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09.25.2014 | 26 days ago | Posted at 02:03 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Does it matter if a group with a Facebook page calling for armed poll watchers is real or a hoax?  Not really. Recently, an alleged group called the Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia has announced on its Facebook page that it was headed to polling places on Nov. 4 to confront—with weapons—voters who’d signed the recall petition against Scott Walker and others. According to the group’s...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Fact-checking his memoir, Unintimidated

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s new memoir, Unintimidated, is yet the latest example of his attempt to raise his national profile and run for president in 2016
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How Scott Walker burned through $2 million to raise $3.5 million

 As governor, Scott Walker attempts to portray himself as a no-frills man of the people, a “brown bag” kind of guy who was raised by a minister and drove a Saturn
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
 To at least half of Wisconsin voters in last November’s presidential election, the only thing scarier than electing Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as vice president would be electing Republican Gov. Scott Walker
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Wisconsin has another wild year

 It seemed preposterous that 2012 could match the high drama of 2011 in Wisconsin. But we were proved wrong. This year had as many sudden developments, twists and turns, conspiracies and surprise endings as last year
Monday, June 11, 2012

The burgeoning Wisconsin scandal that major media ignored

If the Wisconsin recall is truly second in importance only to the presidential race, as many media...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There's a reason why we will actually vote on June 5 instead of simply relying on political polls...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Voters may go to the polls with incomplete information about his role in alleged misconduct

With just two weeks before the June 5 recall election facing Republican Gov. Scott Walker...
Thursday, May 17, 2012
A sort of poetry slam without poetry—or, for that matter, slamming—The Moth was conceived in 1997 as an evening of storytelling, with each performer recounting a 10-minute autobiographical yarn, sans notes. Celebrities like Moby and Ethan...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

From kindergarten to post grad, education needs support

Although Wisconsin is a national leader in high-school graduation rates, college placement scores and commitment to public education, the state's educational system is now threatened by Gov. Scott Walker's historic cuts to schools at all levels...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wisconsin's wonderful environment would become much healthier

When campaigning for governor in 2010, Scott Walker promised that he would create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Each act of his administration would serve that goal—including his stewardship of the environment...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How would you save public education?

In the final weeks leading up to the May 8 Democratic primary for governor, the Shepherd will ask the candidates questions about tough issues facing the state, then print their answers for our readers' review. This is the second installment in our...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lee Holloway on his 20 years in Milwaukee County government

In 1992, Lee Holloway was a community health care executive who decided he would be a better county supervisor than the candidate who came knocking on his door to ask for his support. Twenty years later, Holloway is leaving the board on his own terms as board chair. During his tenure, Holloway created the...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Collective bargaining bill continues to divide

Milwaukee County is in the process of sorting out the details of how, exactly, Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining bill will be implemented throughout county government. Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch released a three-page guidance memo...

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