New Marquette poll shows Walker with slight lead over Burke among likely voters

The new Marquette poll is out, and while it’s certainly not as encouraging as the previous poll, it’s certainly not all doom and gloom. Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School.

That represents a change from other [...]

Duane Dubey: We “Sand” With Scott Walker

Via frequent Blogging Blue commenter Duane Dubey comes this excellent editorial. We “Sand” With Scott Walker

No, my headline is not misspelled. But, yes, as long as Walker is governor with his relaxed environmental standards and favoritism of the corporate over the human, the negative effects of the sand mines in many Jackson and Trempealeau [...]

In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, low-wage jobs increase while middle-wage jobs decrease

According to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Marc Levine, since 2010 the number of low-wage occupations in Wisconsin increased while the number of middle-wage occupations actually shrunk. Low-wage-occupation jobs bounced back in the recovery, rising by about 130,000 from 2010 to 2013. During that same period, middle-wage occupations lost 16,000 jobs.

“Since [...]

Wisconsin Gazette endorses Mary Burke while savaging Gov. Walker

This is an excellent endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

Walker is a great example of what happens when someone with no real-world management or business experience is placed in a position of overseeing a multi-billion-dollar bureaucracy. For decades, Republicans themselves have argued that career politicians are unqualified to serve in such positions.

As [...]

A contrast: Mary Burke sold her home to help struggling families while Scott Walker has worked to create struggling families

Over at Monologues of Dissent, Heather posted an excellent piece highlighting the stark differences between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. ​I have worked with or known Mary Burke for 28 years. I am also a 25 year resident of Sun Prairie. Friends and family often ask me questions about Mary. They [...]

Center for Media and Democracy files IRS complaint against WI Club for Growth

On Monday the Center for Media and Democracy filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service requesting that agency strip the Wisconsin Club for Growth of its nonprofit status for spending millions of dollars to help Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans during the recall elections here in Wisconsin. Here’s more about the complaint. According [...]

A conservative defense of President Obama’s first term in office

During an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, conservative John Avlon praised the job President Barack Obama has done during his two terms in office. “We are ten days out and there is a sense that President Obama’s poll numbers are down,” said John Avlan. “They are around forty percent. So everyone is running [...]

Brad Schimel says thank you with a “blah blah blah”

Seen on the website of Republican Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel:

And this man wants to be Attorney General.

Jason “Red” Arnold is back with an epic rant…and it’s a doozy!

In a recent “press release” (and I use that term very loosely), Republican State Senate candidate Jason “Red” Arnold shows a very poor grasp of the fact surrounding the implementation of Act 10, legislation enacted by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp Republican-controlled legislature. Here’s Arnold’s assertion: It was a law which stated that [...]

I’ve got a question about voter ID for supporters of voter ID

So here’s what I’m wondering. How does it makes sense to require voters to present an ID card to vote while individuals wanting to buy a gun at a gun show are not required to provide an ID?

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