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Nasdaq Composite Rallies, Tops 5,000 for First Time in 15 Years

(Bloomberg) — The Nasdaq Composite Index closed above 5,000 for the first time in 15 years while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index reached records as gains in consumer purchases signaled strength in the biggest part of the economy.

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Guest Blog: You Want My Vote?

Last night, President Obama held a town hall meeting with Hispanic voters during which he chastised the Democrats for not going to the polls. I guess he didn’t get the memo, but I found a copy. Dear Mr. President, Democratic Representatives, State and National: Your constituents are going on strike. Almost as far back as […]

WaPo: Scott Walker’s Spineless Silence

Apparently the Washington Post editorial board isn’t a fan of Gov. Scott Walker’s style of spineless silence on hot-button issues. Mr. Walker likes to present himself as a man of courage, based on his record in Wisconsin, but maybe facing down public-sector unions doesn’t tell you all that much about the bravery of a Republican […]

Nicholas Kristof: The Cost of a Decline in Unions

This is a must-read. I’m as appalled as anyone by silly work rules and $400,000 stagehands, or teachers’ unions shielding the incompetent. But unions also lobby for programs like universal prekindergarten that help create broad-based prosperity. They are pushing for a higher national minimum wage, even though that would directly benefit mostly nonunionized workers.

I’ve […]

Marc Pocan: Democratic Party lost from fear to express progressive values

During an interview on February 7, 2015, Democratic Rep. Marc Pocan shared his thoughts on the path forward for the Democratic Party in the wake of its crippling electoral losses last year.

Scott Walker feasts on pricey Filet Mignon while attacking “elitists”

Once again James Rowen from The Political Environment absolutely nails the grand hypocrisy of Gov. Scott Walker. According to this Politico report, Walker has been attacking so-called elitists whom he says are making hay out of his failure to graduate from college.

Did he run into any elitists – – or take their praise and campaign checks […]

One Reason The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

Apparently 205,000+ Wisconsinites signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the recent open enrollment period…about 70,000 more enrollees than last year. The article about the increase in enrollment HERE!

But what leads me to believe the ACA is here to stay? Well, because the insurance companies like it:

Several insurers also […]

Robert Reich: Democrats need to start talking about the public good and the common welfare

This.

Wisconsin’s finances may well dictate the success or failure of Scott Walker’s presidential dreams

This is an old report, but it bears repeating. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has his eye on the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and as he tries to boost his national poll numbers, there are numbers at home that also bear watching — his state’s finances.

Tax cuts and Medicaid spending are contributing to a […]

President Obama: I’d love a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United (VIDEO)

Yes, yes, YES!

Barack Obama has a radical idea for how to reform campaign finance: amend the Constitution.

The president told Vox in an exclusive interview that he wants to see such a drastic change, because he thinks the money-in-politics status quo is so damaging to our political system.

Arguing that “unlimited money” in politics […]

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