Some Thoughts On The Double Deck Freeway

As many of you living in and around Milwaukee know, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is suggesting that the stretch of I-94 from 19th Street to 70th Street be rebuilt and expanded to four lanes. Because of space restrictions at the Miller Park interchanges and the veteran’s cemetery just west of there, DOT would like […]

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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An Afghanistan Fail:

When the US coalition invaded Afghanistan, along with the War On Terror, we brought along our totally failed War On Drugs. We did everything we thought possible to eradicate the poppy fields of Afghanistan…totally ignoring the fact that opium has a long history of cultivation in the area. We tried destroying it, bribing farmers to […]

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 […]

Wisconsin progressives: the original Tea Partiers

Over at The Atlantic, Michael Wolraich has an excellent article outlining how Wisconsin progressives like “Fighting Bob” La Follette were the original Tea Party challenging the political status quo. If “Fighting Bob” were alive today, he’d be howling in the Capitol. A hundred years before the Tea Parties, Senator Bob La Follette of Wisconsin was […]

Thursday Music: Putin Special Edition: Back In The USSR

Wisconsin’s Incarceration Problem

President Obama pardoned 13 people last week and commuted the sentences of eight others. Each of these commuted sentences was related to violations concerning crack cocaine. President Obama was able to do so by invoking the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Prior to the passage of the FSA, possession of crack cocaine held a far […]

President Calls For A Moment For Newtown? Not Enough!

I just logged on to find an email missive from the White House suggesting that we all join the President for a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives at Newtown a year ago.

How about passing meaningful gun control legislation instead of empty formalities? How about at least having universal […]

2014 Will Mould 2016 for Scott Walker

Many Wisconsin Progressives are extremely unhappy with the candidacy of Trek Executive, Mary Burke. Nary a day goes by without Facebook posts about Burke’s lack of a progressive outlook and Vinehout’s expected announcement.

Most recently a member of the Solidarity Sing-A-Long put up a post stating that “Burke is among the one percent” and “she […]

The Gettysburg Address:

There are five known copies of The Gettysburg Address in President Abraham Lincoln’s hand…and each one is phrased just a bit different. Today is the 150th Anniversary of this landmark speech and I am proud to post the version that appears on the Lincoln Memorial for Blogging Blue readers:

Four score and seven years ago […]

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