Stories tagged: "Editorial"

Auto workers picket outside Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne County. (The 'Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
The Auto Workers Strike Expands to Wisconsin. Here’s What It Means in the Short-Term and for All Workers.

While car prices and inventories are among the immediate impacts of the dispute, we should be mindful of how all workers are helped or hurt by the eventual outcome.

State Capitol dome interior
What a Waste: Squandering Most of a Massive Budget Surplus on Tax Breaks for Millionaires Robs Wisconsin of So Much

Republicans in the Legislature didn’t surprise anyone by taking the most fiscally irresponsible position possible with $7 billion, but it still stings to see how a win-win deal was right in front of them and then rejected.

Jeff Smith Truck Sign
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.

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.

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.

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