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Wisconsin

  1. education
    Free Lunch Doesn’t ‘Spoil’ SchoolchildrenA Wisconsin school board’s decision to ditch free meals for schoolkids exemplifies the “mean” in means-testing.
  2. maga
    Election ‘Audit’ Fever Spreads Beyond ArizonaFrom New Hampshire to Wisconsin and even California, recounts are being used to supposedly vindicate Trump and justify voter suppression.
  3. vision 2020
    Wisconsin Supreme Court Was One Vote Away From Flipping the State to TrumpIf not for a progressive justice’s upset win earlier this year, the decision could have gone the other way, costing Biden ten electoral votes.
  4. gop
    Republicans Keep Trying to Throw Out Black Votes After the ElectionWhat challenging ballots in Milwaukee and Detroit is really about.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  6. poll position
    COVID Resurgence May Keep Trump From Closing the Gap With BidenAs Trump urges voters to stop dwelling on his handling of the pandemic, COVID-19 is making an attention-grabbing comeback, especially in the Midwest.
  7. supreme court
    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
  8. trump campaign
    Trump Cancels One of His Saturday Wisconsin Rallies As Local COVID Cases SurgeA rare coronavirus-considerate decision from the president.
  9. vision 2020
    Wisconsin Ballot-Access Legal Battle Could Screw Up Voting by MailDon’t look now, but the chaos over Wisconsin’s April primary could be repeated in November as courts interfere with mail-ballot timetables.
  10. vision 2020
    Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?Less than two months from Election Day, the pivotal region for the campaigns to focus on is the same one that won it all for Trump in 2016.
  11. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  12. vision 2020
    Presidential Battleground States Change All the TimeOhio, Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia are recent battlegrounds that are no longer very competitive, while Florida and Wisconsin remain critical in 2020.
  13. kenosha
    As Trump Plans Trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin Leaders Ask Him to Stay AwayState and local leaders believe that Trump’s visit to Kenosha on Tuesday is more likely to aggravate than abate tensions.
  14. kenosha
    Two Shot Dead in Kenosha Amid Third Night of Jacob Blake ProtestsA 17-year-old from Illinois has been arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
  15. vision 2020
    A Hidden Advantage for Biden: Minimal Interest in Minor PartiesAt some point the shallow pool of voters Trump might tap to cut into Biden’s lead could dry up.
  16. vision 2020
    Kanye West Trying to Get on Ballot in Two More Purple StatesThe rapper registered as a Republican in Wyoming after announcing his presidential campaign.
  17. coronavirus
    After an Early Summer Lull, COVID-19 Cases Surge in the MidwestWith the South still facing significant outbreaks, the governors of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois are bracing for their own coronavirus uptick.
  18. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  19. voting rights
    Wisconsin Showed How Voter Suppression Efforts Can BackfireVote suppression efforts can be turned on the perpetrators if they are exposed to sunlight.
  20. covid-19
    Wisconsin Justices Voted Absentee Before Making Everyone Else Vote in PersonSafety for me, risk of infection for thee.
  21. vision 2020
    The Wisconsin Results Should Worry Republicans EverywhereDemocrats’ judicial landslide, despite Republican voter suppression, is another sign all the anticipatory gloating of Trump supporters was premature.
  22. covid-19
    The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.
  23. republican party
    The Wisconsin GOP Is Risking Voters’ Lives to Protect Its Minority RuleRepublicans are disenfranchising voters by holding an election mid-pandemic so that they can keep disenfranchising Democrats through gerrymanders.
  24. wisconsin primary
    Here’s What Voting in the Middle of Pandemic Looks LikeVoters in Wisconsin are wearing masks and waiting in long lines as the states holds its primary amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  25. the national interest
    The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats’ Last Chance to Ensure a Fair ElectionThe travesty in Wisconsin is a preview of what is to come unless Democrats insist on a fair election.
  26. 2020 elections
    Wisconsin Court Reinstates Tuesday’s Mid-Pandemic PrimaryAfter intense gubernatorial and legislative conflict and multiple appeals, it looks like Republicans will get the low-turnout election they wanted.
  27. vision 2020
    State That May Decide 2020 Elections Approaches Chaotic April PrimaryMoving to voting by mail without fair rules could affect the general election in crucial states like Wisconsin, as its April primary is showing.
  28. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  29. vision 2020
    Judge Orders Purge of 200,000 Voters in WisconsinA conservative lawsuit prevailed, and majority Democratic areas in the battleground state may feel the most impact.
  30. impeachment
    Impeachment Polls Steady, Tracking Trump Job ApprovalIndications that political independents were souring on impeachment were probably premature.
  31. vision 2020
    459,000 Working-Class White Male Wisconsinites Didn’t Vote In 2016Democrats fear that four years of presidential appeals to white identity politics could politicize these nonvoters — and reelect Donald Trump.
  32. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  33. the democrats
    Democrats May Have Just Lost Wisconsin for a DecadeLiberals needed to win last night’s State Supreme Court election to prevent the GOP from passing new gerrymanders and voter-suppression laws in 2020.
  34. vision 2020
    Democrats Aim at Midwest With Choice of Milwaukee for 2020 ConventionDemocrats hope to tilt Wisconsin, and perhaps the entire region, but parties don’t always get a bump in the state where they hold their convention.
  35. the media
    The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their anti-democratic worldview. Will the “liberal” media keep disguising it for them?
  36. politics
    The GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our EnemyRepublicans heard the electorate’s message loud and clear — and are doing everything they can to shrink that electorate, and nullify its verdict.
  37. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  38. politics
    Scott Walker Is Trying to Dodge the Midwest’s Backlash Against TrumpFor the Wisconsin governor, the question of how to handle Trump is a tricky one.
  39. 2018 elections
    Leah Vukmir’s Victory in Wisconsin Is a Rare Win for Republican WomenThe veteran conservative state legislator will now face incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin in another uphill race in Wisconsin.
  40. 2018 elections
    Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in WisconsinDemocrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
  41. SCOTUS Punts Again on the Question of Partisan GerrymanderingIt’s now unlikely the Supremes will clarify any limitations on using redistricting for blatantly partisan purposes until the eve of 2020.
  42. Scott Walker Will Give 671,00 Wisconsin Families an Election-Year CheckThe Wisconsin governor’s $100 child subsidy is a dumb, cynical policy — but there’s a lot Democrats can learn from it.
  43. Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionIt was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
  44. Scott Walker Abandons Fight Against Special ElectionsThe hyper-partisan governor of hyper-polarized Wisconsin loses a round to the courts.
  45. The Clock Is Ticking on SCOTUS’s Decision about Partisan GerrymanderingThe second major partisan gerrymandering case before SCOTUS isn’t clearing up the Court’s future direction.
  46. Court Orders Scott Walker to Hold Special Elections Republicans Want to AvoidScott Walker figures the best way to avoid embarrassing special election results is to not hold the elections at all. But a judge disagrees.
  47. Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyperpolarized WisconsinAn awful lot’s going on politically in Wisconsin this year, and Senator Tammy Baldwin’s right in the middle of it.
  48. Lamb Win Could Point to Democratic Resurgence in Lily-white DistrictsUnder the right circumstances, it looks like Democrats can again win in places where they don’t have their customary minority base.
  49. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  50. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Pick Up Wisconsin State Senate Seat in District Trump Won by 17 PointsScott Walker, the state’s Republican governor, called it a “wake-up call” for his party.
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