Fall 2020

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Editor's Note

In a truly horrible year, perhaps there have been planted the seeds of miracles
By Mike Nichols

Police use of force rare here

What happened in Kenosha is an anomaly, defying the critics' charge that police violence is systemic
By Patrick Hughes and Mike Nichols

Badger Briefing: Here's what we're hearing

Numbers and nuggets from trends we've observed on topics from telehealth to unemployment to small businesses

Q&A with Kevin McMahill

A cop's toughest call: if and when to use force to apprehend a suspect
By Mike Nichols

Civil War hero canceled

Madison protesters sacrifice symbol of abolition, equality and freedom for Black Lives Matter dogma
By Julie Grace

Violent: a matter of definition

The state labels thousands of offenders violent when they've never committed an act of violence
By Julie Grace

MPS not done with BLM at school

The district failed to fund the curriculum and the teachers, but some MPS believers are pressing on
By Donovan Newkirk

With police in retreat, view from Fond du Lac Ave. is bleak

Cutting cops unnecessarily to placate protesters will do nothing to help George Floyd or Jacob Blake
By Mike Nichols

The wrong prescription

Raising the minimum wage is an overly simplistic way to make housing more affordable for low-income people
By Ken Wysocky

Stealing from our children

Sen. Ron Johnson's wake up call for a new era of federal spending insanity and its consequences
By Michael Jahr

State readies for absentee ballot crush

Elections commission is confident that ballot tracking and barcoding will mean smooth and secure voting
By Mark Lisheron

Pandemic population push?

Wisconsin's small cities offer an escape for suddenly mobile metropolitan workers long cramped by a viral lockdown
By Ike Brannon