Paige Bollman

The nation’s report card demonstrates yet again that students of color are underserved—and education reformers are all too eager to bank on the opportunity. Read more

Public School Shakedown



The affable statesman from Georgia joked and charmed his way through a town hall meeting at the World Dairy Expo. The actual substance of his responses was another matter. Read more


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The state legislature and University of Wisconsin Board of Regents are seeking to punish campus free speech disruptions that are not occurring. Read more


“I would hope that I could announce my candidacy in a clown outfit.” A poke-you-in-the-eye political commentator has died, at the age of forty. Read more

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Jimmy Emerson

One of the most segregated cities in the United States takes on racism as a health issue. Read more


Ryan Schmitz

All the blood lost has been for a “marginally” different trade deal that probably won’t get passed anyway. Read more


They join a growing push to change one of the most unfair voting maps in the country. Read more




What happens in Wisconsin—over the last decade the site of some of America’s fiercest political battles—will have a lot to do with what happens to the rest of the country. Read more


Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention? Read more

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2020 DNC to be held at a crossroads of racism, working class rage, and socialism. Read more

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The Taiwan-based giant is downsizing from promises of up to 13,000 new jobs, with 75 percent blue-collar production workers, to now admitting that production workers will compose only 10 percent of a much smaller “technology hub.” Read more


In 2012, Kleefisch claimed that the “war on women” was fake, and a distraction from the “real war.” Read more

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Nile Ostenso

“We’ve gotten away from who we are and the values that make Wisconsin great. Not Democratic or Republican values, but Wisconsin values: Kindness and respect, empathy and compassion and integrity and civility.” Read more


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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Republican state officials have passed legislation limiting the powers of the Attorney General and Governor-elect. Read more



Michael Vadon

There are all kinds of bad things in the Wisconsin Republicans’ just-passed power-grab legislation. Read more


On power-grab bills, Wisconsin spoke, the GOP didn’t listen. Here’s the evidence. Read more


The Wisconsin GOP power grab is part of a larger national strategy that attacks the pillars of democratic governance. Progressive editor-at-large Ruth Conniff lays it all out on ‘Democracy Now!’ Read more


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Claire VanValkenburg

Just before sunrise on Wednesday, a Republican-controlled senate approved bills to restrict early voting and curb the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. Read more