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Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

The country’s largest progressive gathering features Jesse Jackson and more

In the midst of a tough election season in which the conservative Tea Parties are the media’s darlings, progressives in Wisconsin are meeting on Sept. 11 at Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo to...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, its founder, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Ed Garvey, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts on some of the biggest political questions of the day. Shepherd: What does it mean to be a ...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

A Q&A with founder Ed Garvey on Wisconsin’s one-of-a-kind political gathering

Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo, Wis., to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, founder Ed Garvey, an attorney and a former gubernatorial candidate, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

He Explains How Insurance Companies Are Protecting Their Profits and Fighting Health Care Reform

Hugely profitable insurance companies are behind the efforts to derail health care reform, argues Wendell Potter, a former public relations executive for insurers Humana and CIGNA. Once a crafter of spin and damage control for the insurance industry, Potter has had a change of heart and now is speaking out...

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