If you were to believe some newspaper reports from the state Republican
convention over the weekend, you’d think Wisconsin congressmen Paul Ryan and
Jim Sensenbrenner were on opposite sides of a dramatic split within
Someone needs to tell Paul Ryan that his party—and the economic platform of austerity and plutocracy he crafted for it—lost a national election last year. Someone also needs to tell the Wisconsin Republican that he...
If you only rely on mainstream, corporate-owned media for your news,
you’re missing out on a wealth of information that’s vital to understanding our
world and creating a healthy society. According to the researchers
Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District—which encompasses the northeastern part of the state—is a pretty much the textbook definition of a swing district. It’s currently held by Republican Reid Ribble, a tea party favorite swept into office in 2010, a very red year. Ribble now faces Democrat Jamie Wall, whose business background, local connections and progressive values make him a formida...