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Emily Verburg: Deported dad refuses to give up on getting his girls back

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 05:30
Luis Rodriquez's girls were 3 and 4 when he was deported to El Salvador. Six years later, he won't give up on trying get them back.

Arthur Christopher Schaper: Kochs made good choice in backing Scott Walker

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 17:30
Dear Editor: Cap Times associate editor John Nichols claimed that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the model governor for the Koch brothers. Claiming that Walker and other Republican governors t…

10 Connecticut veterans to be honored

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 16:11
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials are honoring 10 additional inductees into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.

David Tedrow: Without Obamacare, I would have died

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 15:30
The Affordable Care Act allowed me to have a liver transplant and the drugs needed to keep my body from rejecting it.

Another Robin Vos comment — this time on Bucks owner — sparks week's most-read story

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 15:00
The Assembly Speaker suggested that Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry might have a tough time getting state money for a new arena because of his support of Democratic candidates.

States working to fix hobbled health care websites

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:07
BOSTON (AP) — The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal government that it became a model of anothe…

V.W. Wallace: Election results show only money talks

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:00
Dear Editor: I got up on Nov. 5 to the worst news in a long time. The election in our state and country is a mockery of what it should be. Evidently lying, cheating, and loss of integrity are …

Sen. Ron Johnson's first priority on immigration: Secure the border

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:30
When he takes over as chair of the Senate's Homeland Security committee, he'll be one of the major players in immigration reform.

Bob Menamin: Scott Walker should spell out his drug-testing rationale

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:30
Dear Editor: Gov. Scott Walker wants legislation to have a drug-testing requirement for those who apply for unemployment and for food stamps. What is the point for doing so — vindictiveness to…

Morning briefing: Scott Walker's campaign plan 'carried out to a T'

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:00
Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Judge Doyle Square negotiations could continue

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 08:30
Madison City Council approved the necessary budget amendments to not pull the plug just yet, but a resolution will be required in coming weeks.

John Nichols: The broken politics of Speaker Robin Vos

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 07:45
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' disregard for the basics of ethical governing illustrates the crisis of the pay-to-play politics in which leaders of both parties engage.

Q&A: Keith Warnke says local food movement and hunting are a natural fit

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 06:50
The DNR's hunting and shooting sports coordinator talks about foodie hunters, the use of the word sport in hunting and dwindling numbers.

David McGrath: Craigslist sellers and buyers beware

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:30
A couple communities are planning to offer safe space in their police department parking lots for Craigslist transactions. That's a good idea.

Katie Benner: Regulate the Internet as if living depended on it

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:30
At some point, Internet service providers should be regulated like utilities, including being held to a different standard if they provide services that are essential to daily life.

PETA's Michelle Kretzer: Don't be fooled by labels on turkeys

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:30
Dear Editor: As we approach Thanksgiving, there has been a lot of talk about “humanely raised” turkeys, and companies such as Butterball have placed “certified humane” labels on their packagin…

John Baird: Greeks give us a better way to view great deeds

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 15:00
Dear Edítor: How is it that Democrats, who helped so many citizens obtain affordable insurance through the Affordable Care Act, were punished for their efforts at the ballot box? The answer ma…

Scot Ross: ‘Boss Vos’ undermines trust with shakedown of Milwaukee Bucks

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 14:45
Whatever your opinion of public assistance to help construct a sports facility, legislation ought to come before the Assembly and be decided based on its policy merits, not the personal politi…

Bittman, Pollan, Salvador and De Schutter: The nine ingredients for a healthier America

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:45
If a foreign power were to do to Americans the kind of harm that the American food system does, we'd regard it as a threat to national security, if not an act of war,

And the best Wisconsin political ads for 2014 were…

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:00
Just when you thought you'd seen the last of the political ads for Wisconsin's midterm elections, WisPolitics' post-election bash has given us an excuse to revisit our favorites.