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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wisconsin falls behind our Midwestern neighbors

Is Gov. Scott Walker really responsible for half of the new jobs created in the entire country last month, as his administration claimed? Seriously, that's what Walker said when June's preliminary employment...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New tax breaks for businesses are not tied to job creation

Remember when Republicans whined and wailed about the Democrats' implementation of combined reporting, which the GOP claimed was hurting Wisconsin's business climate by hiking taxes on corporations?
Monday, July 25, 2011

Foolish political games could cause serious damage

As America lurches toward new and unfamiliar status as a nation that defaults on its debts, commentators around the world are wondering how the democratic government that was once the most admired in the world...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Corporation-written legislation pushed through Wisconsin

The American Legislative Exchange Council—more commonly known as ALEC, the corporate-sponsored national think tank that produces bills to be introduced in state legislatures around the country—is behind a wide range of Wisconsin legislation introduced this session. ALEC pairs a legislator—typically a conservative Republican—with a representative of a corporation to write pro-business, anti-worker legislation. The legislation is written in secret...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A bedrock principle of democracy is that voters have a right to choose their elected representatives...
Monday, June 13, 2011

Republicans fail to address their own scandals

Grossly distasteful may be the most dignified way to describe the behavior of Rep. Anthony Weiner, but it is impossible to discuss what he has confessed to doing without words...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Most political controversies over art are just silly: low-rent politicians pretending to represent ordinary folks by loudly objecting to any public art that bothers anyone who doesn't understand it...