Robert Wirch

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

The Capital Times, Nov. 22

No Wisconsinite working full time should live in poverty

Wisconsin's legislative Democrats have been structurally disempowered by the most crooked of political maneuvers. Despite the fact that Wisconsin voters are just about evenly divided politically — out of almost 3 million votes cast for president last year, barely 22,000 separated Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — both chambers of the Legislature are dominated by the Republicans, who gerrymandered district lines to eliminate competition and prevent fair elections. The GOP controls the Assembly with 64 seats to the Democrats' 35. In the Senate, the split is 20-13.

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