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Millionaire Teachers and Bus Drivers Responsible for Wisconsin's Budget Deficit

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The Tea Party protesters and those that have been inside Madison's Capitol for the last nine days couldn't be more different.

On Wisconsin, Packers (and People Around the World) Back State Workers

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.

Wisconsin Shows Need to Move Beyond Scapegoats

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

While political leaders try to find scapegoats to deflect blame for our problems, the American people are ultimately smarter than that. They want and are responsive to compelling solutions to unemployment and economic insecurity.

Need to Fix the Budget Deficit? Charge Those Who Caused It

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Zakarin

We don't have a budget deficit, we have a budget distortion. A case of misplaced priorities. Millionaires over teachers, hospital workers, firefighters. Sounds about right.

The Shameful Spectacle of Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Efforts at union busting and eliminating the right of government workers to organize will not lead to a more constructive discussion of the need for change in this century. Instead we will see further polarization and continued conflict.

Amanda Terkel

Maine State Rep. Heads To Wisconsin To Join Protests: 'It's A Class War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The protests that erupted last week in Wisconsin have attracted attention not only across the United States, but even as far away as Egy...

The Madison Protests: It's Not About the Money

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Wisconsin protests have never been about the money. It's about the politics, about the representation and about the duty that public officials have to treat their constituents who are taxpayers with a minimal degree of respect.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Senators: We're Staying In Illinois Until Governor Agrees To Negotiate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's day four of exile for Wisconsin's Democratic state senators, who crossed state lines in order to stall the expedited passage of Gov...

Walker Refuses To Budge As Madison Protests Continue

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As union supporters moved inside for a sixth straight day of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker reiterated Su...

Wisconsin's Workers Are Fighting for All of Us

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The American Dream has been made possible by the strength of the American labor movement. The people of Wisconsin are making history by drawing a serious line in the sand against unbridled corporate power.

Wisconsin Putting The Civility Back Into Discourse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - When the two sides in Wisconsin's bitter battle over the future of the state's unionized public employees converged on the Capitol on Satu...

Madison Protests Hit Largest Numbers On Saturday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Sometimes they cursed each other, sometimes they shook hands, sometimes they walked away from each other in disgust. (SCROLL DOWN ...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Strategy In Wisconsin: Kill The Bill, Recall Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS. -- Final passage of Gov. Scott Walker's (R-Wis.) controversial proposal to strip away collective bargaining rights from public employees...

Wisconsin Protests Continue Saturday, Huge Rally Expected

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. - A state Capitol thrown into chaos swelled for a fifth day with thousands of protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap t...

Wisconsin Dems Could Stay Away For Weeks

AP/The Huffington Post | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing t...

Wisconsin Protests Surge, Pitting Labor Against Lawmakers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Protests in Wisconsin continue to surge Friday, even as reports from Thursday evening claimed as many as 25,000 demonstrators had taken to the state's...

"Master And Servant": A Playlist For The Protesters in Wisconsin

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It's a pretty long walk from Tahrir Square to the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin with no direct service currently between the two on Virgin America. Yet these two hot spots across the globe seem somehow closer than ever before today.

'Just Cause' Gone Wild: A Growing Movement Questioning Tenure and Public Union Representation

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Wendy N. Powell

We see that guarantee of a job forever in education and it begs us to wonder why tenure exists and if it makes sense for the future. Do we understand tenure and is it necessary?

Walk Like an Egyptian

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The unrest in Egypt is a microcosm of the sins of a global economy! Egyptians, tired of oppression, wealth disparity, and the indignities perpetrated...

Labor Movements Under Attack in Madison, Wisconsin

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Republican Governor Scott Walker is wasting time attacking working folks instead of seeking honest, sustainable solutions to his budget shortfalls. It is a con game, pure and simple.

Lila Shapiro

Police Dispatched As Democratic Lawmakers Flee Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wisconsin Democrats on Thursday fled the statehouse in an effort to prevent legislators from reaching a quorum and passing a bill put forth by Gov. Sc...