Congress Passes ISIS Bill and Evacuates Washington!

In probably one of the worst decisions to come out of Washington since the decision to invade Iraq under President George W Bush, the Senate piled on and passed the bill to ‘train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS’ that easily passed the House yesterday.

What an incredible waste of American resources…and many of [...]

What If We Do Nothing: ISIS and the Arab World

This op ed piece originally appeared in Wednesday’s New York Times and was reprinted this morning in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I am going to copy it in its entirety here because I think it bears repeating. I hope the NYTimes will understand (the link to their original is above):

An existential struggle is taking [...]

Gov. Walker: drug testing the poor is “about compassion”

Speaking at a campaign event on Monday, Gov. Scott Walker defended his proposal to require recipients of public benefits to submit to drug testing as being “about compassion.” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday defended his proposal to require drug tests of people seeking unemployment assistance and food stamps by saying it was an act [...]

The award for the worst political press release ever goes to Jason “Red” Arnold

This has to be the most bizarre press release I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something. Senator Larson, I just checked Politifact.com and saw that they gave you another “false” rating regarding your assessment of the predicted budget shortfall. Is this your honest assessment (which you also reiterated on Wispolitics.com) or are you using a [...]

House To Vote On Arming And Training Syrian Rebels:

President Obama has talked about his strategy for fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq and of course approached Congress for authorization but more importantly funding. So the House is taking up the topic and considering their vote and they want to get out of town to complete campaigning in their home districts. But there are [...]

Republican Jacob Dorsey drops Assembly campaign after racially charged YouTube comments uncovered

On Tuesday I wrote about Republican Assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey, who in December 2013 posted a tweet referring to gays as “fags” in response to a U.S. Circuit court ruling. At the time I noted Dorsey had apologized but had also protected his Twitter feed from prying eyes, and apparently that was because he had [...]

Workers file OSHA complaint about unsafe Scott Walker TV ad

In a recent TV ad, Gov. Scott Walker used a ladder to climb out of a hole in the ground (see the image above), and while some have used that ad against Gov. Walker to point out the hole he’s put our state in, some workers have filed an OSHA complaint against Gov. Walker [...]

Progressives Behaving Badly – Milwaukee County Edition:

I am on the Grassroots North Shore email list and look forward to the information that they forward and the activities that they arrange. As a result of that affiliation I have also been receiving emails from North Shore for Mary Burke. I received their latest email last Thursday and was interested in their 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 [...]

Republican Assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey issues tweet calling gays “fags,” then scrubs Twitter account

Back in December 2013 Jacob Dorsey, a Republican challenging incumbent Democratic State Rep. Rep. Deb Kolste in the 44th Assembly district, tweeted out his response to a U.S. Circuit Court’s rejection of Utah’s request to stop same-sex marriages. Here’s the tweet.

Image courtesy NOManiacs

After his hateful tweet was publicized, Dorsey issued an apology [...]

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