Just as city forefathers took purposeful steps to connect Milwaukee's first settlements, protect our lakefront, and build world-leading manufacturing companies, so too must our current generation take ownership of our challenges and future.
A local sheriff making national headlines? Being ridiculous always helps. ...
Paul Ryan stepped into the vice presidential debate prepped with a cadre of misstatements to confuse voters. But he didn't get away with much, what with Vice President Joe Biden giving him a drubbing and moderator Martha Radditz repeatedly holding his feet to the proverbial fire.
Like Wisconsin, America at large is bitterly at odds with itself. A starting point for recovering our national community is to acknowledge that we all, whichever side we're on, face the same question: What kind of country do we want to live in?
Given the difficulty of the process, were the Wisconsin recalls worth it? The answer is still a resounding yes. This was the only recourse millions of irate Wisconsinites had to be heard, and the statement was made.
By refusing to campaign in Wisconsin before Tuesday's vote, President Obama proved he has no heart for engaging in a real debate about the sources of our economic crisis.
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.
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.
The question today is, how much do voters know about the John Doe investigation, and how much do they care?
Wisconsin has been ground zero for the fight for the 99%. The president's place is with them. Win or lose.