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Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

But the feds put the squeeze on local agencies

The $700 billion Wall Street bailout program missed an opportunity to help millions of struggling families make ends meet when it failed to include additional funds for child support enforcement. The federal government provides funds to local child support agencies that connect parents to their kids, either through...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

A Shepherd Q&A with best-selling author Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank is one of America’s most astute and witty political observers, and his latest best seller, The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, exposes the Republican hard-liners’ transformation of the federal government into both a fount of privatized plunder and a nest of truly spectacular incompetence.
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008

Today @ the Summerfest grounds - Noon

As always, the Milwaukee County Labor Council AFL-CIO goes all out in celebration of its favorite holiday, Labor Day, staging their parade through downtown Milwaukee at 11 a.m. and hosting a family-oriented gathering at the Summerfest grounds from noon to 5 p.m. With the election in full swing, there . . .
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

Tonight @ various Milwaukee venues - 7:30 p.m.

Barack Obama makes history tonight as he accepts the Democratic National Committee’s nomination and closes the DNC convention with one last speech. Venues all over the city, big and small, will be hosting viewing parties for the speech. For those looking for an informal evening, for instance, you can watch the speech . . .
08.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Ben Smith from Politico today broke some pretty hilarious news about Daddy Yankee's endorsement of John McCain earlier this week: Apparently, the odious reggaeton star had spoke with Barack Obama's campaign about endorsing the Democratic candidate earlier this year. It was only after the Obama team turned him down�fearing his music (and, particularly, his videos) too racy, or his criminal record t...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

He won’t invest in war veterans’ education

Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes much of his loyalty to and support for this nation’s armed forces, as well as the suffering he endured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. So why won’t he support a new and improved version of the G.I. Bill for those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCain rarely rejected Bush’s inept foreign policy

Barack Obama knows which countries border Iraq, he understands the difference between Shia and Sunni, and he is probably aware that Czechoslovakia no longer exists, but as John McCain complains, the young senator has “no military experience whatsoever.”
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
So this food-expert is addressing a large audience at a dietitian conference: “The materi al we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks erode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG.
07.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Barack Obama has become the John F. Kennedy of our time. After two terms under Bush and the muddle of the Clinton years, Obama radiates youthful, sunny optimism and intelligence coupled with candor. He speaks in the language of hope and embodies change to a body politic sick of greed and mendacity. The Biography Channel recently produced a documentary on the charismatic leader. Simply calle...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Perot’s war-hero running mate didn’t get special tre

Despite all the feigned out-rage fanned by the main stream media and the right-wing noisemakers, Wesley Clark—retired four star general, former supreme commander of NATO, wounded and highly decorated veteran of ground combat in Vietnam and a military man to his core—assuredly did not denigrate the war record of John McCain when he talked about the Republican candidate on television last Sunday.

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