VOL. 16  NO.17 -- AUGUST 23, 2021



2021 NAACP ACT-SO National Competition: Gold at Last




REFLECTIONS/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

Vaccines and Politics

It is at times like these that I am so grateful to have a governor like Governor Tony Evers because of how he has handled the COVID-19 pandemic within the confines that the state legislature and the Wisconsin Supreme Court have placed him. Governor Evers has pushed masking as much as he has been able to and even recently offered a $100 payment for those holdouts who get vaccinated. How much I would love to get to herd immunity so that all of us can live relatively unfettered and our state’s economy can boom once again.

I find the current Republican right-wing philosophies so inconsistent and anti-productive. Isn’t it ironic that these radical Republicans implement measures that “preserve individual freedom” and “parental choice,” measures that result in us living for a longer time under the tyranny of the Delta variant. COVID-19 — because it is so infectious and kills many of us if it goes unabated — and large corporations can compel us to wear masks for the general health and welfare. But our government can’t, which in the U.S. Constitution talks about preserving the general welfare. How many people have to die before we get to the general welfare threshold? -- READ MORE