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OPINION

'Twas a night in Wisconsin

Twas a night in Wisconsin, when all through the state,
Not a conservative was feeling anything but great. >More
 Welcome to Wississippi, the right-to-work state

Scott Walker "dropped the bomb" back in 2011 with Act 10, which did away with most public employees' collective bargaining rights. Now the Republican leadership in our state Legislature is gearing up to throw a Molotov cocktail at all Wisconsin workers. Making Wisconsin a "right to work" state is at the top of the Republicans' agenda, according to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). >More
 Milwaukee may be as LGBT-friendly as Madison. Surprised?

The much-vaunted Progressive movement in Wisconsin was largely about pocketbook issues like worker's compensation, minimum wage and progressive taxation. On social issues the state was generally more conservative. But three recent studies on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) friendliness suggest the state is friendlier to alternative lifestyles than you might think. >More
 Wisconsin's incarceration addiction

Last week, a crowd of more than 200 marched downtown in response to events in Ferguson, Mo., where a grand jury declined to indict a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. The march, organized by the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition, began on State Street and ended on the steps of the City-County Building. >More
 Wisconsin now leads the attack on workers and the poor

In January, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson takes charge of the federal workforce as head of the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. One more reason for Russ Feingold, who is rumored to be considering a run for his old Senate seat, to come back from Africa. >More
 The liberal deer hunter

I have often thought that if Democrats could just figure out how to win a majority of the Wisconsin deer hunter vote they'd be running the state again. >More
 In Wisconsin, Republican attacks on university research go back a century

Wisconsin Republicans are triumphant about winning their biggest majorities in the state Legislature since the 1950s. And they seem determined to use their new power to drag the whole state back to that bygone era. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: A post-mortem on the 2014 election in Wisconsin

Isthmus contributor Alan Talaga wrote about the outcome of Wisconsin's gubernatorial election, one of several analyses for the cover story in the November 6 issue, and discussed his editorial with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Why Robin Vos is gunning for Kevin Kennedy

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is on the warpath. Vos (R-Burlington) says Kevin Kennedy, the director of the Government Accountability Board, is an "embarrassment" and that he "must go." >More
 Scott Walker's victory reflects the fault lines of our national politics

The Republican sweep in Wisconsin and across the nation propels us into a new era of right-wing triumphalism. Scott Walker's presidential campaign starts now. >More
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