Culture


Taking none for the team

People like myself who have an autoimmune disease have some of the strongest immune systems, but it does not make us healthy.

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Masks over ribbons

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that a pink ribbon is for breast cancer awareness.

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Defending America

Imagine for a moment America has undergone an attack from a foreign nation. Incendiary bombs have been dropped on the west coast.

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We’re Taking All Wisconsin Anti-Mask School Boards to Court

We’ve got some news that will affect most every person in Wisconsin, and will hopefully set legal precedent in other states as well to protect kids and their families.

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Native American images are misused by Wisconsin law enforcement

The National Congress of American Indians has called for a ban on the appropriation of Native American images, names and cultural symbols. Schools and sports teams respected the call and retired their Native mascots, which they now recognize as offensive and disrespectful. Evidently, some Wisconsin law enforcement agencies never got the memo. The  Sheboygan Press reports that sheriff and police departments across Wisconsin use Native logos on patrol cars and uniforms.  To name a few: Barron, Sauk, Jefferson, Pepin and Chippewa Falls sheriff departments, and police ...

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An open letter to Rep. Scott Krug

Hospitals are being bogged down by unvaccinated people requiring treatment for a preventable illness.

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Making a mockery of mock outrage

In my role as editor of a left-leaning publication, I am very careful about drawing false equivalencies. I see this done far too often by other media outlets, and it turns my stomach. However there is one area where the left and right are equally egregious: the theater of mock outrage.

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A message from the editor

In our last edition, I wrote a couple of stories that reflected my mood. Sometimes, with all of the wicked problems the world faces these days, it can just get to a person. The news is often depressing, but I felt more frustrated than anything because while wicked problems are tough to solve, so many of them could have been prevented.

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Environmental and social justice resolutions needed for Wausau

Why are we now seeing a surge of calls for acknowledgement and justice for marginalized and underrepresented groups in our community? Business as usual has failed them and we won’t be silent anymore. What’s best for business and the Chamber of Commerce hasn’t trickled down to poor, low income, working class, and people of color. The economic success and cultural dominance of the top one percent hasn’t created a community of love, empathy, and understanding for all. The heart of gold image of the Chamber is tarnished by it’s generous contributions to ...

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Lessons of a butterfly

Whoever watches the magic show of the chrysalis gains the gift of hope.

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