Why Don’t We Vote?

These two photos are Afghans waiting to vote despite the threats of death from the Taliban.

Yet we had an election here in Wisconsin on April 1st when only 9.3% of the electorate bothered to show up. And no body was threatening their lives if they did so. So they got to decide [...]

Window Closing for Health Insurance: Sign Up Now!

From my email inbox…a reminder from Senator Vinehout…that time’s a wasting and Wisconsin’s uninsured need to act now:

“I was getting the run-around,” the Eau Claire woman told me. She tried to get health insurance through the federal healthcare.gov website and was told she was eligible for Medicaid coverage in her state. When she went [...]

An Important Point To Make, Don’t Try To Be Subtle Or Clever!

From Piers Morgan’s last appearance in CNN: As Sir Winston Churchill said: “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time — a tremendous whack.” And I guess [...]

Not a moment, but a movement.

The day before the Reverend Dr. William Barber II spoke at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Reverend Curtis Gatewood, community organizer with the HKonJ/Moral Monday’s movement in North Carolina, spoke with Eric Schubring and Fightingbob.com founder Ed Garvey on WOJB community radio. Scroll down on the WOJB website to find the recording and give [...]

A Moral Monday in Eau Claire

Though news of the massive rally in North Carolina on February 8th ( organized by the HKonJ coalition, the folks who brought us last years ” Moral Mondays ” protests), barely registered a blip on the national media radar, it had a quite an impact on folks in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley.

After several core group [...]

Tens of thousands attend ” Moral March on Raleigh “

According to the North Carolina NAACP’s estimates, somewhere between 80,000 to 100,000 people marched in Raleigh on Saturday in protest of policies passed last year by a GOP controlled legislature and Republican Governor Pat McCrory. From the Al Jazeera America report:

” Thousands of people opposing Republican policies in North Carolina marched in Raleigh on [...]

Bringing it to Blaska

David Blaska, former Tommy Thompson press secretary and the angry, little red pimple on the ass of Wisconsin’s progressive community, just can’t pass up an opportunity to skewer all things “libral”. His most recent target: homeless people and the Occupy Madison folks who want to help them.

In his ” Blaska’s Bring It “blog he’s [...]

CVS Caremark to Drop Tobacco Sales

CVS Caremark announced plans to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1, 2014. I have to applaud them for doing so but wonder why it’s going to take so long.

But this is something that I have been advocating for some time. I don’t think I’ve written it here before [...]

Thursday Music: Pete Seeger- Joe Hill

The passing of Pete Seeger earlier this week prompted tributes from around the globe, though none anymore heartfelt than Matt Rothschild’s over at the Progressive magazine. Rest in peace, Pete.

Moral Mondays and the Solidarity Sing Along

During the super-heated comment exchange that occurred last summer when I posted several blogs here calling on participants of the Solidarity Sing Along to get a permit, one commenter likened the Sing Along to North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement and demanded to know if I would tell folks in North Carolina to get a permit [...]

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