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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A bedrock principle of democracy is that voters have a right to choose their elected representatives...
Monday, July 11, 2011

Tax cuts for the rich could come at a heavy price

Suddenly Republican leaders in Congress, after months of staring down the Democrats over a potentially disastrous debt default, began blinking so fast that they might be signaling in Morse code. Although their message is muddled and illogical—with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) saying he can...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Local and out-of-state groups show strong interest

The unprecedented recalls of nine state senators have sparked the interest of organizations seeking an advantage in Wisconsin politics. For Republicans, it's a do-or-die moment. If the Democrats can flip three seats in the Senate, the GOP...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Despite promises and denials, budget amendment applies beyond Racine

It was no secret that once Republicans took power they would expand taxpayer-funded voucher schools beyond the city of Milwaukee. After all, out-of-state voucher backers have poured millions into favored candidates' campaigns over the years; Gov. Scott Walker...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And is the Republican state Legislature now above the law?

How stunning and strange was the state Supreme Court's decision to uphold the dubiously passed collective bargaining bill? So strange that even Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, writing in her dissent, argued that the four justices in the majority were engaging...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
When a governor and a majority in the Legislature start destroying decades of individual rights and governmental responsibilities, the only real protection citizens have is the rule of law. In Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court is the final authority on the law...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
As the biggest political recall in Wisconsin history takes shape, there is one question about the integrity of our political process every citizen in the state should be asking, but especially those who have...

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