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Selecting A Chief Justice In The State Of Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Constitution provides for a state supreme court of seven justices, each elected for a term of ten years. The justice with the longest tenure on the court is the chief justice.

In a move that many suggest is aimed at removing Justice Shirley Abrahamson from her role as Chief Justice, the GOP legislature […]

Solving The Issues With The Veteran’s Administration Medical Care

Since the major combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan started winding down, there have been repeated and unsolved issues with providing adequate and timely healthcare for our veterans. Despite repeated assurances and varied lip service out of Washington, things just don’t seem to be getting better. Even with new rules allowing vets who live beyond […]

US police annually kill over twice as many citizens as FBI reports

An investigation by the UK based Guardian has revealed that previous FBI figures for how many US citizens are killed annually by police fell way short of the actual mark.

While the figures are disturbing: an average of 928 people killed annually over a recent eight year period compared to an average of 383 […]

Wisconsin State Legislature Calls Extraordinary Session To Solve Critical Emergency!

The Wisconsin State Legislature is calling an extraordinary session next week to apparently fend off a statewide crisis. Something called Right To Work (at the expense of your co-workers) legislation demands that it be passed…oh…no…wait. This is an emergency? Isn’t that what extraordinary sessions are for?

Here is a primer on the difference between […]

Saudi Female Drivers Sent To Terrorism Court

In an act of civil disobedience, two women in Saudi Arabia defied an archaic cultural ban that prohibits females from driving a car and were arrested a month ago. They have been detained since and are about to get their day in court…but not in traffic court…or municipal court…but Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism court. WTF?

Two […]

NRLB Calls Shenanigans On McDonald’s

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board handed unions and the American workforce a major victory in declaring McDonald’s corporation as a ‘joint employer’ with it’s 14,000 US franchises of the fast food workers at all of their stores. This effectively puts McDonald’s on the hook with the franchise when the franchise is accused of […]

Day late Thursday Music: Steve Carlson – A Hell of A Time

Merry Christmas, Blogging Blue Nation.

 

Non-Profit Voucher School Is Out Of Whack On Salary

Ignoring the rest of the story about being on super secret double probation, here is something totally out of whack at a local private voucher school – this school has just over 600 students – yet the lead administrator has a total compensation package of $218,000:

(Dorothy) Travis Moore (founder of Ceria M. Travis Academy), […]

A progressive solution to police violence

Below is an article published recently in CounterPunch. It’s so good I thought I’d post the entire thing rather than link to it. Please share far and wide.

 

December 02, 2014

Pre- & Post-Ferguson Real Police Reform Takes Root in One California City by STEVE EARLY

In the wake of a Missouri […]

Would Florida Arrest Jesus Too?

Rather than finding ways to help the homeless, a number of cities in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale have passed ordinances against feeding the homeless. And a leading scofflaw who has been cited for violating the ordinance is 90 year old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott…an advocate for the homeless who has been providing them […]