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.
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.
Can President Obama get reelected the same way President Bush did in 2004? The recall election in Wisconsin on Tuesday will give us a pretty good idea.
We've heard about all of the out of state money that's gushing into the Wisconsin's recall races. One Virginia-based group that is pouring money into Wisconsin but getting little notice is the Republican State Leadership Committee.
On June 5, this Tuesday, who will come to the voting booths? Will it be supporters of stem cell research for a cure -- or those who would ban what began in Wisconsin? As a stem cell research supporter myself, I regard Scott Walker as a dedicated enemy of America's hopes for cure research.
Wisconsin has been ground zero for the fight for the 99%. The president's place is with them. Win or lose.
It's hard to believe the last time Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Steve Marker and Duke Erikson made music together, Dubya was in office and Justin Bieber was just learning geometry.
Bashing Milwaukee for fun and profit...
A video recently went viral of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker telling a billionaire donor in January 2011 that he planned to employ a "divide and conquer" strategy to take away working peoples' rights.
It was a somewhat eclectic week in politics. The House -- in one of their rare moments when they actually meet and attempt to get something done -- passed a bunch of bills which have exactly zero chance of becoming law. Well, at least they had fun, right?
From Athens, Greece, to Madison, Wisconsin, the common theme today is said to be "austerity versus growth."
Labor observers are noting the second recent case of a Wisconsin manufacturing company very deliberately provoking a strike to gain the insertion of a "right-to-work" provision, suggesting that Gov. Scott Walker's attack on public employee rights is spreading to the private sector.