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GOP tax bill will burden lower and middle class families

Royal Purple Editorial Staff, Staff

December 7, 2017

 The tax plan that passed through the U.S. Senate last Saturday will not save American citizens an extra $4,000, as promised. Instead it will cost many of us in the long-run through increasing taxes on middle-class Americans and adding $1.4 trillion to the national debt. Meanwhile massive corporations will receive...

Too dangerous for planes, but not for your rights

Too dangerous for planes, but not for your rights

June 16, 2016

The ‘no-fly,’ FBI watch lists needs legislation behind it Kimberly Wethal June 16, 2016   “And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America:” the words of former Secretary of State and Democratic Party's presumptive nomi...

Life after Bernie

Life after Bernie

June 15, 2016

Third-party alternatives worth considerating   Dusty Hartl June 15, 2016 If you are like me, a “Bernie Bro,” then you must be having a hard time in this primary. With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) down almost three million votes and all primaries finished, it’s not l...

Trump’s campaign demonstrates “red flags”

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Donald Trump’s TV makeup might paint him orange, but the warning flags I got from his Janesville rally were red. It took his campaign five days to get Royal Purple Photo Editor Amber Levenhagen and I our press credentials. His rally started with a notice telling a thousand adoring supporter...

Trump antics reflect negative campus climate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 For college students, the presidential    campaign seems like a far-off land where a rich bigot and two career politicians are in a street brawl for the GOP nomination, and the two Democratic candidates, one an “email-deleter” and the other a “socialist,” are politely disagr...

Wisconsin ‘votes blue’ for sixth consecutive time

November 12, 2012

  GOP regains control of state Senate, now  has control of entire state government:   It is finally safe to watch television, listen to the radio and drive down the interstate without the threat of being bombarded with political ads. After months of fighting over a few key swing ...

Judgment on Walker should wait until 2014

April 5, 2012

The recall against Gov. Scott Walker has some of Wisconsin’s and America’s core principles at stake. When you elect an official, you’re stuck with them. Sometimes it’s a harsh and unfortunate truth.However, some citizens of the state of Wisconsin have pushed for another election for governor,...

New voter ID bill is great for all Wisconsin voters

November 9, 2011

The state legislature recently passed a bill that will require all registered voters to present a photo I.D. at the polls. The bill also says that voters cannot register on election day but instead must do so ahead of time. While the Republican-led Capitol passed this bill, it has taken a lot of heat...

Has Mitt Romney hit his ceiling?

October 25, 2011

Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is running for president for the second consecutive election. After losing the GOP nomination in 2008 to John McCain, Romney appears to be the front runner this year. While some polls show that political newcomer Herman Cain is now a major threat, the Romney campaign...

Herman Cain: The man who caught fire, not GOP ‘flavor of the month’

October 12, 2011

With the GOP presidential primary election not far off, there are a plethora of candidates campaigning to be the GOP’s presidential nominee. At first glance, the candidates seem to blend together: whether it is Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney who both look like they were...

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