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Gov. Scott Walker Removes Painting Of Children

Posted 08.09.2011 | Arts

Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker has recently come under fire after the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that he and first lady Tonette...

An End to an All Too Common Controversy

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

Attempting to keep Common out of the White House was not about trying to censor lyrics that seemed offensive. It was about trying to silence a voice who rhymes about real issues and speaks for the oppressed.

The Most Hated Baby Names In America | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A new informal survey of the most disliked names in America finds that popularity often breeds backlash, as a quick track to baby-name fame seems to a...

UPDATE: Pro Wrestler Secures Prosthetic For Girl, 9, Who Lost Leg To Save Sister

Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: After hearing her story, the community has reached out to help Anaiah Rucker. Georgia-based Langdon Athletics informed pro wrestler Steve ...

Shame: Ignoring Death Threats to Wisconsin Politicians Is Media Bias

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

Why isn't the mainstream media talking about the death threats against Republican politicians in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Continues Right-Wing Structural Reforms That Have Transformed the United States

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The legislative chicanery in Madison smacks of desperation. It may yet prove that the Right has overreached in its attack on public-sector unions, provoking a backlash among the public.

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Madness in Madtown

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Governor Walker's "Budget Repair Bill" came the week after he ushered in $137 million in corporate tax cuts, which is a lot like paying for your quarterly investors luncheon by garnishing the wages of the waiters.

Wisconsin Union Struggle Is All Too Familiar for Excluded Workers

Tiffany Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

Rather than race to the bottom, where no one has rights, why shouldn't we work together to ensure that everyone does?

Koch Brothers + US Chamber = Why Congress Doesn't Care About Climate Change

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Those of us who work on climate change have spent years trying to figure out why Congress pays no attention to the issue. But with the role of money in our politics becoming so obvious of late, we now know.

MadisonWorld: A Future Where Corporations Have Human Rights... and Humans Don't

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week we saw state troopers in Madison tearing peaceful protestors out of their own capitol after the state's Senate voted to deprive them of their Constitutional rights. Welcome to the United States 2.0.

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Wisconsin State Senator Hansen: Once a Teamster, Always a Teamster

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Dave Hansen, a 20-year Teamster, is one of the 14 Democratic senators from Wisconsin who courageously left their state in a show of solidarity that has captured the attention of the nation.

America Is Not Broke

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot.

Secular Coalition Asks Newt Gingrich to Respect America's Secular Heritage

Sean Faircloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Faircloth

Mr. Gingrich, if you want to prove yourself worthy of our nation's highest office, it would very wise for you to not only acknowledge America's rich secular heritage -- but affirm our historic and constitutional responsibility to defend it.

Greetings From the Great Wisconsin Toolshed!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

MILWAUKEE -- Because it's all so important, because so much is at stake, because the issues on the line here in the Badger State go right to the heart...

Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In terms of shifts in public opinion, January and February were the best two months President Obama has yet had during his entire presidency.

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

United We Stand for Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

When workers began protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bust the public employee unions in Wisconsin, I was proud to say that the Sierra Club stands firmly behind the right to organize and bargain collectively.

From Hollywood to Wisconsin: A Good Day for Unions

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Kohn

From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded that unions make America great.

Wisconsin Gov Walker To Outline Budget Tomorrow

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

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers repre...

100,000+ Protest Across America, 3,000 in Denver

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Rallies were held at state capitols in all fifty states on Saturday, bringing out hundreds of thousands of Americans to stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

Report from Wisconsin: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Voices never spoke hatefully. But they expressed outrage -- an outrage built up over thirty years in which the rich have become extraordinarily richer and working people poorer.

Wisconsin Is the World

Madeline Janis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeline Janis

I came to Madison to connect with people who are in the middle of one of the ugliest fights in a long time, a direct fight by big money against regular people.