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Bill Wineke: Captain Kirk Inspires Anew

When I learned that billionaire Jeff Bezos was planning to shoot Captain Kirk into space, I thought it was one of the dumbest publicity stunts of the year. William Shatner, the star of the original Star Trek television series, is…

Wineke: The blind seek to lead the blind

MADISON, Wis. -- This is an actual quote from the man Wisconsin has hired to investigate claims of fraud in the last election: “Most people, myself included, do not have a comprehensive understanding, or even any understanding, of how elections…

Wineke: Robin joins the insurrection

This is what I read from Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on the front page of this morning’s paper: “It was an honor to be invited to travel by private plane with President Trump and top staff to attend his rally in Alabama.”

Wineke: Is Nancy Pelosi the Jan. 6 villain?

The House of Representatives has begun its hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol and Republicans in Congress have found their villain: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Wineke: Why punish the unemployed?

It's becoming official in business group circles: Wisconsin can't find enough workers and the reason is we're too generous to the unemployed.

Wineke: Someone has to pay for health insurance

Until a couple of days ago, the big issue in health insurance coverage was the proposal from several Democratic presidential candidates that the nation extend its Medicare program to cover anyone who needs insurance.