With no friends in the state house and little strength left with labor unions, Wisconsin teachers, and perhaps educators nationwide, might need to think about taking individual stands on principle.
If the recall vote in Wisconsin is any hint of what is to come in the next few months, caveat emptor will be the catch phrase of the marketplace and government will go from being our protector to being a supplicant of the one tenth of one percent.
Does Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election mean that Wisconsin is now in play in the November presidential election? Short answer is no, for two reasons.
Turnout for the recall election was 91 percent of 2008 turnout in heavily Republican Waukesha County, the largest GOP county in the state, but only 83 percent of 2008 turnout in Milwaukee County, the largest Democratic county in the state.
The real winner in Wisconsin on Tuesday was not Gov. Scott Walker, but Big Money. And the real loser was not Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, but democracy.
As the tears and the cheers from Wisconsin's vote on Tuesday to keep Scott Walker as governor fade into history, a small group of us gather in a sanctuary near Madison thinking about the words of Micah, that Hebrew prophet who challenged the marketplace and the rulers of his time.
It would be better for the Democratic Party to face the issue of public sector reform in the manner that Cuomo has, rather than play the defensive game it did in Wisconsin.
Badger State labor unionists have been hard pressed to explain to themselves or to their supporters why the president they helped put in office has abandoned them in their hour of need.
Between "Bowzer" shows, these days I fight for our nation's future on political campaigns. I spent three and a half weeks last summer on the first set...
Although the ninety nine can't match in dollars, we answer in everyday people simply engaged in democracy. As we watch the election this week unravel in the State of Wisconsin, our hope is that our collective voice of organized people will win.
When Tuesday comes to an end, the ramifications for the Republican party in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., will be far from over.
Does a billionaire from Beloit really need Scott Walker's help to make her life even more comfortable? She thinks so, apparently. And so does Scott Walker.
Total Recall. That's what many in Wisconsin are hoping for. Not like the film, where Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are fired out onto a vacuous Martian mountainside. No, total recall, as in, just across-the-ticket fired from the state.
The most corrupted special interests of the nation are pouring money into Wisconsin to support Scott Walker, but if the people who care about the country care enough to vote, the good people can still triumph over the dirty money in Wisconsin.