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We Are All Part of the Labor Movement Now

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The battle of Wisconsin is about the principle of whether everyday people have the right to sit at a bargaining table and have a say about their wages, their working conditions, and their jobs.

Wisconsin and the GOP's War on the Middle Class

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

In a post about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's bid to strip public employee unions of collective bargainingVan Jones wrote: If a foreign powe...

Standing Against Republican Greed: Participate in the Step Forward

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

What if a quarter of the people who read this stood up today against Republican Greed? Today is one of those times when we could actually take a step...

Chickens Roosting -- from Wisconsin Power Grab to Gas Prices

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

We all recognize that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is using his state's financial straits as an excuse for a power grab -- opening up the state to ...

Stop Scott Walker's Sleight of Hand

Ellen Bravo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

CEOs on Wall Street and at Wisconsin corporations should be the target of the budget-repair bill. Not the woman who teaches severely disabled teens.

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Anti-Union Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — (AP) The Wisconsin Assembly early Friday passed a bill that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining right...

Where Are the Wisconsin-Style Protests Against the Congressional Republicans?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Without any real opposition aimed at the slash-and-burn insanity on Capitol Hill, it might already be too late and the budgets for some of the most critical government services are nearly beyond resuscitation.

The Oldest Trick in the Book: Redistribution of Wealth in America

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The men that we respect are men like Martin Luther King and Sargent Shriver, two men who would never declare war on their own people, but war on the systemic problems that destroyed their people.

Wisconsin Is a Win/Win -- for the Koch Brothers

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

The presidency of Barack Obama has been a catastrophe for business, the bankers, Wall Street, the corporations, and especially the poor Koch brothers. That's what you might think if you are stupid

Onward Wisconsin

Bernard Weisberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Weisberger

If we ourselves light candles from the flame kindled in Madison and carry them to our communities, then the tumult in Madison could resemble events in the 1890s that provoked a political revolt against the first Gilded Age.

The Least Funny Prank Call Ever

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The fact that Governor Walker even considered deliberately sending in "troublemakers" into the Capitol to put my safety and the safety of thousands of his other constituents at risk should at the very least be grounds for impeachment.

WATCH: Governor Walker's Prank Caller Speaks With Lawrence O'Donnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," Lawrence spoke with Ian Murphy, editor-in-chief of BuffaloBeast.com. Murphy is th...

Wisconsin Governor Threatens Metaphoric 'Hostage Crisis'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

As reported yesterday, while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has refused to talk to Democratic State Senators or union representatives, he took a call...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Dem: Walker's Master Plan Might Have Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) phone conversation may have been with a fake "David Koch," but it's had real consequences for his rela...

Amanda Terkel

Gov. Scott Walker's Plan To Take Control Of Medicaid Decisions In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- So far, most of the attention on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) budget repair bill has focused on the section that would strip public...

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Municipal Workers

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I cannot believe that in the 21st Century we are having this kind of a debate on the role of labor unions in this country. But I suppose it isn't surprising since we have entered a new Gilded Age.

What Gov. Walker Won't Tell You

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

What Governor Scott Walker isn't mentioning is that less than two weeks into his term as Wisconsin's governor, he pushed through $117 million in tax breaks for business allies of the GOP. There is your "budget crisis."

Speeding in Wisconsin

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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The Fight in Wisconsin

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Scott Walker wins his fight in Wisconsin, it is almost certain that some of 36 other states which currently allow collective bargaining for public sector workers will try to follow suit and restrict collective bargaining for public employee unions.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Wisconsin With Lawrence O'Donnell

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss Wisc...

Wisconsin Governor: 'Dire Consequences' If Anti-Union Bill Doesn't Pass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have "dir...

Assault on Unions Is an Attack on Basic Civil Rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Across the country, just as in the civil rights movement, people of conscience are holding vigils and protests in support of Wisconsin's public employees. This is a Martin Luther King moment.

Entrapment as Journalism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Kane

The Democrats' move to flee the state is embarrassing. Instead of impassioned pleas, they've fled Madison like some 18th century monarch escaping an angry populace.

Educating for Democracy: On Wisconsin!

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If "fiscal responsibility" means fewer teachers, larger classes, less resources and narrowing the curriculum, then I wonder what "fiscal irresponsibility" could be.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Democratic Senators Have 'Pretty Much Given Up On The Governor'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's public employee unions have agreed to cuts to their health care and pension funds, and a moderate Republican state senator h...