Midterms 2018

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The 2018 elections are heating up, promising to be a game changer. Check out our coverage so far, and check back—more to come.

In one scenario, courts could affirm the gerrymandered map, extend the Republican legislature’s power grab, and allow it to lock itself in power for the foreseeable future. Read more



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This year marked the first use of RCV in a federal election in United States history. Read more


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On education issues, newly-elected progressive Democrats are setting a new tone. Read more

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Circe Denyer

By leaning into racism and voter suppression, the Republicans are trading their future for a few hard-fought, short-term victories. And despite that, across the country organized citizens delivered a rebuke to the politics of Donald Trump. Read more

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It was a very big day. Read more


Randy Bryce concedes, November 6, 2018.

George Petrovich

Instead of gloom, Bryce and his supporters seemed to exude an air of gritty resolve. Read more


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Carole Trone

The nailbiter was emblematic of midterm elections across the country on Tuesday that delivered mixed results. Read more


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Anthony Quintano

While Donald Trump rallies the rightwing base with flagrant appeals to fear, anger, and racism, the most diverse slate of candidates in U.S. history is poised to change the direction of the nation’s politics for a long time to come. Read more


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Michael Fleshman

Massive voter purges have been grabbing headlines while more mundane efforts are flying under the radar. Read more




A groundswell of grassroots citizens push back against the confusion and apathy that might prevent voters from heading to the polls. Read more



Ted Eytan

Unless candidates tell us how they’re going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them. Read more


The governor of the Cheeseheads called a deal “good news,” even though we are worse off with our number one cheese export trading partner. Read more


Demoralized teachers, overtested students, and lack of improvement from draconian policies are changing public opinion on education. Read more


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Richard Hurd

Under the Republican governor, public education in Wisconsin is hemorrhaging. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP’s longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective. Read more




As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism. Read more


Considering that Wisconsin is last in start-up activity, maybe a U-turn is exactly what we need. Read more


Vote like your life depends on it. It just might. Read more




Our jobs are going to Turkey. And a company with major federal contracts is sending them there. Promise broken? Read more

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