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WI GOP Begins Retroactive Decriminalization of Scott Walker Fundraising

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:11:36 -0400

The Wisconsin legislature is going the extra mile with three separate bills to retroactively decriminalize the behavior at the heart of the investigation and to defang the nonpartisan elections agency that aided it. Two of the bills are on a fast track being sped through the legislature with an unusual Joint Senate/Assembly hearing on Tuesday.

Scott Walker's Partisans Poised to Raze Nonpartisan Government Accountability Board

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:15:37 -0400

The attack on the GAB goes hand in hand with recent assaults on Wisconsin's open records law, and efforts to changes the John Doe law to exclude politicians from ever being investigated in the manner that average citizens are.

My Correspondence With Governor Scott Walker

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:08:47 -0400

Dear Governor Walker: I'm appalled by your willingness to trade off the well-being of working people and the health of a fabulous state university system for your grandiose, selfish ambition. I'll do whatever I can to make sure you will not become president.

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Scott Walker Begins His Run for the White House, A Report From the Badger State

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:20:15 -0400

Scott Walker will announce for president today. After standing for 25 primary and general elections in 25 years, he is poised to take his "divide and conquer" brand of politics to the national stage.

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A Tale of Two States

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:10:24 -0400

Trickle-down economics doesn't work, and frankly, it never has. If we want to restore a healthy middle class, we need a different approach, a virtuous cycle that begins with a high-quality public education that gives students the skills they need to get good jobs with fair wages.

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Governor Scott Walker Strikes Another Blow Against Organized Labor; Wisconsin Becomes 25th "Right to Work" State

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:27:33 -0400

Critical thinking says if you want to earn more money, bullying your employer with a mob isn't the answer. Production is. If you want to earn more money, provide more service.

I've Been Called A Lot Of Things... But ISIS?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:51:26 -0500

The bill will more than likely pass, then get signed by Walker with multiple pens. Should I have stayed home?

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The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers' War on Unions

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:08:39 -0500

Why would politicians and their billionaire backers expend so much political capital (and actual capital) attacking unions when unions in America represent a small fraction of the workforce--around 11 percent?

Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:43:48 -0400

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.

Ferguson: We Are All Missourians

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:37:43 -0400

 In the America that I want to live in, it's not all right for police to intimidate entire communities with automatic weapons, riot gear and armored vehicles.

The Wisconsin Uprising Is Coming Back

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:34:12 -0400

Scott Walker's Crackdown on Free Speech Backfires

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:06:06 -0400

Remember that part in the Bill of Rights where Free Speech and Free Assembly are guaranteed provided the citizen requesting those freedoms does so upon the approval of his or her permit request? I don't remember that last part, either.

29 More Arrested Protesting Against Scott Walker

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:02:08 -0400

Femi Kuti's Lyrical Politics and the Musical Uprising in Wisconsin

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:19:40 -0400

When I remarked that the crippling poverty felt across the globe and sparking revolutions was not as prevalent yet in the United States, Femi quickly corrected me.

Efforts to Deliver 'Kill Shot' to Paid Sick Leave Tied to ALEC

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:19:48 -0400

Advocates have helped pass paid sick day laws in cities like San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle and Portland, but big business has been pushing back.