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Carolyn Fath

Now is the time for centrist Democrats who want to defeat Donald Trump to move on from Joe Biden so that either Amy Klobuchar or Pete Buttigieg have some chance at winning the nomination. Read more

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American society is growing older, less healthy and less financially secure. So, what’s a boomer to do? Read more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin could be the “tipping point” state for 2020, just as it was in 2016. Read more

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Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin made history 100 years ago, becoming the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women voting rights. But Wisconsin is less progressive than your teachers told you — and still has a long way to go to reach gender equality. Read more

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Meet some of the Wisconsin women who fought for women’s right to vote: Mathilde Anneke, Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, Lila Peckham, Emma Brown, the Rev. Olympia Brown, Theodora Youmans, and Ada James. Read more

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David Michael Miller

We need to keep our eyes on the prize and that prize is a new president in January 2021. Read more

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Kori Feener

Bernie Sanders is picking up his 2020 campaign for president right where he left off his 2016 one. But will his message resonate with enough voters to secure the Democratic nomination? Read more

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Kori Feener

A crowd of 2,500 strong came out to “feel the Bern” at a chilly, lakeside rally at James Madison Park. Sanders says his 2016 campaign changed the priorities of Democratic candidates. He asked voters for support to “complete the revolution” in 2020. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The decision to fight the race on a culture war issue certainly did fire up the liberal Dane County base but that was more than compensated for by the conservative counter-reaction it seemed to provoke in the rest of the state. Read more

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Judge Brian Hagedorn should have been a dream opponent for progressives in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. But thanks to some lucky breaks, late spending and an uninspiring opponent, Hagedorn eked out a victory. Read more

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David Michael Miller

A sea change swept through city government on April 2, as voters replaced almost half of the Common Council. Read more

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Victoria Davis

With the election of three new members, Madison’s school board is now made up of all women and is more diverse. Read more

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Judge Lisa Neubauer appears to be the frontrunner in the state Supreme Court race, but a last-minute $1 million spending commitment from the Republican State Leadership Committee for challenger Judge Brian Hagedorn could change that. Read more

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Victoria Davis

A group funded by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has paid for $47,000 worth of mailers for challenger Satya Rhodes-Conway, while developers, CEOs and real estate agents are chipping in big for Mayor Paul Soglin. Read more

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Six candidates believe they have the experience and vision to help Madison schools grapple with racism, behavioral issues, the achievement gap and move. Isthmus talked to the candidates to find out why they’re running and what they want to achieve. Read more

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Ald. Samba Baldeh faces an opponent this spring — we’re guessing you’ve never heard of him. Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan reports on the council president’s unlikely challenger. Read more

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Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer, candidates for the Supreme Court, say they’ll be impartial and unbiased. Should voters believe them? Read more

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Mayor Paul Soglin won the mayoral primary but with only 28 percent of the vote. That’s not good news for an incumbent. Read more

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Jenny Peek

There were three primaries for school board seats. The top two vote-getters in each race will meet again on April 2. Read more

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