Editor’s Letter

Romney Johnson
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.

Evers, Kleefisch, Ramthun, Nicholson, and Michels
Tim Michels’ Entrance Into the Race for Governor Comes With an Ad That Could Be Rated Using Eye Rolls

Hitting a bunch of the squares on a right-wing Bingo card doesn’t qualify someone to run Wisconsin’s executive branch.

Commissions and Courts Are Not the Only Ones Who Can Enforce Election Rules—Voters Need to Play a Role

It may mean voting in a new direction sometimes, but democracy only works if we don’t reward the authoritarian wannabes.

A passenger is removed from a United Airlines flight in Miami, on March 17, 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration logged a record 5,981 reports of unruly passenger behavior last year—more than 70% involving passengers refusing to comply with well-known and widely advertised face mask safeguards. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
Time to Punch Back Against the Bullies

A new law increasing penalties for threatening healthcare workers in Wisconsin is a good start. From air travel to school boards, there’s more work to be done.