month on what she produced on a vacant lot in downtown Oakland. more

Aug 19, 2016 3:10 AM Magazine

And Walker claimed he didn't want an "activist judge." more

Jul 25, 2016 3:34 PM Dispatches

The designation was once invoked to censor The Progressive. more

Jul 6, 2016 6:17 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval is taking a wait-and-see approach. more

Jun 22, 2016 8:22 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The press owes it to us to make stuff stick. more

Jun 10, 2016 4:40 PM Dispatches

“WE WILL NOT...indicate that you may be denied a merit pay increase for having a "Questionable Attitude" or because you ‘Gossip.’ ” more

Apr 27, 2016 9:08 PM Dispatches 9 Comments

"The Wisconsin GOP was a shining example of equality. THAT was the party I joined in the 80’s and fought for. That party no longer exists.” more

Apr 13, 2016 3:04 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The National Labor Relations Board has found multiple violations of federal labor law. more

Mar 31, 2016 5:26 PM Dispatches 14 Comments

Let's put terrorism in some perspective. more

Mar 20, 2016 7:19 PM Magazine 2 Comments

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