The number of e-cigarette users, many of them teenagers, stricken by a mysterious and acute lung illness has more than doubled around the country just this month. More than 450 people have been hospitalized with serious respiratory distress and six people have died. Public health officials s…
Early this year, when Republican Mark Harris called for a new election in North Carolina’s disputed 9th Congressional District, top-tier Republicans wanted little to do with taking his place on the ballot. They cited varying reasons such as work and family, but there also was a clear politic…
In May, as the state Legislature’s Republican-controlled budget committee considered a plan to spend far less on education than what Democrat Gov. Tony Evers proposed, Sheila Plotkin started filing public records requests.
The latest Marquette Law School poll should serve as a warning to President Donald Trump and encourage more Republicans to support reasonable limits on guns.
In the post-9/11 universe, airline passengers have no choice but to subject themselves and their belongings to screening by agents of the Transportation Security Administration.
The phrase was opaque but vaguely appealing. Why would anyone want to repeal something called “net neutrality?” Neutral is inoffensive, right? So when the Federal Communications Commission debated whether to ditch the policy, many Americans joined in the energetic protests.
The Democratic National Committee will never be accused of having its act together, especially when it comes to Wisconsin. The DNC’s long history of misreading Wisconsin almost cost Democratic nominees the state’s electoral votes in 2000 and 2004, and the bureaucrats in D.C. finally did enou…
Andrew Luck, for the past seven seasons the starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, retired abruptly last Saturday, less than two weeks before the start of the season.
The bipartisan push for more clean energy in Wisconsin got another boost last week when the Public Service Commission approved a power line that will carry increasing amounts of renewable energy to consumers here.
So far, Minnesota ethanol producer Al-Corn Clean Fuel has managed to stay in what CEO Randall Doyal calls a “holding pattern” after the Trump administration sided with the oil industry in a recent standoff over the nation’s renewable fuels policy.
The recent death of an Israeli flight attendant from measles should serve as a tragic reminder of something too many people in the U.S. and elsewhere have forgotten: This is a dangerous disease, and those driving its resurgence with anti-vaccination movements around the world are playing with fire.
Perhaps you’ve been reading that the Trump Administration wants to make it easier to eliminate polar bears, spotted owls and other species from the face of the earth. As ever in Donald Trump ‘s Washington, the reality is different, so allow us to explain.
The mass raids Aug. 7 by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Mississippi hit seven chicken-processing plants run by five companies in six cities.
The Trump administration is proposing rule changes to eliminate flexibility in how states administer food stamps, a move that could throw more than 3 million Americans off the program while also cutting some children off from free school lunches.
Hong Kong’s political battleground has expanded. Protesters who in June demanded cancellation of an extradition bill that would make it easier for suspects to be transferred to mainland China are now asking for greater democracy and an investigation of police brutality.
The House Judiciary Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York, is trying to revive the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
It’s an illustration of how unreasonable congressional Republicans are on gun control that growing GOP support for a “red flag” measure to prevent demonstrably dangerous people from getting firearms is being hailed as a bipartisan breakthrough.