Whither MKE County: County Government Displays Its Dysfunction Once Again!

The latest round of dysfunction in Milwaukee County government is the brouhaha started by first term County Supervisor Deanna Alexander. As reported by MJS’ Daniel Bice in a recent No Quarter article, Sup. Alexander accused the other board members of intentionally preventing her from doing her job. Specifically that board leadership was preventing her from […]

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”

Interesting…. Gov. Scott Walker transferred $40,000 from his campaign account to his legal defense fund on the last day of 2012, according to his latest finance report.

The transfer to the Scott Walker Trust raises new questions about the status of the long-running John Doe investigation in Milwaukee that has ensnared former aides from […]

Thursday Music: Soundtrack for Sheriff Clarke’s Ad

Clash: Tommy Gun

Tommy gun, you ain’t happy less you got one Tommy gun, ain’t gonna shoot the place up just for fun Maybe he wants to die for the money Maybe he wants to kill for his country Whatever he wants, he’s gonna get it

Tommy gun, you better strip it down for […]

RwP: Interview with Madison Alder Bridget Maniaci and a Look into Michael Best & Friedrich

This week on Rants without Pants, an interview with Madison City Council Alder, Bridget Maniaci. I also take a look at the shady workings of the Republican law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.

00:00 – 17:19– Interview with Madison City Council Bridget Maniaci

Maniaci discusses the diversity of her district, how her age relates […]

A family’s experience with Planned Parenthood

From my email inbox comes this account of one Wisconsin family’s experience with Planned Parenthood. Two young adults walk into a Planned Parenthood near suburban Milwaukee in 2007. Faced with new realities about their future together, the young couple came that day to ask for help in a time of great need.

Neither one of […]

A story about sex trafficking

Though this has nothing to do with our typical politically-based commentary, this is definitely worth taking a few minutes of your time to read. A few weeks after their first encounter, Richard returned, this time alone. He explained that he and his wife had divorced, but he was ready to move on. Then he asked […]

McConnell Brags About Filibuster ‘Reform’ Bill

From DonkeyHotey at Flikr

As reported by my colleague, Nathaniel Downes here at Addicting Info, the Senate passed a filibuster reform bill last Thursday receiving mixed reviews by both conservatives and progressives alike. According to The Heritage Foundation:

Reid envisions a Senate that procedurally mirrors the House of Representatives, not the Senatorial saucer where […]

Sheriff David Clarke: more grandstander than lawman

On Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff (and general laughingstock) David Clarke released a new public service announcement advocating for residents of Milwaukee County to arm themselves because 9-1-1 is no longer their best option. Here’s the PSA: I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a […]

2016 GOP Election Strategy: Why Appeal When We Can Steal?

In the wake of our President’s re-election, one would think the GOP would engage in deep reflection as to the reason (s) they lost this previous campaign, making every attempt to implement policy changes reflective of the current electoral map. But, oh no! Far from it! Lest you have forgotten: The first thing the GOP […]

The sexist spin on Hillary Clinton’s Senate testimony

I know I’m a couple of days behind on this, but Aviva Shen of ThinkProgress has a great post up highlighting the sexist coverage of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony during a Senate committee hearing on the Benghazi terror attacks last week,

In fact, here’s the Thursday morning cover of the New York Post, […]

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