Our nation is watching in horror as the Flint water disaster unfolds, a completely avoidable, unnecessary public health crises that threatens an entire town and the health and welfare of its people.
Last Thursday, the Wisconsin State senate proposed two bills that will work to decrease resources for people of low-income to receive family planning services through Planned Parenthood. In Wisconsin, this means the elimination of about $3 million worth of family planning services to Planned Parenthood clients.
Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.
In what has become the new normal, Congress passed major to-do list items at the last minute with little oversight, narrowly avoiding another government shutdown in the process. So of course, I'm not surprised that in return, Americans responded with a collective slow clap for those efforts.
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...
In Minnesota, we typically compare the Packers to our woeful Viking franchise and absolutely hate the comparison.
Republican politicians love to talk about the importance of privacy and freedom when it comes to prohibiting investigations into political corruption or when allowing unlimited, secret corporate spending in elections. But when it applies to women's healthcare, they violate basic privacy rights and interfere with medical decisions that should be between a patient and her physician.
Scrutiny? Who needs it?
In three Republican presidential debates - the most recent on Thursday - and one Democratic debate, we've heard few specifics about how to help the 106 million Americans living on the brink to sustain themselves.
At a time when the world seems more disconnected -- ironic, considering how much more connected to each other our technology strives to make us -- there's growing popularity in family-owned properties; places that offer more attention to the needs of individuals or groups, and make a rare connection to travelers that stand out and remain memorable long after a guest's stay.
Wisconsin adoptive parents and lawmakers are seeking to make Wisconsin more "friendly" toward adopters by increasing pressure for parents considering placing their children for adoption.
Starting today, three bills are being rammed through the Wisconsin legislature that will put the final nails in the coffin of our state's long history of clean elections and accountable governance. Who is asking for these bills? Now we know.
But when a 17-year-old commits a crime, is he or she considered a juvenile or an adult? The answer to that depends on the state in which the crime was committed. Increasingly, individual states are enacting laws that recognize 17-year-olds as juveniles, reversing laws that suggested they are adults.
Comparing Wisconsin and Nicaragua reveals that distinguishing between developed and developing countries is becoming less useful. As poverty grows in places like Wisconsin, poor communities around the world gain more in common with each other.
Many health care entities cited by bill proponents as potential replacements for existing family planning clinics are unable to provide anywhere near a full spectrum of services. This disregard for the consequences of these bills sheds a disturbing light on the current legislative majority.
ALEC and its members, including the American Federation for Children (AFC), have become more powerful than our citizens' voices at the State Capitol. Despite massive public urging for adequate K-12 public education funding, Republicans legislators aren't listening.