Zweifel: To GOP zealots, women’s health is irrelevant


I’d like to think that the Republican state lawmakers who so desperately want to put endless restrictions on women’s choice, close Planned Parenthood clinics and limit what the UW-Madison Medical School can teach about abortion would read a recent New Yorker piece about what similar laws have done to women’s health in Texas. > Cap Times

Kremer: Heat I received for belief Earth is 6,000 years old shows need for UW speech bill


Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum), who believes the earth is 6,000 years old, said last week the blowback he’s received for his beliefs demonstrates the need for legislation regulating speech on college campuses. During a hearing on that proposal last month, Kremer said: “The Earth is 6,000 years old, that’s a fact.” > The Cap Times

Jesse Kremer says Dems will support UW speech bill; Peter Barca says ‘not me’

Proposing a bill that would require UW campuses to punish students who disrupt the free expression of others, Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) says he expects Democratic support. But while Kremer may want bipartisanship on the issue, Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) is not ready to back the bill.  >  The Cap Times