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Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Republicans invent death panels, high deficits, immigrant coverage and more

Within hours after the House of Representatives approved health care reform by a narrow margin, Republicans predicted retribution at the polls next fall. They promised to make every Democrat regret that historic...
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
Humorist Will Rogers summed it up a long time ago when he said: “I don’t belong to any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” It was just last November that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama scored a resounding victory in Wisconsin, winning 59 of 72 counties. That rout helped Democrats win control of the state Assembly, giving them control...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Veterans helping veterans transition from war to peace

Milwaukee’s community of veterans is proving to be adept at healing soldiers from the current wars as well as those who left the battlefield decades ago. Many veterans are reaching out to their peers who are having difficulty transitioning from being warriors in a threat-filled combat zone to resuming their lives as workers, students, spouses, partners or parents. The transition from warrior to civilian isn’t easy, and can be made more difficult by financial stresses...
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009
Republican leaders uniformly refuse to join former President Jimmy Carter in condemning the explicit racism of many of the signs and catcalls at organized protests against President Barack Obama’s health reform proposals. Even people waving signs depicting the president as a half-naked...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
When a bozo Republican congressman shouts “You lie!” at the president of the United States speaking to a joint session of Congress, he is trashing age-old rules of decorum requiring politicians who hate each other’s guts to politely address one another on the floor of Congress as...
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

It’s just a scheme to halt health care reform

After a summer of politics marked by esoteric phrases like "co-ops" and "insurance exchanges," the newest kernel of ubiquitous arcana is the term "trigger mechanism." This proposal, which is gaining momentum after President Obama's speech to Congress, would have any national health legislation...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, its founder, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Ed Garvey, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts on some of the biggest political questions of the day. Shepherd: What does it mean to be a ...
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009
The organized objections against the presidential school address on right-wing talk radio have been nothing less than a hate campaign. “The thing that concerned me most about it was it seemed like a direct channel from the president of the United States into the classroom, to my child,”...
09.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The horror! Check out the subversive, dangerous, radical comments President Obama is going to make tomorrow when addressing the nation�s school kids! Prepare to be brainwashed! Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama
 Back to School Event Arlington, Virginia
 September 8, 2009
 The President: Hello everyone�how�s everybody doing toda...
09.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I thought the conservative movement jumped the shark when supporters became teabaggers. But they�ve taken their paranoia to new heights by claiming that President Obama�s pep talk to the nation�s school kids is a way to �indoctrinate� them with his �socialist ideology.� The sad part is that they�ve gotten two local school districts to agree with this lunacy and not air the president�s speec...

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