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Murphy’s Law: The Fight Against Gerrymandering
Murphy’s Law

The Fight Against Gerrymandering

Advocates hope their Supreme Court case -- now being rewritten -- will succeed.

Op Ed: Why State’s Lakes Are in Decline
Op Ed

Why State’s Lakes Are in Decline

Long list of Walker policy changes has led to polluted streams and lakes.

The State of Politics: Democrats Rejected Redistricting Reform
The State of Politics

Democrats Rejected Redistricting Reform

Legislative leaders rejected reforms proposed in 2009-2010 session.

Op Ed: The Troubling Record of Brad Schimel
Op Ed

The Troubling Record of Brad Schimel

How has state Attorney General failed? Let us count the ways.

Op Ed: John McCain and Republican Values
Op Ed

John McCain and Republican Values

He’s a patriot and man of character. Contrast this to Trump, Vukmir and Nicholson.

Op Ed: Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles
Op Ed

Republicans Have Abandoned Their Principles

And voters may make them pay in November.

Earth Day forum with Spencer Black
Press Release

Earth Day forum with Spencer Black

The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, April 21, in the Firefly Room of the Wauwatosa Public Library.

Op Ed: How Walker Destroyed Bipartisan Conservation
Op Ed

How Walker Destroyed Bipartisan Conservation

Democrats and Republicans agreed on need to protect state’s environment. Not any more.

Op Ed: Democrats Beware Overconfidence
Op Ed

Democrats Beware Overconfidence

Republicans are vulnerable in 2018, but nothing is assured.

Op Ed: Wisconsin’s “Fall From Grace”
Op Ed

Wisconsin’s “Fall From Grace”

Insider article by Judge Lynn Adelman reveals how key decision transformed state.

Op Ed: Trump Waging War Against the Outdoors
Op Ed

Trump Waging War Against the Outdoors

Attacking national parks, weakening pollution rules, the list is long.

Murphy’s Law: 11 Sure-Fire Predictions For 2018
Murphy’s Law

11 Sure-Fire Predictions For 2018

How crazy will 2018 be? Let us count the ways.

Op Ed: Mining Bill Will Pollute the State
Op Ed

Mining Bill Will Pollute the State

And will overturn 1998 law passed overwhelmingly and backed by most voters.

Murphy’s Law: Pat Roggensack On the Warpath
Murphy’s Law

Pat Roggensack On the Warpath

Supreme Court chief justice slams Journal Sentinel, Janine Geske, and others.

Op-Ed: Wisconsin’s Water Resources Under Threat
Op-Ed

Wisconsin’s Water Resources Under Threat

State leaders and DNR now side with water polluters over citizens.

Op-Ed: Walker’s High Speed Folly
Op-Ed

Walker’s High Speed Folly

Was governor’s biggest mistake turning down federal money for high speed rail?

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Wisconsin Ignores Climate Change

Republicans join Koch Brothers, opposing actions to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

The Secret Lobbyists

The Secret Lobbyists

Lobbyists must register to lobby the legislature but can work in secret to get the big money from government contracts. Why?

Murphy’s Law: Can New President Darnell Cole Rescue MATC?
Murphy’s Law

Can New President Darnell Cole Rescue MATC?

Not long after arriving in town, new MATC president Darnell Cole called Greater Milwaukee Committee President Bob Milbourne and asked to meet.

Murphy’s Law: Is Ald. Herron Leaving Town?
Murphy’s Law

Is Ald. Herron Leaving Town?

City Hall has been rife with rumors that Ald. Terrance Herron is leaving Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Scott Jensen’s Big Shakedown
Murphy’s Law

Scott Jensen’s Big Shakedown

Rep. Jon Richards was feeling a little lonely.

Murphy’s Law: Is the State Legislature Still a Men’s Club?
Murphy’s Law

Is the State Legislature Still a Men’s Club?

It was the gunfight at the Capitol corral and only men were invited.

Murphy’s Law: Antonio Riley’s Campaign Coffer Looks Mayoral
Murphy’s Law

Antonio Riley’s Campaign Coffer Looks Mayoral

News reports have made much of the money raised by Ald. Marvin Pratt and Ald. Tom Nardelli, speculating about their chances for mayor.