Opinion


Demonstrators for tax reform frequently cite tax breaks enjoyed by pharmaceutical companies, the oil and gas industry, and individual billionaires such as businessman Jeff Bezos, whose image was depicted on a mobile billboard near the US Capitol on May 17, 2021 by the group "Patriotic Millionaires." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Op-Ed: Pharma Companies Make Billions on Taxpayer-Funded Drugs, Yet Dodge Taxes. Congress Must Fix the System.

Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars selling overpriced products developed with taxpayer dollars, but they’re still able to dodge tax payments. It’s time for Congress to fix this broken system.

The Wisconsin Capitol building dominates the skyline of downtown Madison in this photo from Jan. 28, 2021. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Red City, Blue City—Two Mayors Ask the Legislature to Recommit to Wisconsin’s Cities

Column from the mayors of Brookfield and Madison on the ever-rising cost of local services, even as the state provides less over time.

Andrea Palm, the former secretary-designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the coronavirus shortly after Gov. Tony Evers declares a public emergency on March 12, 2020. 
Palm has been picked by President Joe Biden to be the deputy secretary of his Health and Human Services administration. (Photo © Andy Manis)
OP-ED: We Need Andrea Palm and Xavier Becerra in Biden’s Health and Human Services

Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa urges Congress to approve Becerra to be Health and Human Services secretary.

Congressional staffers hold their hands up while Capitol Police Swat teams check everyone in the room as they secure the United States Capitol. The supporters of President Donald Trump stormed a session of Congress on January 6, attempting to disrupt or halt efforts to certify Joe Biden's election win (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Opinion: Johnson and Tiffany Must Resign or Be Expelled

Breaking their oath to uphold the Constitution, they cannot be trusted to serve all of us if their loyalty is to mob rule.

Few things can melt away life's daily challenges and spark gratitude quite like being on Lake Wissota at sunset. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
At UpNorthNews, We Have Our Own Reasons to Give Thanks

The team shares some thoughts on remembering the bright spots of 2020.

Sore Losers: Trump Is Trying to Burn Down the House—His Wisconsin Enablers Need to Stop Handing Him Matches

Managing Editor Pat Kreitlow on how Wisconsin's infamous 'lame duck' session demonstrates the damage that can be done by disgruntled workers who've been fired.

Vos to State: ‘Drop Dead’

Managing Editor Pat Kreitlow says the difference between this headline and the 1975 Gerald Ford classic is literally a matter of life or death.