Democracy in Crisis



  • The battle for Wisconsin

    Dan Kaufman looks at what happened to his home state of Wisconsin. The subtitle, "The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics," tells it all. more


  • Is Brad Schimel soft on rapists?

    When Wisconsin’s attorney general took office in 2015 he knew there was a backlog of more than 6,000 untested rape kits. He did little about it for years and there is still a backlog. more

  • Eggs over sleazy

    Bennett’s Meadowood Country Club — home of “porn in the morn” — marks 40 years of offending Madison. more


  • Fun with food

    The Tin Fox, a family-owned spot serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, balances reimagined comfort food with high-end modernist cuisine. more

  • To-do list: Move and vote

    Aug. 14 is move out day for many UW-Madison students. This year, it’s also the day of the August primary. Voting officials and university administrators have been trying to get the word out on how students can still vote. more


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  • Curated recommendations on eats, reads and more from Isthmus staff and contributors

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