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.
Families looking for a classic resort experience with activities they can do together in a slow-paced, relaxing environment will find that there are still plenty of great choices.
As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.
Unlike most states, Wisconsin pensions do not have automatic yearly increases, whether by edict or through cost of living adjustments (COLA). Most other states utilize these tools, leading to much larger shortfalls. Wisconsin, on the other hand, ties payouts to investment returns.
"Big pharma is going to squeal like a stuck pig, but I will wrestle those bloated lobbyists into submission just like I did with the unions," Governor Scott Walker told This Reporter as we toured a factory in Milwaukee that formerly made tractor parts and now uses undocumented Mexican immigrants to manufacture chastity belts.
If you stay long enough, possibly by eating a lazy lunch you bring at one of the picnic tables overlooking the field of flowers, you might also find yourself giggling at how the thousands of sunflower heads are held high and, in unison, move to track the sun's movement (a phenomenon called heliotropism). This all gives the hearty sunflower an extra fun burst of personality.
I learned that decisions women make about our reproductive health aren't about death, but about life. Whether we are faced with an unintended pregnancy, or when a wanted pregnancy goes heartbreakingly wrong, we are simply trying to live the life we want for ourselves and our families.
An epic saga deserves some epic poetry, right?
History lovers aside, Lake Havasu is also the place for those who are looking to party in paradise, minus the whole cost of paradise. Think brews, boats, bros, and babes on a budget.
Wisconsinites became more and more aware we were dealing with an enemy of democracy. American voters would be wise to learn from our experience.
The Pride(?) of Wisconsin makes it official.
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.