Column Tag Archive


  • Mischief Likely to Result From GOP Guidance on Voter Roll Purge

    Inviting the meddling of Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald means more electoral mischief, not solutions.

    Wisconsin Examiner, 12/06/2019
  • Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into the center of an impeachment investigation and looks very much like one of Donald Trump’s men in Ukraine.

    Mike Browne, 10/29/2019
  • Mike Browne: Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Sen. Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into center of impeachment investigation.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/29/2019
  • Analiese Eicher: Teachers Are in Short Supply As Children Head Back to School

    Wisconsin public schools are more challenged than ever to have ... good teachers in every classroom.

    Capital Times, 09/03/2019
  • Teachers in Short Supply As Children Head Back to School

    The back to school assignment for the state Legislature as they return for their fall session is to work to stem the teacher shortage.

    Superior Telegram, 08/29/2019
  • UW Response to White Nationalism: Threaten Students Protesting Hate

    Board of Regents will hold a public hearing on its plan weeks before students return to campus

    Wisconsin Examiner, 08/07/2019
  • Making a Bad Student Loan Debt Situation Worse, Legislative Republicans Reject Reform

    Nearly two-thirds of graduates in 2017 left college in Wisconsin not just with a degree but also an average debt of nearly $30,000.

    Analiese Eicher, 05/31/2019
  • State High Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn Made His Decision, Now It’s Our Turn

    Throughout his campaign, Brian Hagedorn has chosen not to disavow, but to embrace, his discriminatory views.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 03/04/2019
  • Louise Lyall: Brad Schimel Fails Women and Victims

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has proved time and time again that his first and most important priority is supporting the conservative agenda at the expense of women and of rape survivors.

    Capital Times, 11/04/2018
  • Brad Schimel Fails Women and Victims

    Brad Schimel has proved time and time again that his first and most important priority is supporting the conservative agenda at the expense of women and of rape survivors.

    Louise Lyall, 10/26/2018
  • Columns & Testimony

    An archive of columns and public testimony from One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2018
  • ‘Scott Walker Air’ Misuses and Abuses Wisconsin Taxpayers

    After extensive investigation of the use of state airplanes by Gov. Scott Walker, it seems his attitude toward Wisconsin taxpayers is, “I’ll fly, you buy.”

    Savion Castro, 08/23/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Air Travel Abuses Taxpayers

    After extensive investigation of the use of state airplanes by Gov. Scott Walker, it seems his attitude toward Wisconsin taxpayers is, “I’ll fly, you buy.”

    Urban Milwaukee, 08/23/2018
  • Please Rescind Walker’s Open Records Award

    We urge you to rescind the “Openness” award you gave to Gov. Walker earlier this year.

    Urban Milwaukee, 08/22/2018
  • Scot Ross: Twenty-five Years of Scott Walker in the ‘government Hammock’

    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and the same holds true for Scott Walker, who has spent 175 dog years as a professional politician.

    Capital Times, 07/01/2018
  • Twenty-Five Years of Scott Walker

    It’s officially Scott Walker’s 25th anniversary in his self-described “government hammock.”

    Scot Ross, 06/28/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Cowardice on Trump Border Policy 25 Years in the Making

    Scott Walker offered something worse than deafening silence on Donald Trump’s unconscionable policy of tearing infants and children from their parents.

    Savion Castro, 06/22/2018
  • Louise Lyall: Keep Birth Control Copay Free

    My future should not be dependent on my government’s or boss’ moral impositions.

    Capital Times, 06/07/2018
  • Joanna Beilman-Dulin: Respecting Mothers Means More Than a Bouquet or Nice Brunch

    So this Mother’s Day take some time to honor and appreciate your mother.

    Capital Times, 05/13/2018
  • Respecting Mothers Means More Than a Bouquet of Flowers or a Nice Brunch

    Show mothers and women respect they deserve every day by empowering us to make our own decisions about birth control and helping keep it copay free.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 05/10/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Supreme Anger

    An executive whose party suffers historic election losses lashes out with angry tweets. Where have we seen this before? It’s not Donald Trump, it’s Scott Walker.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 04/06/2018
  • Open Letter to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Demanding It Pull Down Television Advertisement

    One Wisconsin Now has sent the following letter to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce demanding it pull down the television ad.

    Scot Ross, 03/30/2018
  • Matt Rothschild and Scot Ross: Open Records Watchdog FOIC’ed Up With Walker Award

    The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council could not have picked a worse recipient for its political openness award than Scott Walker.

    Capital Times, 03/11/2018
  • Joanna Beilman-Dulin: Judge Michael Screnock Campaigns Against Himself

    If Michael Screnock applies his own rhetorical standard for judges to himself, could he earn his own support? It seems the answer would be no.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/10/2018
  • Judge Michael Screnock Campaigns Against Himself

    If Michael Screnock applies his own rhetorical standard for judges to himself, could he earn his own support? It seems the answer would be no.

    Joanna Beilman-Dulin, 03/10/2018
  • Open Records Watchdog FOIC’ed Up With Scott Walker Award

    The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council could not have picked a worse recipient for its political openness award than Scott Walker.

    Scot Ross, 03/08/2018
  • Red Flags Should Sink Judicial Nomination of Michael Brennan

    He is the wrong nominee for a lifetime appointment, and Trump and his Senate Republican enablers are using the wrong process in ramming through the nomination.

    Analiese Eicher, 02/21/2018
  • Analiese Eicher: Red Flags Should Sink Judicial Nomination of Michael Brennan

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee set aside common decency and longstanding traditions when it voted to approve Donald Trump’s nomination of Michael Brennan.

    Capital Times, 02/21/2018
  • Senator Grassley’s Hypocrisy on Judges Worsens

    Sen. Chuck Grassley has nearly completed his conversion of the Judiciary Committee to his own personal political playground.

    Analiese Eicher, 01/24/2018
  • Senator Grassley’s Hypocrisy on Judges Worsens

    Why won’t Sen. Grassley stand up to those in his own party who want the blue-slip process to end, as Sen. Leahy did, or live up to his past promises?

    Des Moines Register, 01/24/2018
  • Wisconsin Progressives Need to Build a Bigger Boat

    The divisive, distracted, disappointing quarter century of Scott Walker as a Wisconsin elected official could mean progressives will need a bigger boat in 2018.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/12/2018
  • Some Serious, All Fearless: One Wisconsin Now’s 2018 Predictions

    What’s in store for politics in 2018? Who knows. But that’s not going to stop us from making our predictions for the year ahead -- some serious and some not, all fearless.

    Capital Times, 12/28/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now’s 2018 Predictions

    What’s in store for Wisconsin politics in 2018? Who knows. But that’s not going to stop us from making our predictions for the year ahead.

    Scot Ross, 12/27/2017
  • The Federal Tax Code Is the Latest Weapon in GOP Assault on Higher Education

    Several provisions in the tax bill being advanced by Congressional Republicans target student loan borrowers, students, and the schools they attend.

    The Progressive, 12/04/2017
  • Chet Agni: Board of Regents Chills Free Speech for Students of Color

    Like students across the state, I was shocked by the Board of Regents’ new policy attacking free speech on University of Wisconsin System campuses.

    Capital Times, 11/16/2017
  • Scot Ross: RT If You Support the First Amendment

    Free speech is not just for the people or organizations whom our state elected officials like or with whom they agree.

    Capital Times, 11/10/2017
  • Analiese Eicher: Walker, GOP Not Even Trying to Solve Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Solutions for student loan debt remain unrealized, not because they are unreachable, but because the governor and the Republicans aren’t listening and aren’t trying.

    Capital Times, 10/05/2017
  • Louise Lyall & Laurel Noack: Rolling Back Title IX Protections Makes UW Less Safe for Women

    By saying the rights of the perpetrator are more important than the rights of the victim, Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education are once again sweeping the issue of sexual assault under the rug.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/04/2017
  • Savion Castro: Wisconsin Has Its Own History of Siding With White Supremacy

    White protesters beckoned a revival of the cause for which Lee and his army fought: preserving a society built upon white supremacy.

    Janesville Gazette, 08/19/2017
  • Scot Ross: What’s Missing From Foxconn Deal? A Lot

    That same wisdom applies to Gov. Walker’s proposed $3 billion-plus subsidy to induce Taiwanese-based Foxconn to locate a factory in Wisconsin.

    Capital Times, 08/12/2017
  • What’s Missing From Foxconn Deal? A Lot.

    That same wisdom applies to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $3 billion-plus subsidy to induce Taiwanese-based Foxconn to locate a factory in Wisconsin.

    Scot Ross, 08/12/2017
  • Scot Ross: Foxconn Deal Demands Diligence

    Gov. Scott Walker wants state taxpayers to dole out up to $250 million annually in incentives to Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/28/2017
  • Diligence Required on Foxconn Job

    Gov. Scott Walker wants state taxpayers to dole out up to $250 million annually in incentives to Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn.

    Scot Ross, 07/28/2017
  • Scot Ross: Will Wisconsin Be Conned by GOP Foxconn Deal?

    Wisconsin has a hard-working workforce and limitless potential if we believe and invest in ourselves. Or we can join a desperate race to the bottom.

    Capital Times, 07/26/2017
  • Savion Castro: The Missing Voices in the Free Speech Debate

    Robin Vos has done nothing to to address the hate crimes, inspired by these hateful ideas, students of color have endured.

    Shepherd Express, 07/11/2017
  • Savion Castro: University of Wisconsin Free Speech Debate Seeks to Silence People of Color

    Vos has done nothing to fully understand why students of color have protested speakers, nor has he addressed the hate crimes students of color have endured.

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 06/30/2017
  • Scot Ross: Time for Answers From State Legislators on Health Care

    The U.S. Senate is wrapping up its backroom dealing on a plan affecting the health and lives of millions of Americans... And it could get worse.

    Capital Times, 06/22/2017
  • Jenni Dye: Scott Walker’s Weakness Leaves Republicans Wrangling Over Budget

    What leadership has Gov. Walker shown to rise above the infighting and repudiation of major sections of his budget by fellow Republicans? None.

    Capital Times, 06/14/2017