Barry Goldwater On The Separation of Church and State

One of our regular readers and I were sharing some memories of previous presidential campaigns. I mentioned that my favorite bumper sticker of all time was simply AU H20. Several days later he sent me this image of Senator Goldwater and a timely quote on the relationship of church and state. ENJOY:

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Could the conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rule in favor of marriage equality?

This could be a big deal. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is home to some of the most conservative federal appeals judges in the country. Five of the court’s judges once wrote that a man could be executed despite the fact that his lawyer slept through much of his trial. […]

Why An Anti-Unionist Would Want A Job In A Union Shop

In the continued discussion around the Right to Freeload bill expected to come up for discussion in Madison this January, when the topic of worker freedom gets bandied about…no one from the right ever seems to suggest that an anti-union employee has the right to find a job in a non-union shop…and there are more […]

Serving Wisconsin: Retiring Senators Offer Wisdom From Senator Vinehout

This email missive from State Senator Kathleen Vinehout arrived in my in box yesterday. It’s a little wisdom and maybe a bit of foreboding about our future under the dome in Madison. But as we turn another page on politics in Wisconsin, I thought it worth sharing with you!

“There is a yearning outside the […]

Molly McGartland’s bizarre rant about liberals and women

From the website of right-wing tea party extremist Assembly candidate Molly McGartland comes this absolutely bizarre screed accusing liberals of being “anti-women.” Liberal politicians constantly accuse conservatives of conducting a War on Women while liberals are the ones doing all the damage. Their words about it are just propaganda. Their actions, on the other hand, […]

Kleefisch Family Not Quite Feeling the Love

Undoubtedly it’s tough playing the role of a right wing ultra-conservative on the campaign stump and then having something quite the opposite be part of your real personal life. During the last gubernatorial campaign, Daniel Bice, in his No Quarter column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discussed just such a dichotomy in the family life […]

A question for all you conservatives out there

It’s been roughly three days since the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and four other states, and here’s a question I’m hoping our conservative readers can answer.

How many “traditional marriages” do you know that have broken down since same-sex marriage became legal in Wisconsin?

After all, didn’t […]

Reince Priebus seeks to broaden GOP base by doubling down on opposition to marriage equality

So much for the kinder, gentler GOP that’s working to broaden its appeal beyond its rather un-diverse base.

Twenty-four hours after the Supreme Court announced it would not consider appeals of lower court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in five states, effectively paving the way for couples to marry in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Colorado, and […]

A Ted Cruz two-fer on SCOTUS decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals

It was predictable that in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on rulings made by lower courts overturning same-sex marriage bans in five states, there would be a healthy amount of caterwauling from conservatives concerned about “activist judges” redefining marriage.

Not one to disappoint, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz […]

U.S. Supreme Court declines WI appeal of same-sex marriage decision

Earlier today the United States Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from Wisconsin and four other states seeking to preserve their bans on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for marriage equality in those states.

In the order, the high court provided no breakdown of how the nine justices had voted and no reason for rejecting […]

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