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The Prince

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Republicans are at it again. In their Machiavellian quest for power the Wisconsin Republican party got busted trying to finagle the redistricting process. Republicans moved more than 300,000 voters in and out of districts. A panel of three judges ruled redistricting by Republicans violated citizen voting rights. With the two-party dictatorship we have Democrats and Republicans more concerned with gaining ... Read More »

News and Releases from Around the State

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League Applauds Governor Walker’s Signing of Bi-Partisan Historic Building Tax Credit The League of Wisconsin Municipalities and local officials from around the state today praised Governor Scott Walker for signing Special Session Assembly Bill 4 (SSAB 4). The League also applauded the leadership of Rep. Weininger (R-Green Bay) and Sen. Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) for their role in enacting an ... Read More »

Ice Hockey in Green Bay

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It ain’t baseball, but... First in a series of articles about Green Bay Ice Hockey et me count the differences between baseball and hockey … one is played on ice. Enough said, right? Well actually no. For the purpose of my next set of articles I guess I need to explain myself. You see I think that baseball is by ... Read More »

Redistricting Dilemma

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By David A. Hayford “Let state voters be heard on redistricting reform,” trumpeted the headline for a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial, one re-printed later in the Oshkosh Northwestern. Though I have not witnessed a clamoring, a groundswell, for such reform among Oshkosh residents, at least. It certainly does not arouse the passions of Act 10, for example. But the ... Read More »

What Is This New Pope Really Saying?

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BY ROBERT E. MEYER A big pre-Christmas news story was that Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis was named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” That happening requires an interpretation. In my estimation, it is  an ominous sign for cultural trends. While I’m happy that the Pope was selected over entertainers such as Miley Cyrus, the very fact that Cyrus was ... Read More »

Expanding Healthcare: The right thing to do

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By Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber Between the time I write this column and the time you read it, one of the most important milestones in the long saga of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have passed. On January 1, insurance plans purchased from the health care exchanges will begin their coverage. For many Americans who have been locked out ... Read More »

Keeping Our Eyes on Doe

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By Gavin Schmitt Last month, this column attempted to offer a simplified “who’s who” in the unfolding John Doe investigation of campaign finance violations surrounding the 2012 recall elections. If you have not read that column, I suggest tracking down a copy and perhaps even cutting it out for future reference. The story is far from over, and with our ... Read More »

“You down with OCC?”

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By Paul Van Auken “I used to walk around with $5,000 in my pocket everyday,” said Darius Phillips, a young man in the Southeast neighborhood of Washington, D.C. who sold crack and robbed taxi drivers to get by. “You could say something to me…or just look at me the wrong way, and I’d be down your neck,” continued Phillips in ... Read More »

Are You Inspired? Its up to you

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“The greatest teacher can do no more than walk the way of Truth for himself, and point it out to you; you yourself must walk it for yourself.” - James Allen By Charlie Bentson King Do you wake up in the morning with a pep in your step ready to take on the day or do you dread every moment ... Read More »

Media Fumbles Football CTE Crisis

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By Tony Palmeri In December, a terrible New York train wreck killed four people and injured 63 others. The National Transportation Safety Board immediately announced an investigation. Governor Cuomo consoled the victims’ families and pledged that the train operator would be held accountable if found negligent. The mainstream media diligently looked into previous incidents at the crash site as well ... Read More »

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