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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...
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...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, like every other governor in America, is struggling with an enormous state budget deficit created by the near-depression left behind by the Bush administration. President Barack Obama, one of the most hyperactive....
Monday, May 11, 2009

They want to listen, but Rush Limbaugh wants to teach

Hoping to re-brand their declining party, a group of prominent Republicans recently launched a national "listening tour," presumably as an exercise in market research. They would like to know why voters-and especially younger voters-increasingly reject the GOP. They want to "ask the American people what...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008
The heroes of the week are all of you who volunteered in the elections, whether it was making phone calls, going door to door, putting up yard signs or any of the other numerous ways that contributed to an active involvement in our democratic process. Whether you worked for a winning or losing candidate does...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
One of the Bush administration’s covers for going to war in Iraq to provide billions of dollars in no-bid contracts for Halliburton and other corporate cronies was to spread democracy in the Mideast. Meanwhile, the president’s party continues to battle the spread of democracy in the Midwest. With less than a month...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Act in the public interest

President George W. Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson had no credibility to match the arrogance of their initial demand for absolute power in distributing $700 billion of public assistance (the old synonym for welfare). Many Republicans in Congress lacked the intellectual fortitude to cope with the spectacular collapse of their ideology.
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008
Cedarburg, Wis., was the perfect place to begin the presidential campaign of Republican John McCain and his novice vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.The town is fake.