Another Unique Lie In The Sale of Wisconsin Government To The Highest Bidder!

This is just a subscript in a recent article about how poorly the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had performed under the Walker Administration:

Walker and the Legislature also scaled back the power of state agencies by giving the governor authority to review and approve all regulations written by state agencies before they take [...]

Does Voter ID Threaten The Secret Ballot?

As part of the enforcement of the voter ID law, absentee ballots must be accompanied by a copy of the voter’s photo ID. So for you voting procedure mavens out there…does this jeopardize the secret ballot?

From Mal Contends today:

“”The law is clear that most absentee ballots must be accompanied by a copy of [...]

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 [...]

What do you get without a union? 12 hour shifts!

No matter how glowing the remarks in this article about the success of 12 hour shifts, I can say from first hand experience that they pretty much suck…back in the late 1970’s when I thought being a machinist was cool and the road to big blue collar money I worked in a non-union contract manufacturer…and [...]

Wisconsin elections board upholds ban on observers’ use of cameras

Ripped from the headlines with the latest in election news:

There will be no selfies — or any other photos taken by observers — at the polls this August.

The state elections board decided Monday to support a rule banning election observers from taking photos and videotaping what happens at the polls, including [...]

SCOTUS Turn Their Own Decisions Into A Moving Target

Just days after opening a second front on the war on women, the Supreme Court of the United States back tracks on one of the alternatives they delineated in their Hobby Lobby decision. No really!

Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices

WASHINGTON — In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the [...]

Hobby Lobby Ruling Should Move Us Toward Single Payer Health Coverage

Any number of GOP pundits have condemned the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) as the start of the slippery slope to single payer health care in the United States. To that I can add, I only hope!

But as part of yesterday’s Supreme Court Ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom (I hope the [...]

State Senator Grothman Suffering From Raging Myopia

In an article about the egregious Supreme Court ruling in favor of ‘freedom of religion’ for Hobby Lobby in the second front on the war against woman, State Senator Glenn Grothman celebrated his deep sense of provincialism:

“The Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby is a big win for Christians in [...]

I Am Not Surprised: Justices Rule in Favor of Hobby Lobby

“Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations“:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, the dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.”

The 5-to-4 ruling, which applied to [...]

When Is It OK to Know Who Is Influencing Public Policy?

This week State Senator Jon Erpenbach agreed to drop any appeal of the open records case filed against him. The very conservative John K MacIver Institute for Public Policy had requested Sen. Erpenbach’s emails surrounding the protests in Madison in 2011 around the passage of Act 10. Originally the Senator turned over 26,000 emails with [...]

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