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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This is a letter that has been sent to Speaker John Boehner’s office, concerning the extremely light schedule that he and the Republican leadership have arranged for the remainder of the year. Should anyone share my thoughts, I ask you to please contact the Speaker, as well as your personal representatives, by sending them this [...]
INET economist Simon Johnson with one of the more salient post-shutdown takes yet, for its defense of federalism and its indictment of anti-government creep:
The Long March of the American Right – NYTimes.com
With a last-minute agreement on lifting the debt ceiling, the immediate threat of legal and financial disaster from a default [...]
Ronald Reagan’s shameful legacy: Violence, the homeless, mental illness: As president and governor of California, the GOP icon led the worst policies on mental illness in generations – Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
One month prior to the [1980 presidential] election, President Carter had signed the Mental Health Systems Act, which had proposed to continue [...]