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Wisconsin National Guard reflects on a historic year of deployment and public service on its 184th birthday

March 5 marked the Wisconsin National Guard’s 184th birthday, and year 183 was a notable one for the history books. The Wisconsin National Guard’s official birthday is March 5, 1837 – the date on...
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Why the National Guard remains deployed to protect the Capitol from domestic extremists

By Shannon M. Smith, Associate Professor of History, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University The Pentagon has approved leaving some troops deployed to protect the U.S. Capitol...
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Current laws prevent domestic terrorists from being designated and prosecuted like foreign extremists

In the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the FBI received intelligence that extremists were planning violence as lawmakers gathered in Washington to certify the electoral victory of...
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Yolanda Medina: The vital role of Latinx women in the United States military

As part of Women’s History Month, local veteran Yolanda Medina shared her thoughts about the contributions of Latinx women in the military, and experiences from her own service in the United States...
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Senator Tammy Baldwin introduces bipartisan legislation for Veterans exposed to toxic military base

Legislation introduced on February 25 would require the Veterans Administration to assume responsibility for treating U.S. service members who became ill after being exposed to cancer-causing toxic...
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Stranded far from home: Deported U.S. Veterans urge the Biden administration to repatriate them

By Jennifer Martinez-Medina, PhD Candidate/Political Science Instructor, Portland State University Ivan Ocon thought he would be headed back to civilian life as a U.S. citizen after serving the U.S....
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A Blueprint for Peace: Putting Milwaukee’s record year for homicides in perspective

The year 2020, a year where we faced a deadly pandemic, saw the city reach a grim record surpassing 1991 as the deadliest year in the city’s history with a record 193 homicides. It was devastating...
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Senator Ron Johnson forces reading of the 628-page coronavirus relief bill in cynical stunt to delay vote

Senator Bernie Sanders accused Senate Republicans on March 4 of showing “contempt” for working class Americans after Senator Ron Johnson delayed a vote on President Joe Biden’s...
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Security experts warn that chronic domestic terror problems continue to simmer

By Luis De la Calle, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Associate Professor in Political Science, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas...
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No political policy but revenge: How the Big Lie and its acolytes threaten the survival of our democracy

Conservative pundit William Kristol wrote in “The Bulwark” on March 1 what a number of us have been saying for a while now, and it dovetails cleanly with the current Republican attempt...
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From GOP to POT: The Party of Trump officially supplanted Republicans to become a political cult

Donald Trump formally anointed himself head of the Republican Party at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 28. The Grand Old Party, founded in 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin, is now...
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The American Empire: Destabilizing countries and wrecking their economies under the guise of liberty

Instead of opening doors for American big business or supporting America’s diplomatic position in the world, the U.S. war machine has become a bull in the global china shop, wielding purely...
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