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Governor Scott Walker

Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System

Harlan Green | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind.

Scott Walker Dramatically Rewrites Election Rules In Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed two pieces of legislation Wednesday that dramatically alter the election and campaign finance landscape...

Scott Walker Is Enjoying The Hell Out Of Not Running For President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

Scott Walker, once a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, stunned the political world in September by withdrawing from the race af...

China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!

Scott Walker Campaign Explains $250 Million for New Stadium, Education Cuts

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 08.19.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, the Scott Walker campaign discusses why Walker gave $250 million plus in taxpayer money for a new stadium for the Milwaukee Bucks after cutting the same amount from the University of Wisconsin system.

My Correspondence With Governor Scott Walker

Tim Koechlin | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Dear Governor Walker: I'm appalled by your willingness to trade off the well-being of working people and the health of a fabulous state university system for your grandiose, selfish ambition. I'll do whatever I can to make sure you will not become president.

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

Scott Walker: The Man Hillary Clinton Wants to Face in 2016

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Although Democrats salivate at the thought of facing an unelectable Republican like Ted Cruz or Donald Trump, they understand that Republicans are unlikely to actually nominate any of the fringe candidates.

Samantha Lachman

Scott Walker Announces He's Running For President In 2016 | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is officially running for president of the United States in 2016. Walker, a Republican, made the announcement in a twee...

Explaining Scott Walker at Your College Reunion

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your former classmates want to know all about your current governor...

What Calvin Coolidge's Response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 Tells Us About Scott Walker's Path to the White House in 2016

Herbie Ziskend | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Herbie Ziskend

In September of 1919, nine decades before Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker prevailed in his contentious battle against public sector unions and emerged a conservative hero, a little-known Massachusetts governor named Calvin Coolidge faced a major labor dispute. It's instructive to compare how Coolidge and Walker galvanized their respective GOP bases.

Scott Walker, Our First Socialist President

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What's going on is something of a hypocrisy test. If socialism is bad, if Obamacare is bad, if income redistribution is bad, well, how can two hundred million in corporate subsidies be good?

Travis Waldron

Scott Walker's NBA Arena Plan Just 'Sports Extortion' By Another Name | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.09.2015 | Sports

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made his latest pitch last week to finance a new arena for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, offering $250 million in public mo...

Scott Walker: Mobilizing Resentment

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Scott Walker's 2016 strategy is simple: He will seek to defeat Hillary Clinton by mobilizing the resentment of working-class white voters, male and female.

Wisconsin Climate Change Gag Order Part of Multi-Front, Industry-Tied Attacks

Steve Horn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On April 7, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted 2-1 to ban those employed by the agency from doing any work pertaining to climate change or global warming while doing public lands related work.

Governor Walker: We Dare You to Tell the Truth

Jeri Bonavia | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Jeri Bonavia

Over the past few days, more than 2,000 Wisconsinites signed an open letter to Governor Scott Walker, who is on his way to the NRA convention.

Governor Scott Walker vs. Unions

Harlan Green | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It is hard to believe, but most of prospective presidential candidate Walker's antipathy seems to be towards teachers unions and higher education, in particular. He has even proposed to cut the University of Wisconsin budget.

Governor Scott Walker Strikes Another Blow Against Organized Labor; Wisconsin Becomes 25th "Right to Work" State

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Critical thinking says if you want to earn more money, bullying your employer with a mob isn't the answer. Production is. If you want to earn more money, provide more service.

Arthur Delaney

So That Happened: Scott Walker's Union Bust Delivered Behind A Wall Of Gaffes | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, let's talk about you. What kind of stuff do you like to read on this site, and how do we provide it when Congress takes ...

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

Christina Wilkie

Scott Walker Does Damage Control | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday made an effort to walk back recent controversial comments comparing union protesters to the Islami...

Jewels From Guiliani

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

We are in Rudolph Guiliani's debt. He has given Republican wannabe- presidents something of substance to discuss and has introduced a gentle note into the campaign-love.

Scott Walker Still Doesn't Want To Say A Whole Lot About Evolution

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) sought to clarify his stance on evolution Tuesday following a dust-up last week over his refusal to discuss the issue....

Poll: Gov. Bruce Rauner's Approval Rating Tumbles

David Ormsby | Posted 04.17.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Polls may confirm the angst that some GOP lawmakers are feeling about the governor's full-throated attack on the unions, fearing that slippage of Rauner's approval rating could hit their own numbers, particularly those labor-friendly Republican legislators who may be forced to vote for anti-labor initiatives.

Poll: Jeb Bush Trails Badly Among Illinois GOP Voters

David Ormsby | Posted 04.15.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Whatever "momentum" Bush has among the moneyed crowd is offset by the commanding lead Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has among Illinois Republican primary voters, according to a new poll commissioned by The Illinois Observer's e-newsletter, The Insider.