Editorial Board: When democratic corrosion requires popular action

Following Supreme Court decision to back partisan gerrymandering, civic engagement is important now, more than ever


On seeking political compromise, bipartisan cooperation and progress

As political polarization becomes increasingly stark, both parties need to develop more moderate, cooperative policies


A vote of no confidence for Madison local government

Historically low voter turnout in local elections shows Madisonians know their local leaders have very little influence


Trump is under investigation for a reason — whether he likes it or not

When Trump delegitimizes the institutions in place to preserve democracy, he threatens the integrity of our entire political system


Rare lame-duck session strips Wisconsin’s democracy of legitimacy, cheats voters

The legislation put forward is a clear, last-minute grab for power by bitter Republican legislature


Budget process may seem devious, but we must trust lawmakers

'Rider' legislation is a necessary consequence of a representative government that values public opinion


Major bills sent through state Legislature faster after Walker took office, report finds

UW journalism professor said WCIJ analysis 'really good first cut' at investigating legislature deliberation


More money, more corruption: paradox of campaign finance

Best candidates are not those backed by millionaires, but those with dedication, moral political views


Rejecting constitutional amendment to remove treasurer’s office in Wisconsin indicates just democracy

Keeping crucial office independent prevents consolidation of power toward executive branch

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