Jonathan Maye-Cates: I’m a proud American who just happens to be Black. Too often in our history, skin tone has been viewed as the defining factor of a person’s existence.
Jim Goodman: Vilsack is more than acceptable to Republicans and centrists, but his nomination was a red flag to reformist progressives, small farm and environmental advocates.
PETITION: We’re calling on city and county leaders to work together to end homelessness in La Crosse by 2025.
We shouldn’t begrudge the county, the city or UW giving higher pay or bonuses to its workers, we should celebrate it. Then we should demand more for all.
Jim Goodman: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered to send 1,600 medics to help with medical relief efforts, the offer was, of course, rejected by the Bush administration. Then as now, politics trumps humanitarianism.
As the pandemic continues to rage, the least we can do is guarantee access to health care for Covid-19 to all Americans.
Mark Schimpf: Too often, we expect people who are homeless to rise to meet the barriers posed, indirectly or otherwise, by shelter systems.
Jessica Olson: The City should focus on finding and funding a single building that can provide safe housing for the unsheltered.
Not being Republican isn’t good enough. The elections showed that Democrats need a bold agenda that can deliver material improvements for the working class.
Jonathan Maye: As a 67-year-old Black American man and a product of the tumultuous 60s, I, not unlike many others, have been the first and only many times over.