Tom Frazier, a member of Common Cause-Wisconsin's board, blogs that the recent UW-Madison study documented the problems with voter ID in the state and how it deters people from exercising their right to vote. He, paraphrasing Ronald Reagan, calls on Gov. Scott Walker to "tear down this wall" that stands before voters.
Patrick Dunphy, a Milwaukee lawyer who has represented police officers in gun suits, outlines five ways to reduce gun violence. In an Urban Milwaukee column, Dunphy says every day shootings kill many more than mass shootings and that his ideas will pass constitutional muster and help reduce all gun deaths.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette is editorially backing a proposal before the Brown County Board to create a separate OWI court to address habitual drunken drivers. The court would expedite getting treatment and help for repeat offenders, the paper maintains, adding that punishment is obviously not working.
In an Urban Milwaukee column, Steve Walters calls Highway 29 Wisconsin's economic fault line. The 300-mile highway, from Prescott on the Mississippi River to Kewaunee on Lake Michigan, serves as a line, north of which doesn't do as well economically as those on the south of it. There are fewer jobs and fewer workers to the north, fewer have broadband, fewer have young voters, Walters explains. It's troubling, he says, and asks when state lawmakers are going to respond.
On his conservative blog Boots and Sabers, Owen Robinson defends Donald Trump's latest attack on the Affordable Care Act, declaring that he's put an end to the illegal practice of reimbursing insurance companies and simply requiring the government to follow the law.
"Headline seeking politician grabs for attention," is the headline Political Environment blogger James Rowen would put on a story of Scott Walker jumping into the NFL kneeling controversy, counseling players to protest domestic violence instead.