The latest economic news appears to be driving President Donald Trump into a deep emotional funk. As much as he likes to portray his economic management as a miracle that outpaces anything his predecessors accomplished, it’s more like a myth. The numbers don’t lie, no matter how desperately …
Perhaps you’ve been reading that the Trump administration wants to make it easier to eliminate polar bears, spotted owls and other species from the face of the earth. As ever in Donald Trump’s Washington, the reality is different, so allow us to explain.
Congress could run into constitutional problems if it seeks to combat domestic terrorism using the same legal tools employed against foreign terrorist groups.
There's apparently a vocal minority of white people who go to Southern plantations expecting Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara.
Why should any gun owner send money to an organization that is increasingly ineffective on policy, though highly effective at keeping a few people rich?
The Trump administration announced reckless and potentially devastating new rules Monday that will weaken the Endangered Species Act, which currently bestows a mantle of protection over 1,663 species of animals and plants. Of those, 1,275 are considered endangered and close to extinction. An…
For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Wisconsin, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58% between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Wisconsin residents increased only 12.9 percent. Prescription drugs don’t work i…
This week, an interim regulation comes into effect to ban federal agencies from buying telecommunications and surveillance products from Huawei. The law is well overdue—in addition to protecting American intellectual property, the rule will finally help safeguard the privacy of American citizens.
Fifty years ago, when I was 19, I got the assignment from the trade magazine Billboard to cover the Woodstock Festival because none of the older writers wanted to go. My review the following week rhapsodically began, “About 400,000 rock fans gave peace a chance Aug. 15-18, and it worked.”
One of the easiest ways to combat climate change is to stop tearing down old trees. This is why it is everyone’s problem that new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to chop away at the Amazon rainforest, the world’s greatest reserve of old-growth forest.
Some two-thirds of the nation’s farmers cast their votes for Donald Trump in 2016, as did a similar percentage of non-farmers in rural, small-town America. They entrusted him to confront burdensome regulation, lower taxes and improve trade.
A murderous madness broke out in America the weekend of Aug. 3, extending from El Paso, Texas, to Dayton, Ohio, 13 hours later. Two shootings, two inexplicable events. Many dead.
As Justice Shirley Abrahamson ends her tenure on the Wisconsin Supreme Court after 43 years and more than 1,300 authored opinions, she leaves a rich legacy of legal scholarship, importantly including her support for government transparency.
From today’s edition of what-were-they-thinking?: Some affluent Lake County, Illinois, parents used the court system to transfer guardianship of their teenage children to other people solely to get access to college financial aid intended for the needy.
Two years after the series “13 Reasons Why” debuted, Netflix has finally edited out a graphic and highly controversial suicide scene.
The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard famously observed that if everyone is a Lutheran then no one is a Lutheran. What he meant is that if you’re born into a culture in which everybody has a similar worldview, you don’t have an opportunity to develop genuine belief because your conviction…
The Legislature passed a bipartisan bill mandating the closure of the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile detention facilities, and Gov. Scott Walker signed it into law in 2018. The law also mandated the establishment of new locations for juvenile detainees to be housed.