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Rest In Peace, MCA

Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, died Friday morning after a three-year battle with cancer. In 2009 Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous salivary gland, and at the time Yauch expressed his hope that it “very treatable.”

Here’s “Make Some Noise,” the first single from the Beastie Boys’ newest album, Hot […]

Nickolaus Watch contest closes Sunday-get your hashtag ideas in!

The Kathy Nickolaus Watch contest will close this Sunday, 5/6/12, at 6pm, so please get your suggestions for twitter hastags in before the deadline. Jeff C. and I will announce the winner on Monday morning, in advance of Tuesday’s election.

Story/contest details here.


From the Kathy Nickolaus 2012 Collection


An unfitting end to Mariano Rivera’s career?

While it’s well-known that I’m a political junkie, what many folks don’t know is I’m just as equally a sports junkie. Baseball has long been my favorite sport, and while I am a fan of the hometown Milwaukee Brewers, I’m also a huge fan of the New York Yankees.

One of the reasons that I […]

42 Years Ago: Four Dead in Ohio

In response to Richard Nixon’s offensive in Cambodia, begun on April 30, 1970, students all over the nation began to protest. In Kent, Ohio, the home of the state’s regional college, Kent State University, the protests were fierce. Republican Governor James Rhodes, a “law and order” type, brought in the National Guard and personally oversaw […]


Never has the phrase “ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US” been so appropriate… Paul Krugman points out in his latest OpEd over at The New York Times that the Republican Party has been completely captured by the 0.01%-ers and along with that comes a “base” of voters to keep the interests of the […]

End This Depression Now! – A Lecture by Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman gave a talk recently at the Economic Policy Institute about his new (and quite readable) book, End This Depression Now! This video provides a really good introduction to the concepts presented in the book and is well worth the 45 minutes you invest in watching it.


The folkbum endorsement: Doug La Follette for Governor

Doug! Image courtesy Alan David Charles Photography

One of the nice things about being slave labor at the Zach Wisniewski Home for Wayward Bloggers posting at Blogging Blue is that we have the editorial freedom to write about the things that interest us, and to promote candidates that we feel deserve support. So even […]

Progressive candidate’s run against Jim Sensenbrenner is no fool’s errand

Some say I’m a fool for attempting to turn Waukesha County “blue” with my blogging and Drinking Liberally Waukesha. But the alternative is to sit around, wring my hands, and lament that things will never change. To me, that would be foolish. I’d rather aim high, take risks and lose than give up or settle […]