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09.15.2014 | 36 days ago | Posted at 05:15 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Late Friday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which has been on hold for years.  That’s a big deal. A bigger deal is that the election is only weeks away.  “The decision has thrown everything into chaos,” Kristin Hansen of the ACLU told me. She said that she was concerned that elections workers would take the opportunity to overly scrut...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Part of GOP’s national strategy to shrink the electorate

 Local and national Democrats are trying to strike back at new restrictions on voting in Wisconsin and elsewhere, charging that Republicans are suppressing the vote to
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Right-wing billionaires, corporations and the Bradley Foundation pay for junk studies that prop up their agenda

 A clearer picture is emerging of a well-funded network of right-wing experts and think tanks that promote corporate interests
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Grothman continues Republicans’ voter suppression strategy

Here we go again. A Republican legislator is circulating bills that would make it more difficult to vote in Wisconsin. This time, state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) is trying to limit voting by early, in-person absentee voters and impose new ...
05.31.2013 | | Posted at 03:40 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yet again another controversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed. Last Friday, before the Memorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibus voter suppression bill, which, among other things, would reinstate the legally challenged voter ID requirement, open up loopholes for corporations sponsoring phony issue ads, shorten the amount of ti...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Plus Jerks and Blogs of the Week

He was unknown to most people before the Shepherd Express profiled him in a cover story on Sept. 22, 2005, but Milwaukee’s Will Allen is now enjoying the national spotlight for his revolutionary agricultural innovations. Allen, who received a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008, launched the urban farm Growing Power...
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

The literary community was saddened by last week’s news that Broad Vocabulary bookstore would be closing for good at month’s end. Owned by Jennifer Morales and Tina Owen, the enterprise fell victim to big-box media stores and online sellers. Happily, a community group is organizing to save one of Milwaukee's...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Even more people have been injured or killed by repeat drunken drivers this past week. The recent tragedies included a crash at Sheboygan’s Brat Days, in which four people were injured by a drunken 21-year-old from Manitowoc who was sentenced to serve time in jail for previous drunken driving convictions, plus a death and injury caused by a Pewaukee man who already has four drunken driving convictions.

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