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Shades of McCarthy in Trump; 80 reasons to vote ‘No’

Are you getting a whiff of McCarthyism as you witness the degradation of the Trump campaign for the White House? We in Wisconsin are acutely aware of the 1950s rise and fall of our own home-brewed demagogue, Sen. Joe McCarthy of Appleton. His favorite tactics as he preyed on the fears of U.S. citizens from ...

LARCs reduce single mom pregnancies, poverty cycle

Intrauterine Device (IUD)

What could be the single most effective way of eliminating poverty in the Milwaukee region? You might say job creation, workforce training or a higher minimum wage. You would be right to say they all make a big difference. But high level poverty persists in the region despite the jobless rate dropping below 5%, despite intense ...

Cross, regents could take the offensive

Ray Cross, UW System President

At a time when the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) is faced with declining enrollments, declining state support, frozen tuition, climbing student debt, a brain drain of its graduates to other states, faculty votes of no confidence in leadership on some campuses, the system’s regents and executives have opted for the status quo. They are hunkering ...

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