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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Point out Republican gimmicks and unfair impacts

Having hesitated to fully enter the fiscal fray, President Obama has at last delivered a plausible, principled response to the budgetary flimflam of the far right. But one speech, even a very good speech, won't fulfill his obligation in this fateful argument...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Legislative session ends in April

Democrats earned a hard-won victory when they took over the state Assembly in 2008, which allowed them to take control of both houses of the state Legislature as well as the governor’s mansion. But what have they done with that power? Have they enacted progressive policies to help close the disparities between the haves and the have-nots?
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Lieberman doesn’t act on principles, just wants chaos

By bowing to Sen. Joseph Lieberman and his obstructive pals in both parties on health care reform, President Barack Obama has confirmed what Republicans always say about Democrats: They simply aren't strong enough to govern. Or at least the Democrats elected last year—and their colleagues in the Senate leadership...
08.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Here�s the prepared text of Gov. Jim Doyle�s announcement that he won�t run for a third term as governor�but he won�t be pulling a Palin, either, and will finish out his second term: I have decided that I will not run for a third term as governor. Jessica and I, as Peace Corps volunteers, a lawyer and a teacher on the Navajo Indian Reservation, district attorney, a...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
With Gov. Jim Doyle and Democrats in control of both houses of the Legislature, long-overdue reforms affecting limits on teacher pay and funding of transit—blocked by Republicans for years—were included in the state budget with little fuss. Sadly, one issue remains excruciatingly difficult...
Monday, June 29, 2009

Corporate medicine fuels cowardice

If Congress fails to enact health care reform this year-or if it enacts a sham reform designed to bail out corporate medicine while excluding the "public option"-then the public will rightly blame Democrats, who have...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

State Rep. Barbara Toles talks about the new Legislature

After Democrats won control of the state Assembly in November, it was assumed that Milwaukee’s representatives would hold more power. Yet, once the secret ballots were counted, Milwaukee’s Democratic representatives were shut out of top leadership positions. But Milwaukee Democrat Barbara Toles...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Act in the public interest

President George W. Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson had no credibility to match the arrogance of their initial demand for absolute power in distributing $700 billion of public assistance (the old synonym for welfare). Many Republicans in Congress lacked the intellectual fortitude to cope with the spectacular collapse of their ideology.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Don’t tarnish Clinton’s legacy

As the Democrats convene in Denver to celebrate Hillary Clinton and nominate Barack Obama, a tiny minority of her supporters continues to behave petulantly. They whine, they bluster, they agitate. But what is it about Sen. Clinton’s repeated endorsements of her former opponent that they cannot understand?