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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community columnist John Eyster.
John W. Eyster: Principle of integrity of US Elections
John W. Eyster: Principle of integrity of US Elections
John shares his disappointment with what he calls "the undermining of our American democracy" by Donald Trump at Wednesday's debate.
John W. Eyster: Ryan, Trump meeting has high stakes
John W. Eyster: Ryan, Trump meeting has high stakes
John looks at the importance of Thursday's meeting between Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
John W. Eyster: Fact-check election campaigns
John W. Eyster: Fact-check election campaigns
John urges voters to fact-check the election campaigns before going to the polls.
John W. Eyster: Spring election right around the corner
John W. Eyster: Spring election right around the corner
John wants to know what you think as the state prepares to elect a Justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
John W. Eyster: Evangelical Christians and Trump
John W. Eyster: Evangelical Christians and Trump
John wrestles with the question of how Evangelical Christians can support Donald Trump.
John W. Eyster: On President's Day and political polarization
John W. Eyster: On President's Day and political polarization
In 1860, there were four major candidates running for president. Abraham Lincoln won with just 39.8 percent of the popular vote.
John W. Eyster: Significant election one week from today
John W. Eyster: Significant election one week from today
John urges you to take part in the February 16 primary election, which he considers significant for the state of Wisconsin.
John W. Eyster: Why Leif Erikson and the Nobel Peace Prize are related
John W. Eyster: Why Leif Erikson and the Nobel Peace Prize are related
There's a surprising connection between explorer Leif Erikson and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, community columnist John W. Eyster writes.
John W. Eyster: How are you celebrating U.S. Constitution Day?
John W. Eyster: How are you celebrating U.S. Constitution Day?
Thursday marks U.S. Constitution Day, the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. But what would life be like if that day never happened? John W. Eyster asks.
John W. Eyster: Reflecting on 9/11's 14th anniversary
John W. Eyster: Reflecting on 9/11's 14th anniversary
Fourteen years ago Friday, John W. Eyster was watching the morning news as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks unfolded. Where were you on 9/11?