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CogDis: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin By the Numbers

Over at Cognitive Dissidence, DFL: DATA, FACTS, LOGIC has an interesting piece up outlining just how easy it may end up being for political consultant Jason Rae to end up as the next Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, thanks almost entirely to Milwaukee County’s convention delegates.

As noted by DFL, based on the […]

Wisconsin GOP wants high school dropouts educating our children

Among the lesser-publicized (but still disconcerting) provisions tucked into the 2015-17 state budget is a Republican backed provision that would deregulate licensing standards for middle and high school teachers across Wisconsin. Adopted as a K-12 omnibus motion by the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC), the education package deregulates licensing standards for middle and high school […]

blue cheddar: The gaming of the WI Democratic Party by Jason Rae and Nation Consulting

A lot has been said and written about the race to succeed Mike Tate as Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, notably how dirty the race has gotten, but I felt this post shared by blue cheddar is worth folks reading in its entirety.

Here’s just a snippet of the larger post. But […]

Scott Walker: forced ultrasounds for women are “a lovely thing” & a “cool thing out there”

This is beyond bizarre. In an interview with conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch on Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended his anti-choice record, saying that a bill he signed requiring that women seeking an abortion first obtain a medically unnecessary ultrasound merely provided them with access to “a lovely thing” and a “cool thing […]

Twitter bans right-winger for trolling & threats, right winger responds with trolling & threats

Earlier this weekend notorious right-winger blogger and professional troll Chuck C. Johnson was banned from Twitter after he began soliciting donations toward the goal of “taking out” civil rights activist DeRay McKesson, who quit his job as a school administrator in Minnesota to join and cover the protests following Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.


Honor the fallen

Please take a moment today to honor all the brave men and women who died protecting the freedoms we all sometimes take for granted.

Discuss: which DPW Chair candidate are you supporting and why?

As some of you may have guessed, I haven’t made up my mind on which of the five candidates for DPW Chair I’m supporting. Each of the candidates has strengths and weaknesses, and I’ve heard persuasive arguments from their supporters on why each of the candidates is the right choice.

So here’s a bit of […]

Martha Laning: My Story (VIDEO)

I found this on YouTube and I thought it was worth sharing for those of you who might still be undecided about which candidate to support in the race to become the next Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Republicans unveil their strategy to beat Russ Feingold in 2016: blatantly lie and hope no one notices

In yet another example from the “desperation is a stinky cologne” department, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, specifically mouthpiece Andrea Bozek, alleged former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold announced his 2016 Senate campaign against incumbent Ron Johnson while Feingold was in California. The only problem? The NRSC’s claim was a blatant lie. The National Republican Senatorial […]

VIDEO: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries dismantles Sheriff David Clarke on police reform & equal protection

During a recent appearance by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police reform, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries confronted Sheriff Clarke over the blue wall of silence, the need for equal protection under the law for everyone and the unjust death of Eric Garner.

Considering how little Sheriff Clarke’s […]