By Clete Delvaux, Green Bay Here are some sobering thoughts gathered from the introduction of T. R. Reid’s 2009 book The Healing of America. “Government and academic studies report that more than 20,000 die in the prime of life each year from medical problems that could be treated, because they can’t afford to see a … Read more Universal Health Care in the U.S.
By Dr. John Warren, Green Bay We are all very tired of hearing and worrying about COVID-19 and are ready to have our lives return to normal as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we cannot wish this virus away. No one can predict the future, however physicians and scientists expect this virus to be around until … Read more One doctor’s perspective on COVID-19
Jarrett Brown is a factory worker, activist, and voter. He resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Those of you who are graduating high school or college right now are doing so at an interesting time. The experience you’ve had over the last several months during your senior year is unlike that of any class that came … Read more TO THE CLASS OF 2020: MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOW
Generation of Opportunity Paul Bartlett, Allouez, WI My wife and I are in our young 70’s and are fortunate to have been born into the generation of opportunity. With a little ambition, our futures were rosy. College tuition was generally well within reach; housing costs (own or rent) were affordable; unemployment was low; opportunity abounded. … Read more Generation of Opportunity
Jarrett Brown is a factory worker, activist, and voter. He resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin Employee Triumphs Over Large Company, Labor Union In August of 2019, a lady was suspended without cause from a plant in Kansas. Later in the year, while still on suspension, she was fired. The company had absolutely no evidence of … Read more Together We All Rise
By Mark Smith, Oconto Stores out of numerous products. Churches and schools closed. Yet nationwide, there are a million+ people stuck in jails today, many only because they can’t afford bail. Another million+ are in prisons. Add in caged immigrants and asylum seekers. 10 million+ American citizens cycle through revolving-door jails every year, bringing big … Read more Do the Right Thing
“While a handful of primary metal producers benefited from trade protections, the rest of us further down the supply chain faced higher costs that hurt our competitiveness vs. rivals from countries that have lower metal costs.” “Recession in the heavy manufacturing sector has dragged Wisconsin’s economic growth to among the slowest in the country.” For … Read more Manitowoc factory CEO: How Trump ‘trade chaos’ kills jobs in Wisconsin manufacturing Sachin Shivaram
This Letter to the Editor ran in the Florence Mining News shortly after the County Board voted unanimously to make Florence County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. This effort was pushed by the newly elected Republican sheriff who was quoted as saying he loves God and the second amendment. The same article claimed they were protecting gun … Read more Conservative or Unconcerned?
By Lynn Gerlach, Green Bay On the frigid first week of November, I joined my Brown County Democratic Party friends to canvass Green Bay, seeking to discover minds that might be opened, opinions we might consider fluid, or even strong Progressives we’d not been tracking. On Saturday I entered dark, forbidding apartment buildings with stairways … Read more We’re All Rowing the Same Boat
By Clete Delvaux, De Pere I have read that a mass shooting occurs every day on average in the U.S. And everyday our president and the Republican-led Senate refuse to do anything to stop this slaughter of American citizens. Instead, they say they will study and debate the issue, hoping that if they delay long … Read more Gun Control?