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Republican Voter Suppression Tactics Need to End

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Voting rights are under assault by Republicans! Their party is going to extreme lengths to suppress the vote of traditional Democratic constituencies like the young and minorities. Their tactics, a throwback to an earlier, uglier era are working.

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.

What Wisconsin Has Been Fighting For

Jon Sherman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

All along, Wisconsin has been fighting to make the exercise of the right to vote a bureaucratic hell when alternative identification processes have proven viable in other states with little to no downside for our most fundamental right, electoral integrity, and the state's scarce financial resources.

Down to the Haywire in the Badger State

Jon Sherman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Wisconsin has become one of the country's most hostile states for voters. Courts change, though, and so does the law. But what can never be undone is the denial of an eligible voter's right to vote in this election because they could not navigate Wisconsin's constantly changing election laws and procedures.

Walker's Economic Plan: As Usual, Good for Walker and Bad for Wisconsin

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

His latest plan: prioritize a whopping tax cut package totaling more than $500 million over education and job training, infrastructure improvements, and long-term fiscal discipline. But what would be the true cost for the state's fiscal health -- not to mention the people of Wisconsin?

Governor Walker -- Cutting More From Medicaid Than Any Other State in the Nation

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

Wisconsin was once known for its BadgerCare program, and Republican governors like Tommy Thompson helped build it into a robust model for other states. That was all before Governor Walker got his hands on it.

This Just May Have a Religious Sensibility

Norman Lear | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Norman Lear

Governor Walker, Candidate Romney and those who speak loudest for him are down on labor, down on their unions and union leaders. They are, in effect, down on the working man's right to band together and, to coin an expression, petition their bosses for a redress of their grievances.

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

Wisconsin: A Turning Point for Democracy

Jim Worth | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The first two battles have been waged in Wisconsin and, if the opening clashes are any indication, 'the people' are going to take back the Badger State.

When Unions are Strong, Americans Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

David Morris | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
David Morris

n the last generation, US unions have shrunk in size and influence, largely as a result of a withering attack by corporations and Republicans.

Wisconsinites Strike the First Blow

Jim Worth | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Supreme Court election in Wisconsin was the first battle in a protracted fight for democracy. Wisconsin voters, angered by recent political devel...

A 'Real' Grassroots Movement

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Saturday's welcome home gathering in Madison, Wisconsin was the 'real' thing! Ostensibly overshadowed by the events in Japan, uncovered by a weak med...

Will "Bitches" and "Turds" Decide the Fate of Wisconsin?

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The reputation of Wisconsin Supreme Court took a pounding this week after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released emails showing that bickering on the Court had reached a new low.

Warning: If They Take Wisconsin, They Might Go After Our Weekends

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

We can fight the anti-union ambush in the states with worker solidarity among Latinos and all workers, but first we need to understand why we are fighting and what is at stake.

Evil People Have Better Office Supplies! (video)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

Do you agree with my video? Let me know on twitter - @LeeCamp...

Fat Cat Teachers?

Lewis Maltby | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Lewis Maltby

f this is how public school teachers in Wisconsin live now, what will their lives be like after Walker cuts their pay?

In The Public Interest: Gas Prices Show Cutting High Speed Rail Is Short-Sighted

Rob Kerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Kerth

High speed rail makes sense. By refusing to invest in it when they have the chance, Governors Scott and Walker are keeping their states at the mercy of gas prices.

Friend a Wisconsin Teacher or Public Employee

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Why not go onto Facebook, look for a teacher in Wisconsin and friend him or her? Reach out to them in solidarity and say, "You are not alone."

Walker Issues Layoff Warning Notices

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

March 4, 2011 11:39:08 PM MADISON, Wis., March 4 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions repr...

Be Like Ike, Wisconsin

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Silva

For those who may associate collective bargaining with the left wing of the Democratic Party, it may be valuable to know that people of impeccable Republican credentials supported it.

Not a Union Member? Why You Should Care About Wisconsin (or Ohio or Michigan)

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

Many people may not see collectively bargaining as relevant to problems in their own work lives. You might think, I don't need a union because I'm a professional. You are nevertheless affected by a growing imbalance of power in today's workplaces.

The Twisted Logic of Failure by Association -- Plenty of Incompetence and Callousness to Go Around

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Hold me accountable. Measure my success. Come to my classroom and watch me work. Send your children to my school and watch me inspire them. But don't call me or my colleagues failures when you don't know.

Honoring a Great Teacher

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

Add to that brilliant mind a beautiful heart, you can begin to understand why former students who are well into their middle age wish to thank Madame C. for her classwork of decades past.

Wisconsin Pension Cuts Are Actually About Cutting 'Cash Wages'

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Who really contributes to Wisconsin's public employees' pension funds? On Friday morning, the Wisconsin state assembly passed a bill that would, a...

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 rights ...