In news that has surely prompted one of the more uncomfortable family discussions in modern electoral politics, CNN reported Monday that the parents of Kevin Nicholson, a Republican running to replace Democratic Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, maxed out on the amount of money they could legally donate to a…
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration announced a plan this week to spend nearly $7 million on a marketing campaign in an attempt to lure veterans and young workers back to the state.
Family and members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe are questioning why a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 14-year-old Native American boy in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday morning.
During a WI state Assembly debate this week over a bill to block abortions from state health insurance plans, Republican state representative Scott Allen put forth the argument that abortions should be stopped to correct labor shortages in the market.
Staggering numbers of poor and black voters reported that Wisconsin’s voter ID law kept them from voting in the 2016 presidential election in a state that Donald Trump won by just one percentage point, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin.
Almost exactly one year to the day that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, the former Secretary of State will finally step foot in a heartland state that her campaign steadfastly ignored during the race—this time, to sell books.
There are politicians who are low-down, good-for-nothing assholes. And then there’s House Speaker Paul Ryan, an elected Republican so craven he is fine with grandstanding about the Second Amendment to a man whose father was killed by a white supremacist.
Three thousand jobs. And a big, big press conference. Do you feel prosperous yet, America? We can just buy foreign jobs at a staggering cost. Why didn’t we think of this sooner??
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take on a case that could have huge longterm implications for voters across the country—especially in states where control of state legislatures and congressional districts belongs to parties who don’t actually represent the majority of the state’s voters.
An appeals court took a step towards affirming transgender rights on Tuesday with a preliminary injunction in favor of a transgender teenager’s right to use the school bathrooms that align with his gender identity.
On Wednesday, Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. announced that he had accepted a job in the Trump administration as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security.
Back in March, I spent a month driving through Texas. It was the first of three trips I plan to take this year to set up Splinter’s “virtual bureaus” across the country, to meet writers who know their hometowns far better than coastal journalists. Much of this trip was spent in big cities like Austin or El Paso, which…
As an alumnus of MTV's "The Real World," Republican Congressman Sean Duffy (S6: Boston) knows a thing or two about what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real.
A transgender woman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was verbally assaulted by a speaker invited by a conservative group on campus. That speaker was none other than Milo Yiannopoulos. If you don't know how much about him, you're better off—he's a favorite of white supremacists who call themselves "alt-right."
Since April, four people have died while in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail. Two of them were 38 years old. One was 29. And one was a newborn baby. Now, the mother of that baby is demanding that the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office pay $8.5 million dollars, claiming that jail officials ignored her requests for…
In 2014, the state of Texas made it hard for me to vote. My out-of-state driver’s license didn’t verify the identity on my voter ID card. So I went home for my passport, a federal document that would trounce all. After two trips to the polling station, I finally managed to vote that day for a candidate who wouldn’t…
Listen up, white people. You’ve altered the course of our—black, Latinx and Middle Eastern people’s—history in this country, and we’re here to say: Fuck you.
Did you hear that? Former House Speaker and Donald Trump supporter Newt Gingrich told NBC’s Meet the Press he doesn't think the country will come together no matter who wins, and we're "in for a long, difficult couple of years, maybe a decade or more."