Is it the politics of spite?

The folks over at Crooked Timber have gotten ahold of the EPI report that shows public employees to receive, on average, something like 8% less total compensation than comparable private sector workers, and I just wanted to recommend the intelligent conversation going on in the comments there… [...]

Violence is the Last Refuge of the Incompetent

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U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, including apparently a federal judge and a 10-year old child, were shot in Tucson, Arizona this morning outside a Safeway grocery store. Giffords was shot in the head and was flown to a hospital for emergency surgery. Here’s some CNN coverage. Here’s some Fox. Here’s some firedoglake blog [...]

Increasing Taxes: Off The Table (Except for Teachers, etc…)

Listening to At Issue with Ben Marens the other day, I was struck by what seemed to be hypocrisy in Governor Walker’s stance on taxes! Hard to believe, I know, but bear with me for a moment. Ben was interviewing Professor Dennis Dresang from UW-Madison regarding Wisconsin’s budget deficit. Now, for a bit of context, [...]

Crash Walker’s Party!

A couple days ago, Zach urged us all to attend this rally in Madison on this coming Monday, January 3rd, at Scott Walker’s Inauguration Day festivities.

Now I’m going to make it even easier for you! Community Action Now, along with a slew of other community groups (MICAH, Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s Good Jobs, Livable [...]

Numbers make the world go ’round

Hello, folks! I just want to introduce myself – my name is Jeffrey and I was invited by Zach to do some occasional writing here. I am a Milwaukee native, a sociologist, and am currently working with recent start-up Community Action Now on some critical social problems, so you can expect to see a little [...]

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