I love what some people consider to be a “journalist” nowadays.
Take Jessica McBride for example. Young Jessica is a teacher of young journalists – a molder of minds if you will. The future of journalism is in her hands, a thought that absolutely frightens me to no end.
I happened to surf on over [...]
I haven’t talked much about ongoing negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to get a budget passed for the 2007-2009 biennium, but as I was reading through some press releases, I came across this gem written by Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, which represents thousands of state employees. The press release [...]
CNN is reporting Senator Larry Craig (R-Bathroom Stalls) will be resigning his Senate seat today, under increasing (but not public) pressure from both the Republican National Committee and folks in his home state. According to CNN, the RNC was going to actually take the step of publicly calling for Craig to resign, but backed off [...]
My new favorite Republican lawmaker (as if I have many) is Republican State Senator Carol Roessler of Oshkosh. Senator Roessler is the first Republican to “fly the coop,” breaking with Assembly Republicans on spending cuts they want to make in state prisons and in the reserve fund used to give state employees pay raises. Senator [...]
Apparently Senator Chris Dodd has received the endorsement of the IAFF, the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents 281,000 members. The IAFF isn’t a huge union by membership standards, but they are among the most politically active of all the unions. The endorsement of the IAFF is also prized for its symbolic nature in [...]
Scott Walker promised to veto a countywide referendum for a 1-cent increase in the local sales tax, a measure that was approved by the County Board, and boy did he deliver! Now it’s well-established Scott Walker has made a point during his tenure in office not to raise taxes, but it’s worth noting he [...]
Could it be possible? Is the love affair between the MJS and Scott Walker slowly coming to an end? I’m not sure, but a recent article by Dan Bice doesn’t paint the rosiest re-election picture for Boy Wonder. Here’s the skinny from Bice’s article:
A new poll commissioned by Progressive Majority Wisconsin, a liberal [...]
I’m amused to no end by reports that Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig was arrested June 11 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of lewd behavior in an airport men’s room. Now obviously Senator Craig has denied he was attempting to engage in any homosexual behavior in [...]
Last month I wrote about the case of Michael Monyelle, a convicted sex offender who authorities were trying to have committed indefinitely under Wisconsin’s Chapter 980 sexual predator laws. The offense that led to the action to commit Mr. Monyelle indefinitely? He had thoughts and fantasies about children, as opposed to actually taking actions [...]
Anyone up for a little infighting?
So I was surfing across the internet when I came across the little nugget I linked to above. Apparently lawmakers in Florida want to hold their Democratic presidential primary on January 29, 2007, which doesn’t seem noteworthy, except for the fact that rules enacted by the Democratic Party say [...]