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Sarah Maughan

East High principal Mike Hernandez is stepping down to become chief of high schools for the Madison school district. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Republican lawmakers are spinning their evisceration of Gov. Evers’ budget, talking about their “historic investment” in schools. They’re deliberately obscuring the facts. Read more

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In announcing her resignation, Jen Cheatham struck a valedictory note. So did her supporters. No one mentioned a divided district or demoralized staff. Read more

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David Michael Miller

One ruling staying the Republican lame-duck power grab has been overturned on appeal, the other ruling still stands. Whatever happens next, the lawsuits shine a light on the indefensible, undemocratic legislative majority. Read more

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Over the last couple of decades Midwestern dairy farmers and the Mexican workers who endure danger and hardship to come north and milk their cows have developed a deep, interdependent relationship. Read more

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“We’ve gotten away from who we are and the values that make Wisconsin great,” Gov. Tony Evers declared in his inaugural address. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Questions about what exactly happened at the prom shoot in Baraboo and what it all means remain unresolved. But toxic social media reaction has not helped matters. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The sense of wounded entitlement Kavanaugh expressed in his temper tantrum before the Senate Judiciary Committee reminded me of the attitudes of the disaffected jocks at Yale. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The iPhone maker’s plant in Wisconsin will reportedly generate 3,000 to 13,000 new jobs with an average salary of $53,000, plus benefits. But the company’s track record is troubling. Read more

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Conservative Justice Michael Gableman pushed through a proposal to hide administrative court proceedings from public view. In doing so, he treated two women justices from the liberal camp, who are far more distinguished than he is, with contempt. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Ruth Conniff has long promised to take her kids to a Spanish-speaking country. For reasons both personal and political, she says the time is right to spend a year in Oaxaca. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Scott Walker’s budget is designed to promote individualism over community, and to unwind public services and the whole idea of the public good. Read more

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Appalled by Trump’s gaffes, scandals and ill-conceived executive orders, progressives are waging a persistent rebellion across the land. One key to making sure the movement lives on: “Keep giving people something to do.” Read more

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David Michael Miller

Up until the bitter cold struck, people were sleeping outside the Veterans Museum. The city of Madison has made some progress addressing homelessness, but the awful reality is present every day. Read more

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David Michael Miller

For progressives, the real challenge is to push back against a vision of society that says kids should only get as much health care, education and opportunity as their parents can afford. Read more

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David Michael Miller

When we are done obsessing over Donald Trump, we progressives need to get back to building a majoritarian movement. We got a glimpse of what that might look during the Capitol protests, and in the Sanders campaign. That potential is still there. Read more

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Do conservatives endorse seeking donations from wealthy donors in exchange for special favors? Do conservatives think political campaigns should be free to coordinate with outside groups? Leaked John Doe documents force these questions. Read more

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The school board Aug. 15 declined to vote on a proposed referendum authorizing Madison schools to exceed state-imposed revenue caps. It meets again on Aug. 29 — this will be the board’s last opportunity to get a referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read more

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David Michael Miller

The Republican takeover of Wisconsin government has been devastating to progressive values. But while the GOP is in a national meltdown, the state party is still strong. Meanwhile, the Dems still don’t have a state ground game. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker and 11 other Republican governors want Congress to allow them to drug-test recipients of food stamps. We already know that drug testing welfare recipients was a waste of money. But policy outcomes are the point. Read more

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