The States Must Unite

The November jobs report shows that the country exceeded expectations by creating 203,000 jobs. The stock market continues to set record highs and private industry is sitting on $1.6 trillion dollars.

The economy is clearly coming back from our low in 2009, but we could be doing far better. The people of the United States [...]

Latest Job Numbers Are a Boost for the Democrats in 2014, But Not for the People of Wisconsin

Scott Walker had a bad week. Or course he is too self-absorbed to admit or possibly even acknowledge that things are not looking very good for the state of Wisconsin.

The latest jobs numbers are out from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they look pretty good…for the Democratic candidate for Governor. From June [...]

Vinehout and Garvey on WOJB

We have a great community radio station in the north woods of Wisconsin, WOJB. It’s owned and operated by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe, in the town of Reserve, on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation nine miles southeast of Hayward.

Every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am, WOJB Public Affairs director Eric Schubring hosts [...]

The Rise of a Capitalistic Monarchy

The United States is known as the “World’s Oldest Democracy.” But is it really?

As citizens of this country, we vote for various individuals to represent us in our government. However, we have to ask ourselves who is really in charge. In 2010, the Supreme Court decided that anyone can spend as much money as [...]

Carl Sciortino, Gay Democratic Candidate, ‘Comes Out’ To His Tea Party Dad In New Campaign Ad

This is clever…

According to the Huffington Post,Carl Sciortino, who is currently a member of the Massachusetts House, is running to fill Sen. Ed Markey’s (D) empty House seat, with a special election in the heavily Democratic district set for Dec. 10, with the primary on Oct. 15. Sciortino is facing four other Democratic [...]

UPDATED: CNBC hosts try to teach Senator Warren how regulation works but fail

UPDATE: As noted by John Casper in the comments, CNBC has had the clip of Sen. Warren’s appearance on “Squawk Box” removed from YouTube on copyright grounds.

Watch as Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts appears on “Squawk Box” on CNBC to discuss her support for reimplementing the Glass-Steagall Act that limited commercial bank securities [...]

Ohio Democrat Nina Turner proposes bill to regulate men’s reproductive health

Well played, State Sen. Nina Turner, well played… Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency, if state Sen. Nina Turner has her way.

The Cleveland Democrat [...]

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Lloyd Blankfein is the Face of Class Warfare”

Watch as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont explains on the floor of the Senate how Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is the face of class warfare.

Our country needs more elected leaders like Bernie Sanders, who’s shown during his time in the United States Senate that he’s unafraid to speak truth to power.

Tearful President Obama thanks staff: “I’m really proud of all of you.” (VIDEO)

This is a good man…

My highlights from the 2012 DNC convention

Here are the three best speeches (in my opinion) from the 2012 Democratic National convention.

First is the speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama, which was positively masterful. The First Lady was tremendously effective in personalizing President Obama and highlighting his strengths, not only as a president but more importantly as a husband, father, [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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