Politics


Senators need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act

The For the People Act was the very first bill the Democratic-led Congress submitted after Joe Biden became President.

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Wisconsin faces permanent one party rule of legislature

In the decade that followed, the gerrymandering party never came close to losing control of either the state senate or the state assembly.

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Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering: the practice of dividing or arranging a territorial unit into election districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage in elections

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Reflecting on the importance of voting rights on this MLK Day

This week has been a good week for me as Editor. Middle Wisconsin received several good stories; so many, in fact, that some are being held until next month

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‘We thought that we would die’: Lawmakers probe painful Jan. 6 memories

In a written statement, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called the attack a “​​disgraceful scene (that) was antithetical to the rule of law,”

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League of Women Voters lawsuit seeks to reactivate over 31,000 purged voters

The Wisconsin Election Commission’s actions in purging the voters are in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of due process, the League argues in it’s complaint to the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin.

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Stop shedding crocodile tears over the death of BBB

In a move that should surprise no one, Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) refused to go along with the proposed $2 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) bill, and while I am not happy about how this undercuts President Biden’s climate agenda, I was never in agreement with the increases in the child tax credit.

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Doing redistricting right

We know that gerrymandering is undemocratic and antithetical to good governance. We know leaving redistricting to the politicians of either party is a mistake.

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So you think it’s bad in Texas…

The current 20-week abortion ban that is now law in Wisconsin already makes it difficult for those with limited means.

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A bad week for ‘endangering democracy’

Over the past week, Republicans — including a state senator who chairs the Senate’s election committee — have blasted Speaker Robin Vos’ 2020 election probe as a “charade” that is harmful to democracy.

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