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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Milwaukeeans are familiar with All Children Matter as a pro-voucher educational reform group. But the Michigan-based organization— with heavy financial backing from Milwaukeeans George and Susan Mitchell, the Wal-Mart heirs and Dick DeVos, of the Amway- Blackwater dynasty—is airing race-baiting...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

A new rule could require disclosing donors —but not yet

It wouldn’t be an election in Wisconsin without sleazy campaign ads and fliers from phony front groups that aren’t required to disclose where they get their money from or what their true agenda is. Take All Children Matter, which in theory is a Michigan-based pro-school-voucher group headed by Dick DeVos...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Jeremy Scahill discusses privatization of war and civilian life

Blackwater doesn’t need Iraq anymore. It got what it needed from Iraq—a bad-ass reputation and a billion dollars in government contracts.” That’s the assessment of investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, the leading civilian expert on Blackwater...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Calculator totals up the business lobby’s cost to taxpayer

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s big business lobbying group, costs the state about $31 a second. That’s because WMC’s proposals—from slashing corporate income taxes to opposing insurance coverage of wigs for cancer patients—

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