Can a film about an immigrant father struggling to start a gardening business be a defining work of 2011? Yes. Who was best at amplifying workers' voi...
While the Arab Spring showed that people can still accomplish the impossible, our political debate was frozen in corporate cynicism. Now everything has changed. For the U.S., spring came in autumn.
Under-voting among youth is a chronic problem. Colleges and universities can help students get to the polls by institutionalizing practices to further educate, register and mobilize students to participate in elections.
Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.
President Obama must be heartened and his GOP challengers concerned about the people's vetoes of extreme tea party corporate libertarian overreach in Ohio, Maine, Arizona, Mississippi, and Iowa.
In October paperwork was filed with the Government Accountability Board to gather signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker after just one year in office.
If anyone believed 2011 was the year of the direct assault on proponents of the middle class, clean air and water, public education, and respect for first responders, and democracy itself, just wait until 2013.
A Wisconsin worker was fired last Thursday for reminding fellow workers that photo IDs required for voting are free under Wisconsin law.
Whether by intention or not, politicians and media have managed to conflate a host of election administration problems under the umbrella of "voter fraud".
Who really won in Wisconsin? And what does that portend for the fledgling movement sparked by the labor uprising in February and March?
These tales of adventure instantly transport us from our cubicle to the age of exploration.
The recall elections, though described as a waste of time by Governor Scott Walker, was democracy in action, exactly the political battles our founder's envisioned.
Asian carp alarmists have fixated on Chicago's waterways as the lone path for the fish to enter the Great Lakes. But recent discoveries of carp in Wisconsin and Iowa underscore that we cannot simply focus on aquatic pathways.
It has often been said that politics is not a spectator sport. There is no greater truth, especially these days. Yet we progressives do see glimmers of hope surfacing here and there, including in exciting places like Wisconsin.
Had Obama gone to Wisconsin and campaigned, or even made a few public statements endorsing the Democrats seeking to unseat six of Walker's right-wing allies, the liberal Democrats might have turned a narrow defeat into a spectacular unprecedented victory.
Since the news yesterday was a bit depressing for progressives, I thought it was time to mark an important upcoming centennial: on the first of September in 1911, the first constitutional workers' compensation law took full effect in Wisconsin.