Remember that time Gov. Scott Walker’s administration engaged in a little political plagiarism?

While conservatives (and especially Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign) have been making a big deal of the supposed “plagiarism” (though it wasn’t really plagiarism) in Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan, it’s important to remember that Gov. Walker isn’t unfamiliar with plagiarism, according to this 2011 report indicating Gov. Walker’s administration engaged in a little [...]

Gov. Walker appoints his lawyer’s brother to a judgeship

On Friday Gov. Scott Walker appointed former Outagamie County District Attorney Vince Biskupic to a seat on the Outagamie County Circuit Court. For those of you playing at home, Vince Biskupic just happens to be the brother of Steve Biskupic, the former U.S. Attorney who coincidentally has been working as Gov. Scott Walker’s attorney for [...]

The Republican-created mess at the Republican-created Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare

This is what you get when Republicans are allowed to run the government. When Mary Wolf left the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare this year, she wrote a pained letter to the agency’s leadership in both Milwaukee and Madison:

“The decision to leave the BMCW broke my heart,” she wrote. “It came down to the [...]

Gov. Walker: drug testing the poor is “about compassion”

Speaking at a campaign event on Monday, Gov. Scott Walker defended his proposal to require recipients of public benefits to submit to drug testing as being “about compassion.” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday defended his proposal to require drug tests of people seeking unemployment assistance and food stamps by saying it was an act [...]

The award for the worst political press release ever goes to Jason “Red” Arnold

This has to be the most bizarre press release I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something. Senator Larson, I just checked Politifact.com and saw that they gave you another “false” rating regarding your assessment of the predicted budget shortfall. Is this your honest assessment (which you also reiterated on Wispolitics.com) or are you using a [...]

Republican Jacob Dorsey drops Assembly campaign after racially charged YouTube comments uncovered

On Tuesday I wrote about Republican Assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey, who in December 2013 posted a tweet referring to gays as “fags” in response to a U.S. Circuit court ruling. At the time I noted Dorsey had apologized but had also protected his Twitter feed from prying eyes, and apparently that was because he had [...]

Every Senate Republican votes against equal pay for women

So this happened on Monday.

Given how hard Republicans have worked against the interests of women (equal pay, right to choose), gays (same sex marriage), the poor (tax cuts for the wealthy, voter ID), it’s amazing to me that they’re still able to win elections.

Then again, if they keep this up, it’s just [...]

Republican Assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey issues tweet calling gays “fags,” then scrubs Twitter account

Back in December 2013 Jacob Dorsey, a Republican challenging incumbent Democratic State Rep. Rep. Deb Kolste in the 44th Assembly district, tweeted out his response to a U.S. Circuit Court’s rejection of Utah’s request to stop same-sex marriages. Here’s the tweet.

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After his hateful tweet was publicized, Dorsey issued an apology [...]

What could have been: Michigan, Illinois invest in high speed rail

If only Gov. Scott Walker weren’t so short-sighted… If you’re looking for high-speed rail with a Chicago connection, don’t look toward Wisconsin. Two high-speed train sets that originally were set to connect Chicago with Milwaukee and Madison, and eventually Minneapolis, look like they’re headed to Michigan instead.

The Michigan Senate has cleared the way to [...]

Dan Sebring supporter wants to see Gwen Moore face a firing squad

Earlier today Republican Congressional candidate Dan Sebring posted this to his campaign’s Facebook page:

Among the comments found regarding Sebring’s post was this comment from a Sebring supporter who wants to see Rep. Gwen Moore “face a firing squad.”

K-Man Eastburn Personally, I would rather see her face a firing squad.

Not surprisingly, Sebring [...]

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