Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “I Don’t Have a Clue” School Play Mirrors Confusion in Assembly Education Committee (UPDATED)

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “Edgar: All right, everybody; back to the scene of the crime.

“Ella: New clues?

“Carol: What clues?

“Bob: What’s the next clue?

“Carol: I don’t have a clue.

“Norman: (At the window box, dramatically.) Guys, the body’s gone!”

So goes the […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “LAB Fraud Hotline: Working to Stop Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement”

From my email inbox comes Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter about the Legislative Audit Bureau’s Fraud Hotline. “We waited and the ride never came,” said one disabled man. “I was so cold” another woman said. “They said the heater in the van didn’t work.”

The disabled folks from Black River Falls who called […]

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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Charting a New Course on Cuba

From the email today:

Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America’s relationship with the people of Cuba.

We are recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of the Cuban people, both in the U.S. and in Cuba, and ending an outdated approach that has failed to advance U.S. interests for decades. In doing […]

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 […]

Duane Dubey: Right-to-work puts politics above people

From my email inbox comes this editorial by frequent Blogging Blue commenter Duane Dubey.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, recently said he wants the Legislature to take up right-to-work quickly, which continues the Republican effort to destroy unions.

Doesn’t Fitzgerald remember the disaster and cost of Act 10? Does he not recall the letter […]

DPW Chair Mike Tate Wants To Hear From You!

From the inbox comes this missive from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Chairman, Mike Tate:

Thanks for your membership in the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and your work on behalf of Democratic candidates this fall. Even though the midterm elections were hard on Democrats in Wisconsin and around the country, we should all be proud […]

Progressive Democrats of America Endorse Rockwood

From my pesky in box…sorry Chris…this almost got lost in the 80 emails I get each day begging for money:

Wauwatosa – The national organization of Progressive Democrats of America has officially endorsed Chris Rockwood’s campaign to become the United States Representative to Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District.

According to its mission statement, Progressive Democrats […]

Drinking Liberally MKE – 10/20/14 @ 7:00 p.m.

From my email inbox comes news of the next meeting of Milwaukee’s Drinking Liberally. This month we welcome two new visitors to Drinking Liberally! Boyd McCamish, executive director for AFSCME, and Shanon Molina, the GOTV muscle for the organization, will be joining us to talk about the county budget and getting out the vote in […]

Progressives United endorses Democrat Kelly Westlund

From my email inbox comes this bit of news that Democrat Kelly Westlund, who’s challenging Republican Rep. Sean Duffy in the 7th Congressional district, has been endorsed by Progressives United. Progressives United officially announced their endorsement of Democratic Congressional candidate Kelly Westlund. Westlund is challenging Rep. Sean Duffy in the Wisconsin 7th Congressional District.

“I […]

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