If you oppose the investor-state dispute resolution currently proposed in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now is the time to co-sign the Grayson statement condemning it. Tomorrow, The House Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on liberalizing trade between the U.S. and the EU. Alan Grayson will deliver the following letter to [...]
United Wisconsin and Move To Amend – Milwaukee are teaming up to rid the land of the ghastly Citizens United decision. Kick off is today:
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“Reality.” The word has a comfortable, solid sound to it, doesn’t it? Good old reality. Dependable, like the North Star…like sunrise. But, is it actually like that? Are you sure that it isn’t just a bunch of ideas planted in your head? Really?
On the other hand, “brainwashing” has such a sinister sound [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Associated Press are reporting that an audit by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau found significant questionable financial activities surrounding Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This time tax credits for creating jobs have gone unaudited, legally required reports haven’t been filed and there has been questionable spending on the [...]
First term Democratic members of the state assembly introduced a bill that would move the responsibility for redistricting from the assembly to an independent commission.
Thursday’s proposal would require the maps to be drawn without giving consideration to which party would benefit or where incumbents live. The plan is based on Iowa’s redistricting law, which [...]
If you haven’t read Joshua Kurlantzick’s editorial highlighting the China Model, it is well worth a look: Why the ‘China Model’ Isn’t Going Away – Joshua Kurlantzick – The Atlantic
Admittedly, I have not read his book from which the editorial is derived. Having said that, I point to the following passage:
“Many Southeast Asian [...]
Since the announcement by retired Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim that the John Doe investigation around members of Governor Scott Walker’s former County Executive staff was closed, we saw exaggerated weeping and gnashing of teeth on the left and gloating on right…well nothing in the statement from Judge Nettesheim would indicate that either party is [...]
Earlier this week the US State Department released their environmental impact study of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Essentially they found no environmental risks that were unmanageable and made no decisions on whether building the pipeline would be beneficial to the economy and energy needs of the United States.
They made a number of obvious statements…like [...]
From DonkeyHotey at Flikr
As reported by my colleague, Nathaniel Downes here at Addicting Info, the Senate passed a filibuster reform bill last Thursday receiving mixed reviews by both conservatives and progressives alike. According to The Heritage Foundation:
Reid envisions a Senate that procedurally mirrors the House of Representatives, not the Senatorial saucer where [...]