Republican lawmakers argue to keep redistricting documents secret

Yeah, so much for Gov. Scott Walker’s talk about “open, transparent government” during his time as governor… Republican lawmakers are trying to keep 84 documents about new election maps out of the hands of the public, even though a court last month ordered them to release a raft of records about the maps.

The Republicans […]

What I find ironic about “small government” conservatives

The irony of “small government” conservatives who talk about wanting government that’s not only smaller, but less intrusive into the lives of citizens:

Government “intrusion” when it comes to providing basic health care coverage for as many Americans as possible? BAD BAD BAD! EEEEEVVVVVILLLLLL!

Government intrusion into the uteruses (or is it uteri?) of women? […]

What’s Paul Ryan so ashamed of?

Earlier today Republican State Sen. Van Wanggaard, the subject of a recall due to his wholehearted support of Gov. Scott Walker’s assault on public employees, held a $125 minimum contribution luncheon fundraiser in a Racine wine shop.

Hosting the event was none other than Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, himself no stranger to expensive bottles of […]

Tea Party gets Stomped

In Washington, House Republicans accede to the Obama Administration’s demand for an unencumbered payroll tax extension.

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday dropped their demand for spending reductions to pay for extending a tax cut for 160 million American workers, setting up a likely breakthrough for […]

Another Small Victory for Waukesha County Liberals

A year ago, when I mentioned my plans to turn Waukesha County blue, people laughed at me. Now they’re no longer laughing (at least, not to my face). That’s because lefties have made major inroads in this conservative county over the past year, thanks, in part, to Governor Scott Walker. Now, I’m not delusional, I […]

More Evidence that it Might NOT be Working

According to the Journal-Sentinel, 500 Frontier Airlines Employees based in the Milwaukee area are set to be released into the wild.

Frontier Airlines will cut nearly 500 Milwaukee employees – nearly half of them flight crew members based at Mitchell International Airport – as a result of a major service reduction here.

Those job cuts […]

Paul Ryan: Fiscal Conservative FAIL

On the issue of contraceptive coverage in insurance plans, there is certainly a hue and cry. Catholic Bishops are whining that their missions are threatened, despite the facts that so many Catholic hospitals and university s already provide contraceptive care in their insurance plans. Oh woe, Republicans like Paul Ryan say! This is an attack […]

Concise Takedown of Gold Buggery

Pushing back on the ongoing derailment of the G.O.P. and the commitment of both Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul have committed to appoint one of Wall Streets best-know gold bugs to chair the Federal Reserve. This would be a ReallyBadIdea(tm). Any romantic notion that a return to the gold standard reflects a poor understanding of […]

Republican Derailment Syndrome

Paul Krugman’s OpEd today succinctly lays bare the catastrophic derailment of the modern Republican party.


State spends $50 million to create 202 jobs

Yeah, nothing like a little (or a lot, in this case) government waste in the name of “job creation.” Lawmakers didn’t expect that, in addition to the management fees, the CAPCOs would take another $24.5 million for start-up and operating expenses – a total of $33 million. Two firms, Advantage and Wilshire, claimed $9 million […]