Climate change battle must address skepticism of those on tight budgets
One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed.
On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.
The hyperbole has been excessive during the last week.
WASHINGTON — A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: “Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost.”
The Bears should tackle the Packers with Xs and Os — not with legal briefs
This State Journal letter to the editor ran on Dec. 13, 1978:
You may not have noticed this, but since last month’s midterm elections the Republican party has been speaking out strongly for campaign finance reform.
This spring, I taught an investigative reporting class at UW-Madison that investigated the state of Wisconsin’s democracy. We interviewed current and former lawmakers and activists on the left and right, consulted public opinion polls, talked to regular people and tapped experts who study vo…
Former President George H.W. Bush was sent off with the pomp and ceremony befitting his many years of public service to his country. He deserved the accolades.
Consumers are uneasy about privacy while governments fear oligopoly
In this week's political podcast, Milfred and Hands aren't buying the Assembly speaker's lame excuses for a post-election heist of trump cards that voters dealt to euchre-loving Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers.
We all know that Donald Trump is the braggart in chief. But a close second may be Joe Biden, whose humble brags often know little humility.
Mueller's leniency of president's former colleague suggests he has shared a lot
A few movie scenes are guaranteed to put a lump in my throat every time. Near the top of the list is the end of “Saving Private Ryan,” Steven Spielberg’s World War II masterpiece.
Arkansas school wrong to punish its newspaper for exposing athletic scandal
The peaceful transfer of power in republican democracies requires that lawmakers do not change the job descriptions, between Election Day and Inauguration Day, of the elected offices their party lost.
In the wake of a comprehensive report on the projected effects of climate change nearly a century into the future — a report funded by the U.S. government and compiled by agencies within President Trump’s own administration — many on the right have banged their predictable drums to either le…
The year was 1979. As a staff photographer for the Wisconsin State Journal, I had earlier photographed candid pictures of George H.W. Bush during an editorial board meeting in the State Journal newsroom.
On hearing George H.W. Bush passed away, our first thought turned not to his time in the Oval Office but to his daughter Robin. The second child and the elder daughter of George and Barbara Bush, Pauline Robinson Bush died of leukemia before her fourth birthday in 1953. George Bush would lat…
No one even knows how many girls there were.
But can supporters for sensible safeguards in wake of mass shootings maintain momentum?
OUR VIEW: Ramming through unvetted bills for partisan advantage violates public trust
Warehousing offenders isn't working for inmates, society or taxpayers