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.
People don’t answer the phone like they used to. The police could be calling to tell you that a loved one has been in a terrible accident, but you might not pick up because you don’t recognize the number.
Bullet-resistant backpacks are now being sold in major retail stores. The idea is that when the next school shooter opens fire in the hallway, fleeing children who are shot in the back will have a better chance of surviving.
President Donald Trump’s new push to allow the importation of lower-priced prescription drugs isn’t a cure-all for high prices, but it might help some Americans struggling to afford their medications. That’s if — and this is a big if — the proposal becomes a reality.
Neighboring Michigan hosts the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates starting today, and we hope many of the questions will reflect Midwestern concerns.
Flash theft mobs won’t stop unless there is a fear of reprisal and serious consequences. There are many victims and it costs consumers. Organized retail theft is taking a toll.
Two months ago, we applauded Attorney General Josh Kaul’s proposal to strengthen Wisconsin’s efforts to combat human trafficking, and called for bipartisan support to add positions at the Department of Justice to help with investigations.
Since Watergate, congressional hearings on juicy topics have been elevated to made-for-TV events. On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before members of the House, each hoping to electrify the country as Sen. Howard Baker did in 1973 when he asked about Richard Nixon…
Marijuana is legal for recreational use to the east and north of Wisconsin in Michigan, and in six months will be legal to the south in Illinois. It’s also permitted for medicinal use to the west and southwest in Minnesota and Iowa.
Nasty terms get thrown around like confetti these days, with name-calling elevated to a national sport, so we’ll decline to join the chorus calling President Trump a “racist” over his comments last week toward four freshmen congresswomen, all persons of color.
For most politicians, support for good-government practices — including reasonable limits on the governor’s partial veto powers — hinges on partisan advantage.
Eight states didn’t wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to save them. The high court ruled last month to allow states to continue the destructive practice of partisan gerrymandering, but eight states already have — or voted to put in place last year — systems for taming their partisan spirits.
When President Trump tore up trade agreements and slapped tariffs on farm products, America’s farm economy suffered. To mollify farmers, a big part of his base, the president announced billions of dollars in aid to farmers.
If Alexander Acosta had done in South Florida what Geoffrey Berman just did in New York, Jeffrey Epstein, a sexual predator, might already be behind bars for the rest of his life instead of serving only 13 months.
If a police officer should lose his or her life in the line of duty, the loss experienced by the officer’s family can go beyond that of the death a loved one. In some cases, the officer’s death means the family loses health insurance.