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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's the fuss about a Milwaukee County takeover?

Rumors are still swirling that there's a secret plan that would allow the state to take over Milwaukee County and other local governments. First reported by prominent Madison attorney Ed Garvey on his FightingBob.com blog, the secret plan allegedly is similar to a new Michigan...
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 yearÂ’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

A Q&A with founder Ed Garvey on Wisconsin’s one-of-a-kind political gathering

Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo, Wis., to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, founder Ed Garvey, an attorney and a former gubernatorial candidate, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

The number of home foreclosures has risen exponentially nationwide, and Wisconsin is no exception to the rule. With rising unemployment and perhaps the worst of the mortgage default crisis still to come, many Wisconsin families may soon face the prospect of losing their homes to foreclosure. In this no-win situation...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Voters in the First Congressional District have the chance to elect a highly qualified representative, Democrat Marge Krupp, on Nov. 4. Krupp has an interesting background as a chemical engineer and businesswoman, is an active campaigner, and is a good match for the values of Southeastern Wisconsin...
04.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
James Sample of the New York based non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice concludes, "After consecutive years of special interest dominance, and the addition of a Willie Horton ad, perceptions of Wisconsin's judiciary have suffered a real hit. The Wisconsin campaign turned into a shameful race to the bottom." Our nasty secret is out! The nation knows we are no longer the state of Bob La Fol...
04.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I check the Cost of War site every month just to maintain perspective. With the testimony of David Petraeus and his Tonto, the trillion dollar figures are finally beyond whispering levels. To date, $509.7 billion spent and we are on the way to two or three trillion dollars--all borrowed. In just one Wisconsin Congressional District, our share of the 509 billion would purchase 164,...
04.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Listening to general Patreaus and the pathetic Ambassador Crocker talk about the surge, while the Green Zone is under attack, 10 U.S. Soldiers have been killed in three days and 35 injured, reminds me of the question asked of Exxon's Vice President Simon about the $4 hundred million severance package for one of the bandits; "What happened to shame?" We must ask deputy-president P...
04.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
FightingBob.com had a wonderful weekend. We could call it our Hightower event but, while Jim was the focus, we also co-sponsored a very successful conference on industrial "farms" and more than 150 attended. (You can see Jim's keynote speech at the CAFO conference right here.) From the CAFO conference to the UWM to meet with 80 activists Saturday night who are agitating for just...
04.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
The editor of the WSJ accidently reminds us of the tragedy of losing the Cap Times if the new approach fails. We must help keep the Cap Times going on the Internet. WSJ is a daily paper that took no position on the outrageous Supreme Court race but editor Ellen Foley runs the risk of rotator cuff damage patting herself on the back bragging that the so-called "Frankenstein veto" ...

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