Opinion

MILWAUKEE — Imagine this scenario: A candidate for governor threatens to completely eliminate the food stamp program, sending thousands of Milwaukee families scrambling to replace a fundamental human need. Our fellow Democrats would be aghast. After all, food assistance provides families in …

In this week's political podcast, Milfred and Hands tout newspaper endorsements, why the State Journal does them, and read the paper's best -- and worst -- recommendations of all time. The State Journal undeniably got at least one of its presidential endorsements right.

WASHINGTON — Even before President Trump announced his nomination this week of federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill departing Justice Anthony Kennedy’s slot on the Supreme Court, the foul scent of anti-Catholicism began seeping into public commentary.

MOBILE, Ala. — In “The Politics of Rage,” his brilliant 1995 analysis of George Wallace’s visceral appeal, scholar Dan T. Carter notes that the infamous Alabama segregationist had an uncanny ability to home in on the fears and resentments of working-class whites who were angered by cultural …