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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OK…let’s get something straight…the Affordable Care Act is not equal to Healthcare.gov.
The Affordable Care Act is the laws and requirements that will in fact improve the lives of millions of Americans once it is completely implemented. It is the provisions that have been shared ad infinitum across all media for the past three […]
The latest Marquette Poll shows that Ron Johnson’s approval rating is at a meager 28%. Johnson rode into office on a wave of anti-incumbent, anti-progress Tea Party voters in 2010. He defeated three-term Senator and progressive icon Russ Feingold in a stunning upset. Although Johnson was leading in the polls, many progressives and media figures […]