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 […]

VIDEO: Emma Watson gives impassioned speech on feminism and gender to U.N.

This weekend actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Emma Watson gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally. The speech was brilliant, […]

Every Senate Republican votes against equal pay for women

So this happened on Monday.

Given how hard Republicans have worked against the interests of women (equal pay, right to choose), gays (same sex marriage), the poor (tax cuts for the wealthy, voter ID), it’s amazing to me that they’re still able to win elections.

Then again, if they keep this up, it’s just […]

Federal appeals court rules against gay marriage bans in Wisconsin, Indiana

Earlier today a three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld lower federal court decisions in Madison and Indianapolis which overturned bans on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana.

While you can read the entire decision here, here’s my favorite passage: “Wisconsin points out that many venerable customs appear to rest on […]

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