As the community and the Air Force take the next steps toward a final decision, we have an opportunity to work together to propose solutions, reach compromises and forge a partnership that benefits all of Madison.
Jessie Opoien is the Capital Times' opinion editor. She joined the Cap Times in 2013, covering state government and politics for the bulk of her time as a reporter. She has also covered music, culture and education in Madison and Oshkosh.
Let’s debate the merits of the proposals that have been reintroduced and summarily dismissed session after session in Wisconsin’s Legislature. Let’s weigh the pros and the cons, propose alternatives and seek areas of agreement.
I’ve decided that we all need to do whatever it is that keeps us sane — within reason. So for me, right now, this is within reason and this is that.
It is true that we have had mass shootings for a long time. It is also true that shootings have gotten deadlier in the last decade. It is true, too, that the numbers don’t matter to the people who die, to their friends, their families, their neighbors, their coworkers. The numbers are people.
Earlier this month, I said goodbye to my childhood home, or at least, I tried.
Our country is made great by the opportunity and promise it offers to those who wish to make it better for all who live within its borders. Progress does not happen without critical reflection.
The U.S. women’s team lawsuit to gain equal pay and working conditions shows some problems remain unsolved, but it’s up to the rest of us to fight in our own ways for equity for everyone.
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We live in a relentless cycle of anger that has made us numb to true outrages. This is one of them.