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Whither MKE County: Pat Jursik Calls Out The Suburbs on Housing Discrimination

This is a surprisingly harsh assessment of the suburbs blatant disregard for equal housing…on top of the fact that they oppose regional public transportation at every turn…but County Supervisor Pat Jursik simply lays it on the line:

Supervisor Patricia Jursik today issued the following statement regarding the SEWRPC Regional Housing Plan:

“Ferguson, MO is the […]

How The Affordable Care Act Works: Information Sources

This is NOT a news item or op ed piece or blog rant. Instead I am offering information on one of the most important changes to health insurance coverage in the history of the United States: just a short list of links to sites that offer information on the Affordable Care Act and how to […]

Wisconsin Voter Fraud and Voter ID

I would like to thank long time reader and active commenter, forgotmyscreenname, for providing a link to the recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about recent charges brought against 10 area residents for voter fraud. After having read the article, I wanted to follow up with a few comments here.

Over the past decade, our Republican […]

OUR MKE: Interview with County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic talks about reform of Milwaukee County Government and the OUR Milwaukee Initiative. To here the interview click here! It runs 3.31 minutes.

What’s the Deal with Progressives and Sexism?

Two of my favorite liberal women talked with me about my earlier post: What’s the Deal with Progressives and Agism?

I was so tuned into the issue of agism in progressive politics, partly because I am of the generation of Americans being dissed, that I may have overlooked another issue entirely.

But it was pointed […]

Celebrating the Trailblazing Women of Emerge Wisconsin

Celebrating the Trailblazing Women of Emerge Wisconsin

**Emerge Wisconsin Alumna, Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (Class of 2010) who was honored by Emerge America as an Emerge Trailblazer **Nearly 40 Emerge Wisconsin Alumnae ran for office in 2012! The largest number of alumnae on the ballot in 1 year since our first class graduated in 2007!

Celebrating […]

Last Day to Apply to Emerge Wisconsin

From the email:

Last Tuesday was a great day for Democratic women in Wisconsin, where we sent Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate, and elected several strong progressive women to the state legistature.

Our friends over at Emerge Wisconsin are looking for bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective political leadership and are […]

Ignore the Binders, It’s the Real Truth Behind That Statement To Fear

Mitt Romney’s turn of phrase, Binders Full of Women, has become the meme from the second Presidential Debate. But all of the bloggers and wags and commenters have missed the real point buried in that statement.

Mr. Romney, after all of his years in college and business and running for governor, didn’t know any women […]

Racism: A Conservative Team Sport

Ta-Nehisi Coates:

The conservative movement doesn’t understand anti-racism as a value, only as a rhetorical pose. This is how you end up tarring the oldest integrationist group in the country (the NAACP) as racist. The slur has no real moral content to them. It’s all a game of who can embarrass who. If you don’t […]

Reason # 4582 to Re-Elect President Barack Obama

Why should we Re-elect President Obama?

Because for the first time, our men and women in the service can come home to the person/people they love.

No matter who they are. Sgt. Brandon Morgan, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Master Sgt. Donald Sander all deserve that right equally […]