A video has recently surfaced showing a police officer in Wauwatosa, WI punching a 17-year-old boy outside the mall during an arrest.
This piece is part of Splinter’s series The New Guard, where we interview progressive candidates who are running in 2018 midterm races across the country to shake up the Democratic Party establishment.
Wisconsin authorities believe a man who died in an explosion in his kitchen last month was attempting to make what’s commonly referred to as a “Mother of Satan” bomb—the same type of explosive used in a number of terrorist attacks across Europe. Now, newly opened search records indicate that the man’s apartment was…
Rebecca Dallet, a Wisconsin judge who ran on a liberal platform in a nonpartisan race, won her state Supreme Court race over her conservative opponent by more than a 10-point margin on Tuesday night, a shakeup that seems to have union-busting sandwich-lover Governor Scott Walker very nervous about what that could mean…
Today, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker lost a heroic battle to prevent democracy from happening in his state, and he was not happy about it. So he did what any reasonable person does when he’s mad: he logged on.
Two congressional candidates running to unseat Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan were arrested for blocking an intersection near Ryan’s office in Racine, WI, on Monday in an act of civil disobedience.
Watch out, Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District! There’s a new kid trying to score the Democratic nomination in town. His name is Kyle Frenette, and for the last decade he’s been serving as the manager for Bon Iver, the Grammy-winning indie act that sounds like lullabies for sad adolescent wolves.
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…