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Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass' words in 1852 have been given new life by Bree Newsome, who scaled a flagpole in Columbia, S.C., to take down the Confederate flag.

4 hours ago

E.J. Dionne Jr.: How much do we value work?

President Obama has laid down a marker for testing how seriously politicians take the obligation to make hard work pay.

July 02, 2015 2:00 pm

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Michael Cummins: A thousand splendid sunsets — for tax exemptions

If a tax exemption is worth the cost, the Legislature should have no problem reaffirming it regularly.

8 hours ago

Katrina Vanden Heuvel : How guaranteed sick leave became a political juggernaut

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld a core provision of the Affordable Care Act, quashing Republicans' latest attempt to gut the law through t…

14 hours ago

Rep. Melissa Sargent: Money speaks in Wisconsin legislative process

Money is shaping every decision made at the state Capitol. Campaign finance reform is critical. 

14 hours ago

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Four (not so easy) ways to balance the transportation budget

Delaying projects will take their toll on residents and business. However, making our grandchildren pay for our inability to say “no” is not a…

July 02, 2015 3:00 pm

Mark Davis: Let me tell you why I'm a Democrat

The Democratic Party provides us who are not in the Silver Spoon Club a way to fight back against those who are stealing more and more of the …

July 02, 2015 9:45 am

Paul Waldman: Republicans will hate Obama's new overtime rule, but can't do anything about it

The Republicans' argument presumes there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the American workplace, which most of us know just isn't true. 

July 02, 2015 4:30 am

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State Debate: Blogger sees the 'beginning of the end of open records' in Wisconsin

State Debate: Blogger sees the 'beginning of the end of open records' in Wisconsin

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