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“Seated Warrior” sculpture by artist Sanford Biggers makes new home at America’s Black Holocaust Museum

America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) received a signature work of art and more than $1 million in funding through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF) and its donors on January 24, in an effort...
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Crimeless Revocation: ACLU shines a spotlight on Wisconsin’s broken criminal justice system

Over the past two months, the ACLU of Wisconsin traveled across the state sounding the alarm about Wisconsin’s broken criminal justice system and the devastating impact of crimeless revocations....
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Social Innovation: Philanthropy is something that everyone can do to improve the world

By Emily Schwartz Greco, Philanthropy + Nonprofits Editor, The Conversation The more than US$400 billion Americans donate annually to charitable causes of all kinds, such as houses of worship,...
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A backlash to Vote Shaming: Why some people are unable to participate in the election process

By Andrew Joseph Pegoda, Lecturer in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Religious Studies; and First Year Writing, University of Houston At least 40% to 90% of American voters stay home...
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Spreading Distrust and Uncertainty: Lies by government officials can violate the Constitution

By Helen Norton, Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Colorado Boulder When regular people lie, sometimes their lies are detected, sometimes they are not. Legally speaking,...
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Legislation would forbid Presidential rallies in Wisconsin from campaigns with unpaid local bills

Presidential candidates would not be allowed to hold campaign rallies in Wisconsin if they have unpaid bills for past events in the state, under a new proposal from Democratic state lawmakers. The...
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Impeachment 1974 vs. 2020: Abandoning constitutional heritage and Watergate precedents

By Ken Hughes, Research Specialist, the Miller Center, University of Virginia Once, not so long ago, congressional Republicans were impeachment’s constitutional stalwarts. They stood up for the...
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Democracy For Sale: Ten years after Citizens United declared “money is speech”

Ten years ago, in January 2010, the Supreme Court released its disastrous Citizens United decision. The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married the...
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State of the State Speech: Nonpartisan redistricting and help for Wisconsin’s struggling dairy farmers

Governor Tony Evers used his second State of the State address Wednesday evening to call lawmakers into a special session to address Wisconsin’s dairy crisis. Wisconsin lost 10 percent of its...
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Kenneth Cole: Finding Hope in Our Divided State of America

A new decade begins and America finds itself more divided than ever. Stepping back from the brink of war with Iran, and a president impeached due to extortion and failing to honor his oath of...
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Exhibit featuring diary of Rywka Lipszyc found in the rubble of Auschwitz starts U.S. tour in Milwaukee

A diary found in the rubble of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp went on display for the first time in the United States in Wisconsin’s only Jewish museum from January 23. The Jewish Museum...
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Past Atrocities in Pictures: The ethics of showing images from the Holocaust

By Paul Morrow, Human Rights Fellow, University of Dayton Seventy-five years ago, the world first saw the horrors of Nazi concentration camps. Shot by photographers Lee Miller, George Rodger and...
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