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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...
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Discussions reveal plans to challenge voters at the polls and end Election Day registration

Another election, another round of unproven allegations about widespread voter fraud. This year, though, it appears that tea party groups and the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) are planning to act on the “widespread voter fraud” myth by trying to suppress the vote of minority citizens and students. The plan was exposed...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Right-wing groups and the grassroots evaluate candidates

While we don’t yet know the full extent of tea party involvement in this year’s races, we do know the tea party coalition in Wisconsin is evaluating candidates—mostly Republican candidates—for office. Having the tea party movement’s blessing may help a candidate during a Republican...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kids, small businesses and Medicare recipients will benefit

Should Republicans re-think their rush to prevent federal health care reform provisions from being implemented in Wisconsin? Both GOP gubernatorial candidates oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 23. On Monday, candidate Mark Neumann even delivered...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It’s been years since the so-called “liberal” media could be accused of failing to sufficiently publicize the views of the extreme right. Labeling the media “liberal,” a political tactic by conservatives, worked like a charm. Newspapers everywhere scurried to add right-wing columnists, the more troglodytic the better. Television crews were sent to town hall meetings on health care to film the most shril...

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