Stories tagged: "opinion"

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Michels Vows to Oppose ‘Red Flag’ Laws That Keep Guns Away From Dangerous Individuals

A July 2022 Marquette Poll found that more than 80% of Wisconsinites support ‘red flag’ laws amid a surge in deadly mass shootings across the nation.

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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John R. Hopkins and Susan Lince are the co-owners of Artists Squared Gallery and Artists on the Byway Gallery in Washburn. (Photo submitted)
Opinion: Why Wisconsin’s Main Streets Are Booming

Government investment has helped small businesses and Wisconsin's economy thrive despite the pandemic, two business owners write.