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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...
Monday, June 6, 2011

An extraordinarily dangerous problem, Greenspan says

The current puppet play in Congress—where Republicans sponsored a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling only because they wanted to vote it down—would be funny, if only they weren't risking economic...
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ideologues want a shutdown, regardless of the damage

Scarcely any news story induces sleep as swiftly and surely as congressional budget negotiations—a topic that features politicians bickering loudly over huge...
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

Now that Republicans are in charge they’re supposedly focusing like a laser beam on creating 250,000 jobs by the end of Gov. Scott Walker’s first term. So why are the bills being circulated by state Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) focused on anything but jobs? Kleefisch began looking for bill cosponsors on Monday morning...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

Looks like Gov.-elect Scott Walker is learning the difference between running a perpetual campaign and actually governing. His first fumble is over his promise to “kill the train” between Madison and Milwaukee...
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

The GOP will create legislative districts that guarantee their hold on power for 10 years

Wisconsin Republicans won a big victory on Nov. 2 that gives them control of the state Legislature for the next two years, and potentially for the next decade because they will be able to draw electoral districts that favor their party. Because this is a census year, the state Legislature and governor are charged with drawing not only the...

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