I am working on another post related to the opposition of Common Core…but decided to put it aside after I got the email embedded below on Monday.
Common Core should be a boon to education in this country. It will set some standards on student achievement that make sense for math and English…the only [...]
Hey all you folks shivering up in the 7th congressional district and beyond, when you’re turning your thermostat down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit today and trying desperately to figure out how in the hell you’re going to pay $5.00 a gallon for propane, if you can find it at all, remember that Congressman Sean Duffy [...]
This month’s award recognizing an outstanding achievement in rank ignorance is given to state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton).
Loudenbeck, in response to a bill put forth by state Rep Melissa Sargent which would allow individual counties access to federal Affordable Care Act money to expand Medicaid for their respective residents, said she needs to [...]
This is indirectly about the Duck Dynasty ‘controversy’…and I was going to just let it play out because I don’t feel that pop culture and reality TV have much relevance to political discourse. But then two things happened: Leonard Pitts came out with an Op Ed piece that absolutely nailed the faux controversy surrounding Phil [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]