This is a quid pro quo. It is a corrupt quid pro quo. It is a proven quid pro quo.
An estimated 20,000 people—including many children—are homeless in Wisconsin as winter approaches. Living out of cars, in tents or on the street, they need a hand up from their quiet suffering.
Arguing red and blue politics is a polarizing task these days. Witness President Donald Trump’s rally and its aftermath last week at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The sickening decline of politics in 2019 continued this weekend with the showing at a right-wing conference of a video that depicted President Donald Trump massacring a church full of people.
What with trade wars, floods and other disruptions, this has been a tough year for America’s Midwestern farmers, especially those who grow corn. To make matters worse, the demand for ethanol, which consumes 40 percent of the nation’s corn, has flattened in recent years, mainly because we don…
Editor's note: The Gazette Editorial Board reached out to six local legislators to gauge their support or opposition to the editorial board's proposal to place habitual drunken drivers under the supervision of the state Department of Health while using alcohol sensing devices to monitor them…
Early in his administration, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was asked to produce a letter he’d gotten from departing Gov. Scott Walker, during the transition. He initially refused, claiming it was a “purely personal” communication outside of the reach of the state’s open records law.
College athletes have always been barred from receiving financial compensation for the cash cow they create—perhaps until now.
You might think that when a company has a long record of polluting our drinking water, including a recent chemical spill that killed thousands of fish in Lake Michigan, state and federal officials would spring into action.
On Milton School District disclosing that a group of students made an “offensive symbol” on a school’s gym floor: I hope the Milton School District takes this teaching opportunity to teach all of its students why the action was offensive, perhaps with a holocaust survivor or some other way t…
Americans will have more freedom of choice now that the Trump administration’s Department of Energy has set about undoing Obama-era regulations targeting incandescent light bulbs in favor of light-emitting diode bulbs. Trump critics are trying to raise the specter of consumer and planetary h…
While most of Washington was on vacation in August, lobbyists for doctors were busy placing ads attacking the recent effort in Congress to end “surprise medical bills”—the practice of slapping unsuspecting patients with huge out-of-pocket charges they couldn’t see coming. The blitz might be …
“A North Texas man was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to … a Pakistani-based foreign terrorist organization.”
More than 170 news outlets around the world devoted coverage to climate change this month for a project dubbed Covering Climate Now.
It’s a truism that capitalists don’t like competition—especially for workers. In recent decades, American companies have tried to limit this problem by requiring millions of employees to sign contracts prohibiting them from moving to rival firms.
The imperious presidency of Donald J. Trump has assaulted the rule of law in America from every angle. Overshadowed by Russian meddling and political interference with law enforcement, Trump’s flagrant quest to profit from his office has received insufficient scrutiny.
For millennia, humankind has looked to the heavens. We have gazed in wonder, searched for inspiration, and let loose our imagination about things we cannot now, and might never, see.
Fall has arrived, and you know what that means. No, we’re not talking about raking the leaves or wearing scary costumes. It’s flu shot time. Will you get one? That’s our question for this week’s poll. Participate online at GazetteXtra.com. The results are not scientific.
One of my early role models was my grandfather, Blair Testin. He was a robust man who was filled with energy and a heart and mind for service. He worked for the state of Wisconsin as an expert on the state’s retirement system, and he passed his interest in government on to me.
I was trained as a journalist, and in my life’s work I’ve dealt regularly with news reporters and editors for well over 30 years. For longer than that, I’ve heard people complain bitterly about supposed media bias. In recent years the complaints have intensified and grown ugly, threatening t…
It’s reassuring that President Trump says he’s in “no rush” to respond militarily to last weekend’s devastating air attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities—attacks Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo blamed on Iran.
As climate change increasingly becomes a major issue in the Democratic presidential primary, more candidates are releasing detailed plans to deal with the crisis. But so far only two—Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke—have connected the issue to immigration.
City staff leading the Monterey Area River Restoration project awoke on Friday morning confused by The Gazette’s editorial that further muddied the waters of the MARR project by failing to present all the facts.
The number of Americans without health insurance rose last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and Democrats say this justifies more government control. Yet the reality is more complicated—in particular, note that having a Medicaid card is no guarantee of great medical care.
In May, as the Legislature’s Republican-controlled budget committee considered a plan to spend far less on education than what Democrat Gov. Tony Evers proposed, Sheila Plotkin started filing public records requests.
Kids are sneaking hits from it in school bathrooms. Students younger than eighth grade are trying it. Kids are selling their belongings to buy it. Wisconsin is the epicenter of the e-cigarette epidemic.
Wisconsin needs a chief law enforcement officer who is fully empowered to do his job. Yet, Attorney General Josh Kaul is hamstrung by legislative Republicans.