I love listening to Venus and Furs at the Wisco, the official birthplace of Madison roller derby, while chowing down on one of the best burgers in town.
The Wisconsin recall vote should be put in a larger context. What happened in Wisconsin started well before Scott Walker became governor and will continue as long as progressives let it continue.
America cannot be understood piecemeal, and today's America is crying out for a writer who will connect the dots.
If Wisconsin was a taste of things to come, then the future of this country is terrifying, or maybe the future is already here. A world where fear beats hope and reason and people vote against their best interest.
The Wisconsin election shows that we will not have a government of, by and for the people as long as we have politicians who are bought and paid for by special interests.
Doesn't a step forward generally involve in some way going, you know, forward, rather than staying in the same place or moving backward?
If any doubt was left about the power of big money in our politics, the Wisconsin election destroyed it.
The fight is not over, and Wisconsin proved that organized labor can still go to battle and fight hard. They'll just need more money to actually win.
The defeat of the effort to recall Scott Walker from his post as governor of Wisconsin is less of a victory for the Republican Party, or even a defeat for the Democratic Party, as it is a defeat for the labor movement.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.