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Racial Battle Fatigue: The exhaustion of reproving what has already been proven

When I was in tenth grade I took a math class on geometry. I did not enjoy the class, the teacher or the concepts. It seemed very disconnected to the real world to me at the time. Since then I have...
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Milwaukee Notebook: The 1879 scandal over rotten food and abuse at Milwaukee’s House of Corrections

In 1879, Milwaukeeans were shocked to learn of abusive treatment at the county-operated House of Corrections. Inmates, they learned, were routinely fed rotting meat, physically and verbally abused...
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How the Capitol attack inquiry reveals the depths of White Supremacist ideology in Trump’s supporters

As the Capitol attack inquiry began with emotional testimony by police officers who came face-to-face with Trump’s racist and proto-fascist mob, one cannot help but draw the conclusion that...
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Suffering that sells: When society would rather pay to bury us than support a life in which we are thriving

They say that sex sells, but more and more, it seems like trauma has taken its place. As a Black femme, I was taught from an early age that I shouldn’t ask for help until I absolutely, positively...
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A Mismatched Workforce: Wisconsin’s jobless struggle to find lost jobs after COVID-19

Ideally, the 65-year-old would return to her old job of digitizing government documents for Data Dimensions in Janesville, Wisconsin. But she can’t. The company laid her off in March 2020,...
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Twelve years of stagnation: Wisconsin’s essential workers continue fighting for $15 minimum-wage

Years ago when he was working for the discount retailer Kmart, Gary Lemke saw the cost of low wages: high employee turnover. Lemke estimates as many as half the workers would leave in a year. That...
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Police officers deliver emotional testimony about the day Trump sent domestic terrorists to attempt a coup

In early July, the Bullock Texas State History Museum cancelled a book event three and a half hours before it was supposed to start. After Representatives Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Liz Cheney...
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Avoiding mob rule: Why the Second Amendment does not protect vigilantes who masquerade as militia

By Eliga Gould, Professor of History, University of New Hampshire When a federal judge in California struck down the state’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons in early June 2021, he added a...
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A well regulated White Militia: America’s obsession with guns remains rooted in the subjugation of Blacks

A series of slave revolts terrified White residents and helped fuel the rationale for gun ownership. Bodies are piling up all over the second amendment as two of America’s pandemics converge. The...
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Last Thing We Ever Do: Musicians express the Vietnam War experience of Milwaukee veterans in new album

Local musicians and the stories of hometown Vietnam veterans are featured in a new album being released on August 8 at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom. “The Last Thing We Ever Do” CD was produced...
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Hop Summer Nights: Special events usher in a return to regular streetcar service beginning August 1

The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, announced on July 24 that service schedules and frequency would return to normal beginning Sunday, August 1. The positive change was a...
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An inadequate safety net: America has not changed how it measures who is poor since LBJ’s War on Poverty

By Mark Robert Rank, Professor of Social Welfare, Washington University in St Louis In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson famously declared war on poverty. “The richest nation on Earth can afford to...
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