How does an unelected county administrator increase democracy or accountability?

On election day voters in Milwaukee County will have an opportunity to make their voices heard on four non-binding referendum questions.

Among those questions is this: Should Wisconsin Statutes be amended to allow Milwaukee County to transition its management and administrative functions from an elected County Executive to a professional County Administrator?

That seems like [...]

Rita Wittwer speaks out about Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 2014 election

On Monday October 13 Rita Wittwer, the wife of former Democratic State Senate candidate Ernie Wittwer, appeared on WORT’s 8 O’clock Buzz to talk about the Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, the curious circumstances surrounding the recount in the 17th Senate district, as well as her husband’s loss in the Democratic primary in the 17th [...]

County Supervisor Theo Lipscomb’s negative claim about developer leads to delay in development

I guess County Supervisor Theo Lipscomb thinks it’s a good idea to make negative claims at the eleventh hour about developers in order to see their projects get delayed. At the County Board meeting on Sept. 25, Milwaukee County Supervisor Theo Lipscomb relayed a damaging story, based entirely on hearsay, about businessman Jon Hammes — [...]

Rita Wittwer: Disappointing lessons from the Democratic primary in the 17th Senate District

This opinion piece is worth a read for anyone who’s interested in how the political class that makes up the leadership of Democratic Party in Wisconsin seems to believe they know better than the voters when it comes to picking and choosing their preferred candidates. Disappointing lessons from the Democratic primary in the 17th Senate [...]

Burke jobs plan plagiarized from other candidates

*Sigh* Really?!? Really?!?

Large portions of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan for Wisconsin appear to be copied directly from the plans of three Democratic candidates who ran for governor in previous election cycles.

Burke’s economic plan “Invest for Success” copies nearly-verbatim sections from the jobs plans of Ward Cammack, who ran [...]

Could Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s days be numbered as DNC Chair?

It’s no secret I’m not a fan of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Putting aside the fact that her politics are terrible, I think she’s been an awful “leader” of the national Democratic Party.

However, we may not have to endure much more of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chair, if this report from Buzzfeed [...]

Let’s get real – President Obama’s not a progressive

Earlier today I shared an interview with Cornel West in which he accused President Barack Obama of posing as a progressive, only to turn out being something decidedly not progressive.

In response to my original post, a couple of folks took to Twitter to condemn West’s comments while defending President Obama’s “progressive” record. Here are [...]

Desperation is a stinky cologne, and Amar Kaleka’s campaign stinks to high heaven

Earlier today I got this email in my inbox from Amar Kaleka, one of the two Democrats vying to unseat Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s first Congressional district.

If Kaleka’s email is to be believed, fellow Democrat Rob Zerban refused to debate him, thus depriving Democratic voters the opportunity to hear the candidates [...]

What’s going on with Ismael Ozanne’s campaign finances?

Today was a little bit like Christmas here at Blogging Blue HQ. After all, last night was the deadline for campaigns to file their July 2014 Continuing Reports outlining their campaign contributions and expenses since January 2014.

As I perused the July Continuing Report for Democratic Attorney General candidate Ismael Ozanne (pictured, left) I was [...]

Energy Independence? Bull*lone*y!

One of my post election predictions is that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on or after November 5, 2104.

It just seems to fit with the current oil trends in the US:

U.S. Crude Oil Exports Hit a 15-Year Monthly High:

The United States exported 268,000 barrels of crude oil a [...]

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