Editor’s Letter


Campaign Checklist Years
Here Are 3 Takeaways from the 2022 Election and 3 Things to Watch

Democracy is a journey, so the work will ramp up again shortly to plan for races in 2023 and 2024.

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Evers’ Victory Shows How Ideas and Conversations Can Overcome Cynicism and Nonstop Ads

Never underestimate the power of simply telling people what you plan to do and basing it in the search for common ground.

The interior of the first floor of the Haymarket Landing building in downtown Eau Claire sits empty. Foxconn Technology Group announced plans in summer 2018 to locate 150 jobs at the Haymarket building and a former Wells Fargo bark site. Nearly two years later, Foxconn has backed out of buying the bank building and has done no work on the Haymarket building. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Evers’ Main Street Approach to Pandemic Relief Is a Welcome Change After Foxconn and Trump

Home run hitters make a lot more outs than the small-ball specialists who string a bunch of singles and doubles into a higher score.

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Ron Johnson Working Overtime for Big Banks Means Many Wisconsin Workers Aren’t Getting Overtime Pay

Votes and quotes from Wisconsin’s Republican senator show a preference for policies that favor businesses, banks, and credit card companies over workers and consumers.

Capitol Riot Investigation The Targets
The Jan. 6 Insurrection Was Not an Isolated Event. In Wisconsin, the List of Suspicious or Illegal Activities Is Long.

The hearings by a special congressional committee should be treated as a warning—complacency only helps those who want to tear down our democracy.

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Dusk falls over the Capitol Monday after Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
To Rep. Tom Tiffany, Co-Sponsor of Impeaching a Biden Cabinet Officer: Don’t Go There

Only one Cabinet secretary has ever been impeached, but Tiffany—already supportive of the Jan. 6 insurrection—wants to start a new trend that can only end badly for the country he professes to love.