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06.20.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Were you as baffled as me by the Assembly Democrats’ decision not to introduce amendments to the state budget? I mean, I know it was crafted by Gov. Scott Walker, the Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee and the Republican legislative leaders without public input. Or Democratic input. And I know that Assembly Democrats were powerless to make any changes to it. And I appreci...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Remember back when Wisconsin was proud to be one of the most progressive states in the nation?
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Fighting Bob Fest speaker Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only independent member of the U.S. Senate, wonders: what�s so scary about government-run health care? Folks on Medicare and Medicaid, the military and veterans, kids from low-income families all rely on government-run programs for their health care. �It�s not like government-run health care is new to this country,� Sand...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Voters in the First Congressional District have the chance to elect a highly qualified representative, Democrat Marge Krupp, on Nov. 4. Krupp has an interesting background as a chemical engineer and businesswoman, is an active campaigner, and is a good match for the values of Southeastern Wisconsin...
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Brookfield Schwartz Bookshop - 7 p.m.

Wisconsin’s annual Chautauqua, Fighting Bob Fest, just completed another record year, attracting over a 10,000 attendees. Tonight, with a 7 p.m. talk at the Brookfield Schwartz Bookshop, author Nancy C. Unger shares a little insight about the man who inspired this popular annual festival, Bob LaFollette . . .
04.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I check the Cost of War site every month just to maintain perspective. With the testimony of David Petraeus and his Tonto, the trillion dollar figures are finally beyond whispering levels. To date, $509.7 billion spent and we are on the way to two or three trillion dollars--all borrowed. In just one Wisconsin Congressional District, our share of the 509 billion would purchase 164,...
04.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Listening to general Patreaus and the pathetic Ambassador Crocker talk about the surge, while the Green Zone is under attack, 10 U.S. Soldiers have been killed in three days and 35 injured, reminds me of the question asked of Exxon's Vice President Simon about the $4 hundred million severance package for one of the bandits; "What happened to shame?" We must ask deputy-president P...
04.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
John McCain read a foreign policy speech yesterday. It is anybody's guess who wrote it, but reality was MIA. He is still trying to tell us that his support of the surge is responsible for our progress in Iraq, and he paints a pretty picture. It goes something like this: "The surge is working," Iraq is stable, the Iraqi army is ready but, and it is a big but, if we agree with his assessment of...
04.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
FightingBob.com had a wonderful weekend. We could call it our Hightower event but, while Jim was the focus, we also co-sponsored a very successful conference on industrial "farms" and more than 150 attended. (You can see Jim's keynote speech at the CAFO conference right here.) From the CAFO conference to the UWM to meet with 80 activists Saturday night who are agitating for just...