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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Congressman Paul Ryan has been critical of the different health reform plans moving through the various congressional committees. On TV and in newspaper op-ed pages, the ubiquitous Janesville Republican is painting an ominous picture of what will happen if a public health insurance...
Friday, June 19, 2009
What’s the point of spending millions of dollars to buy Wisconsin Supreme Court justices if those justices aren’t allowed to rule in your favor? The U.S. Supreme Court may have robbed...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Anyone who has seen the headlines, watched campaign ads or read John Grisham’s novel The Appeal knows that campaigns for state Supreme Court seats are no longer about which candidate can best decide cases based on the Constitution and the law. No, these campaigns too often...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson fends off attacks on her record

For many Wisconsinites, a state Supreme Court without Shirley Abrahamson is unthinkable. Abrahamson has served on the state’s highest court for 33 years, 13 of them as its first female chief justice. During her tenure, Abrahamson has developed a national reputation as a no-nonsense jurist who isn’t afraid to wield the...
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...
Friday, July 11, 2008

State businesses reject its right-wing agenda

Late last month Epic Systems announced that it would try to avoid working with vendors that support the leadership of the state business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC). Epic Systems contractor J.P. Cullen & Sons promptly dropped its membership with WMC and the company’s CEO left his position on the WMC board. Earlier this year, another WMC board member, TDS Telecom CEO David A. Wittwer, stepped down from the position. Although Wittwer didn’t cite a specific reason for leaving, his resignation occurred on the cusp of WMC’s political attack on Wisconsin’s first African-American Supreme Court justice, Louis Butler.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Citizen Action complaint could remove him

Just about everyone denounced Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman’s false, race-baiting attack ad against Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler—well, everyone except Gableman. Even Charlie Sykes called foul on it, and the bipartisan Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee declared that it...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
It’s appalling enough that a little-known, small-time judge with no apparent qualifications defeated Wisconsin’s only African-American Supreme Court justice by running a squalid, deceptive campaign that equated the distinguished justice with a black child molester.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It’s “unbecoming a sitting judge”

What's worse than being bombarded with campaign ads from secretive, independent front groups in the final weeks before an election? Being bombarded with a “disgraceful and deliberately misleading ad” actually sponsored by a candidate for the state Supreme Court himself.