Scott Walker thought he was playing a deft game. But this week it blew up in spectacular fashion as Walker stepped on the Ben Carson third rail and blatantly implied gay men are predators who can't be trusted around children. You'd think in 2015 this kind of blatant defamation would be banished from politics.
Governor Walker is a clear and present danger to the future of social justice in America, a twenty-first century menace who would, without compromise, destroy every last vestige of the public sector and turn the U.S. into an even bigger prison than it is now.
The media has a love/hate relationship with Donald Trump. He is at once, breathtaking in his proclamations and ludicrous in his behavior. He is hard to ignore. Like the entertainment value of watching two trains collide, no one in media wants to miss a Trump event. At the same time, they don't want to take him too seriously.
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One wonders what a Republican like Roosevelt would make of a Republican like Governor Walker. Roosevelt believed in democracy and the power of government to bring about change and progress.
Of course if the "short-fingered vulgarian" -- to borrow a Spy Magazine term of endearment for Mr. Trump -- runs as a Independent, then, as in 1992 (when Ross Perot stole huge numbers of the GOP vote), the Republicans don't have a prayer, no matter whom they run.
The mere mention of tenure evokes strong reactions. However, a more measured and data-driven approach is necessary. As Scott Walker moves into the national spotlight and this debate's scope is broadened, we all must remember that it is the needs of America's students that must be placed front and center.
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.
Scott Walker will announce for president today. After standing for 25 primary and general elections in 25 years, he is poised to take his "divide and conquer" brand of politics to the national stage.
Today, the Agenda Project Action Fund -- known for hard-hitting ads such as "Romney Girl," "Republican Cuts Kill," and "Granny Off the Cliff" -- launched a new campaign with American Family Voices targeting Governor Scott Walker's ties to the Koch brothers.
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Even though the for-profit college industry is now publicly discredited and on the ropes, facing collapsing enrollments, plummeting share prices, and growing federal and state law enforcement investigations, some GOP White House candidates are now brazenly competing for cash in the 2016 for-profit college primary.
Who knows if the improving figures from the past 12 months are the start of reversing these trends? Either way, we must keep pushing for increases to the minimum wage, and for the enactment of more policies
This economic development program, called the Certified Capital Company, was legislated in seven states and D.C. The program allocated insurance tax credits, billions of credits, to venture and economic development funds that invested in early-stage businesses in those states.
In this week's Undercurrent: Uncovered, Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy digs into the hypocrisy behind Governor Walker's latest moves on a 20-week abortion ban, and I talk to Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder of the women's rights advocacy organization Ultraviolet, about the real-world impacts of the "war on women."