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Writing on Urban Milwaukee, business writer John Torinus insists that Donald Trump's tariffs are hurting Wisconsin's economy. Not only that, Torinus declares, Trump's immigration policies are making it difficult for state employers to fill jobs. With friends like Donald Trump, Wisconsin doesn't need any enemies, he says.

The Racine Journal Times is wondering why so many people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Somehow our response to help Puerto Ricans was inadequate and we need to know why, it adds.

The world may not like the U.S., but do other countries respect us? asks Madison's rightie blogger David Blaska. The blogger maintains that Trump's actions at the G-7 meeting didn't wreck it as the liberal media maintains. Rather, it reset our relations with other countries, which is needed, he claims.

The silly season has begun and Republicans think we're dumb, comments leftie blogger Jeff Simpson. The blogger takes off on ads Republicans ran leading up to today's 42nd Assembly District race between Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd and GOPer Jon Plumer. Simpson insists they are patently misleading and play loose with the facts.

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Democurmudgeon blogger John Peterson takes off on state Sen. Leah Vukmir, claiming that while new CIA head Gina Haspel now disavows torture, Vukmir apparently still supports it as she continues to hammer away at U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin for voting against Haspel's confirmation over the issue.

Caffeinated Politics blogger Gregory Humphrey is dumbfounded by the reception given porn start Stormy Daniels at a Middleton gentlemen's club over the weekend. She's not an American hero, Dane County notwithstanding, he insists. 

Appleton Post Crescent guest columnist Kevin Wilkinson remembers how his teasing of a childhood classmate wound up teaching him a lesson in friendship. He and others teased the classmate because he was different and now after all these years it pains Wilkinson to remember all that.