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 [...]

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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 [...]

Affordable Care Act Is Not HealthCare.gov

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 [...]

Ron Johnson’s Approval Rating at 28%

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 [...]

Polling Gives Democrats Several Angles

The recent polling out of Marquette University should give hope to those who want to oust Scott Walker in 2014. The polling is about two weeks old and shows that the race is a statistical tie. Mary Burke, the only declared candidate, polls at 45% compared to Walker’s 47%.

Just days after Burke declared that [...]

Happy Armistice Day

It was the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…

The Great War, which ultimately silenced or left injured, over 37 million people, finally ended hostilities in 1918. The “war to end all wars” concluded with a peace treaty in France, the establishment of a League of Nations, and the solemn promise [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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