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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...
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...
Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder must investigate abuses

Predictably as always, the Republicans in Congress and in the conservative media are berating Attorney General Eric Holder for deciding to investigate the CIA's use of abusive interrogation methods on terror suspects. They warn that probing this sensitive history will compromise intelligence operations and endanger the nation. They insist that these techniques have, in the words...
06.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
If Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker wants to win over moderates in his bid to become the next governor, he may want to pick less polarizing figures to help him raise money. On June 29, ex-Speaker of the House and current headline-grabbing gadfly Newt Gingrich will appear at a Walker fundraiser. You may remember Gingrich as the architect of the hard-right Contract with...
Friday, Aug. 7, 2009
I know I should be mortified by the lobbyist-organized mobs of angry Brooks Brothers mannequins who are now making headlines by shutting down congressional town hall meetings. I know I should be despondent during this, the Khaki Pants Offensive in the Great American Health Care and Tax War. And yet, I'm euphorically repeating...

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