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Steven Walters: Here’s how the state spends your tax dollars

Voters who on Nov. 8 will elect legislators who will write the next two-year state budget may want to know: What 10 programs cost the most state tax dollars in the current budget? How much of your cash do those 10 programs take? How did the top 10...

Dick Polman: AP gets zilch on Clinton Foundation

The mainstream media has a tough time “balancing” the coverage of a presidential campaign where one candidate is temperamentally suited for the Oval Office and the other candidate belongs in a middle school locker room, snapping wet towels....

Kathleen Parker: Taking aim at Hillary’s heel

When I wrote the headline “Hillary's heel,” I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.

Hillary Clinton's Achilles' heel is her very Clinton-ness....

Susan Brown: Media bias floods Louisiana

The recent flooding in Baton Rouge is a study in media bias if you compare it to media coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

While Baton Rouge flooded, President Obama continued to play golf at Martha's Vineyard, as if nothing was happening, and the...

Steven Walters: Two taxes loom large next legislative session

If Republicans keep control of the Legislature in Nov. 8 elections, will a H-U-G-E two-step budget deal be considered?

Step 1: Eliminate the personal property tax, which the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says (WTA) totals about $287 million a...

Gerson: Why young voters find Trump a turn-off

People always remember their first presidential vote—their first participation in the largest decision of American democracy.

In high school, I was a rather awkward, nerdish history buff (my wife would dispute the verb tense). I was also...

Steven Walters: Commission’s mission: fix voting-laws confusion
The commission is in the middle of a complicated, bitter fight between opponents and champions of dozens of changes to state voting laws enacted since Republicans took power in 2011.
Other Views: Pretending the economy is OK

The state of the economy is a major issue in every presidential election. As Yale economist Ray Fair has documented, people really do vote their pocketbooks: Below-trend GDP growth, rising unemployment or increasing inflation almost always dooms the...

Parker: Trump's head case
Two years ago, Karl Rove caused a stir when he planted a seed that Hillary Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a fall. My, how things have changed.
Steven Walters: Exploring reasons Wisconsin is a presidential battleground
No Republican candidate for President has won Wisconsin in seven elections dating back to 1984. Why, then, is Wisconsin considered a battleground state in the Nov. 8 presidential election?

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