Donald Trump’s strategy in his trade war with China boils down to inflicting sufficient economic pain to eventually force Beijing’s leaders to make the concessions the president wants—whatever those may be. That’s the obvious purpose of the tariffs he plans to impose on another $200 billion …
In the new superhero movie “Incredibles 2,” the baby, Jack-Jack, freaks out his family when he morphs into a destructive demon. NATO members who have been on the receiving end of Donald Trump’s blasts as he prepared for a summit in Brussels—“we’re schmucks for paying for the whole thing”—see…
The funerals are over. We said goodbye to John McNamara on Tuesday at the University of Maryland. In the days since the rampage in the Capital Gazette offices that killed John, Rebecca Smith, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman and Rob Hiaasen, family, friends and colleagues have gathered to say a final farewell.
The indications of a warming world are numerous and hard to miss. Last year was the third-warmest year on record for both the planet and the United States—exceeded only by 2015 and 2016. In June, scientists reported that Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice since 1992—yielding “enough …
The Supreme Court just dealt unions a crushing blow, but they've endured worse — and come out stronger. The U.S. Supreme Court has just dealt unions a bruising blow. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled that public sector employees who benefit from unions’ collective bargaining services will no longer have to pay for them.
Mexico entered a brave old world on Sunday by electing former Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador to a six-year term as president. The 64-year-old left-wing populist has lost twice, in 2006 and 2012, but this time he won against two weak candidates while promising more moderate policies.
I am so proud to welcome UW-Rock County to the UW-Whitewater family. On July 1, our campuses officially came together as part of the statewide restructuring of the UW System.
The lives lost at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday are a powerful reminder of just how false the press-as-the-enemy narrative is.
With Foxconn formally breaking ground in Racine County on Thursday, it is appropriate to review the basics of this historic opportunity for Wisconsin. Foxconn’s investment will be one of the largest of its kind by a foreign-based company in U.S. history. Foxconn will create the first liquid …
Justice Anthony Kennedy was the buffer for the Supreme Court’s ideological camps, absorbing the stress generated by the nation’s ragged cultural divide and reliably delivering a decisive swing vote. His vote was often one of brokered moderation.
The Supreme Court is a real piece of work. Over the last few days it’s been popping off far-right proclamations like a drunk uncle at Thanksgiving. Except this uncle gets to make the rules in your house, and he can stay there until he dies.
There’s still hope for political moderates in both major parties who believe that compromise and cooperation are the best way to conduct America’s business. The tea party, which rode a wave of popular discontent to seize 87 congressional seats starting with the 2010 election, is seeing its f…
Over the years, but especially in 2008, the year of California’s hateful Proposition 8, I wrote regularly about LGBT rights. I cheered the California Supreme Court decision that opened the door to same-sex marriage. I wrote about the unfair standards to which gay and lesbian couples were bei…
Discussing the issues and my vision for the future of our country is a responsibility I take seriously as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Gazette editorial (“So far, Steil not showing substance,” Sunday) misses the mark.
In both houses of Congress and on both sides of the aisle, lawmakers seem ready to address America’s glaring prison problem. It’s important that they not settle for half-measures, but rather seize this opportunity to overhaul federal criminal sentencing.
During the week of June 19, cities around the country marked Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Would Republicans in Congress stay mute if a president imposed income or sales taxes on U.S. industries on an arbitrary whim? We doubt it, so it’s dispiriting to see Senate Republicans let Donald Trump impose tens of billions of dollars in border taxes without so much as a vote of protest.
When I read reports that first lady Melania Trump, en route to visit immigrant kids detained at the border, wore a jacket that read “I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U” I thought it was, like, an implication. Not, you know, literal.
Here’s a reason not to root for Mexico in the World Cup soccer tournament: fans of El Tri chanting anti-gay slurs at players on the field.
A quick pop quiz: The University of Chicago surprised the education world when it decided to A) no longer require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores; B) move to Indiana; C) stop admitting students from Canada; or D) issue each student a comfort pet.
The decision by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to drop plans for debates featuring candidates in the hotly contested primaries among Democrats running for governor and Republicans running for the U.S. Senate is deeply disappointing.
When we’re old and sick and poor, we might be forced to keep warm by burning all the government reports that we ignored, warning us that Social Security and Medicare are running out of money; the latest such report was issued last week.
What is Congress for? It’s a serious question, and one we ask now in context of the larger immigration debate that has been unfurling across the country for the past few years.
There’s a man from southern Wisconsin who has a story of hope and inspiration. But that wasn’t always the case. For Kyle Pucek, an ankle injury at 23 turned into an addiction to heroin that nearly took his life.
There are many items which are rightfully placed in the “win” column for Gov. Scott Walker. Economic development, check. Lower tax burden on individuals and businesses, check. Low unemployment, check. Educational opportunities and workforce development, check.
On a recent Monday, my kitchen was full of breakfast options: apple-topped streusel, lemon poppyseed muffins, almond Danish. There were also ripe bananas, dented boxes of cereal and several cartons of eggs, each with one cracked and cemented in its cardboard divot, but 11 intact and gleaming.
After the all-important college acceptances, the next vital pieces of paper arrive: financial aid “award” letters. High school seniors and their parents have to scrutinize each grant, scholarship and loan option to figure out which college they can afford and exactly what it will cost to set…
Where does the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association get off trying to predetermine for the voters who their candidate for governor should be?
The low U.S. labor force participation rate has several causes, but a major one is the disincentive to work created by government programs. The Republican Party’s growth wing has spent years developing ideas for addressing these incentives not to work and rise up the economic ladder, and the…
So far this year, on average, there has been about one fatal school shooting per week, with the most recent being the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that killed 10.
It’s been said that only Nixon could have gone to China. This week a professor at a top Chinese university told me, with just a hint of slyness, “Maybe only Donald Trump could make peace with North Korea.”
My aunt died on May 3, 2017, emaciated, yellow with jaundice, but clear-headed for the first time in years. Sobriety and good medical treatment will do that. For a brief while, we met the real her. She was kind, funny, and wise.
He was the most powerful man in the world. She was a 21-year-old intern. They had an illicit affair in the White House. He went on to make millions of dollars and was revered by millions of people while she was shamed into silence and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
China’s economic and military rise is now generally seen as hostile to the interests of the United States. The problem is complicated, however, by China’s clever exploitation of rising nationalist and anti-globalist sentiment in the United States.
We get it. The relationship between reporters and the government officials they cover can be testy. And if officials sometimes find it irksome to have the free press poking endlessly around their business, we understand.