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.
Having been successful in creating onerous barriers to abortion -- technically still a legal procedure in the United States -- at the state level, anti-abortion activists continue their assault.
Earlier this year during a televised visit to a conservative think tank in Washington, Walker said he was a "great believer in the truth" as he tried to defend his terrible record as governor. Politifact hasn't rated this Walker statement yet, but this one's easy. It gets a Pants-on-Fire False.
There are only two reasons to possibly oppose the construction of the mosque in Waukesha. Neither is a sound reason to oppose the mosque.
I'm giving Raimundo Rojas, the Hispanic outreach coordinator for the National Right to Life Committe, un chanclaso en la boca.
No public official should have to stop and think about pay equity. It's the right thing to do. And it's the smart thing to do. When women do not get paid fairly, we all suffer.
In response to my offer to a debate or public discussion, the Koch brothers, hiding behind their attorney, wrote, "We are confused about what there is to debate." Well, I'll tell you.
This recall election will determine whether Scott Walker continues to damage the lower and middle classes in Wisconsin, and you may, in fact, be the only candidate that can beat him.
The Madison camp, which is slated for shutdown by April 30, has evolved mostly into a haven for homeless residents, rather than as a centerpiece of Occupy's original goal of giving voice to the "99 percent" of residents who supposedly were being ignored by policymakers.
Leaving aside the false, quaint conceit that journalists are neutral, Gannett has tacitly admitted that this action was motivated not by some high standard of journalism ethics, but by fear that some political bullies might call them biased.
My 14-year-old daughter Ally is aware of the importance of education because she sees how hard I work. I've shown her that it's possible to obtain a higher education regardless of the hand you were dealt. I became pregnant with Ally when I was just 19, and was a single parent before I even gave birth.
Where were the four GOP presidential aspirants as Louisiana Republicans weighed in, as those "critical" votes were counted? I know, Louisiana was a shoe-in for Santorum, but we could have at least acted surprised.
Recent political opining has mostly been aimed at the laws passed in the last session, but more concerning is the future of the state's legislative process. How can we possibly return to a civil Legislature? No Band-Aid will heal a laceration this deep.
For too long in America, there's been two tax systems: one for the middle class and another for the very wealthiest. This year, let's make tax season about restoring tax fairness for America's working families.
We're supposed to be exploring every conceivable alternative for turning the domestic economy around. So why are Republicans, at state and federal levels, waging a rhetorical, legislative, and administrative War on Education?
My friend Scott Walker and so many of my Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill and across this country forgot the most important rule of democracy -- the power always lies with the people.