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Civility alone cannot overcome essential, philosophic policy differences. Nice Tony should take a cue from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as he decides how to respond to the laws passed by the GOP Legislature during the lame-duck session. 

Artist Jerry Butler created the work for the Central Library “Angels and Demons” show in less than a year. Butler wanted to show the “angels” who’d supported him — mostly women, like his late sister Ronnie and his Aunt Wilma who died in a car accident when she was in her 20s — and the demons…

At 71, Jerry Butler has entered one of the most prolific seasons of his long artistic career. He makes work in his west side studio for eight hours every day, layering colorful paper and black and white photographs with acrylic paint to create striking collage portraits.

"True freedom and prosperity don't come from the clumsy hand of government," Walker recently tweeted. The only time Walker supported the free market is in policies affecting working people, like the minimum wage. When it comes to big corporations like Foxconn and Kimberly-Clark, he's all in favor of government interference.

Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.

Lindsay Christians has been writing about the fine arts, food and wine for The Capital Times since 2008. She has a masters in theater research from UW-Madison and hosts the food podcast The Corner Table. Find her at @LindsayC608.

Steven Elbow joined The Capital Times in 1999 and has covered law enforcement in addition to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison.

Katelyn Ferral is The Cap Times' public affairs and investigative reporter. She joined the paper in 2015 and previously covered the energy industry for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She's also covered state politics and government in North Carolina.

Jason Joyce took over as news editor of The Capital Times in 2013.

Erik Lorenzsonn is the Cap Times' tech and culture reporter. He joined the team in 2016, after having served as an online editor for Wisconsin Public Radio and having written for publications like The Progressive Magazine and The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music.

Pat Schneider covers higher education for the Cap Times, the most recent in a variety of assignments that has included legal issues, city government, community-building, immigration and K-12 education. You can follow her @PatSchneiderCT. 

Lisa Speckhard Pasque is the The Capital Times' metro reporter. She joined the paper in 2016 and primarily covers neighborhoods, transportation and development. Follow her on Twitter @lisapasque.

Negassi Tesfamichael is the local education reporter at The Cap Times. He joined the paper in 2018. He previously worked as an intern at WISC-TV/ and at POLITICO. Find him at @_NegassiT. 

Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital  Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.