Not a moment, but a movement.

The day before the Reverend Dr. William Barber II spoke at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Reverend Curtis Gatewood, community organizer with the HKonJ/Moral Monday’s movement in North Carolina, spoke with Eric Schubring and founder Ed Garvey on WOJB community radio. Scroll down on the WOJB website to find the recording and give [...]

Wisconsin’s biggest “welfare queens”

Conservatives just love to throw out the phrase “welfare queens” as an attempt to stereotype recipients of public benefits, but here’s an interesting fact:

Wisconsin’s biggest “welfare queens” are actually some of Wisconsin’s biggest businesses, as noted by the state’s own BadgerCare enrollment data. Here’s a list of the top 5 employers with the most [...]

County Supervisor Wants Us Working On The Chain Gang

We all realize that this winter has been one of the hardest on our streets and highways. All of us have certainly hit potholes that rattled our filings when they couldn’t be avoided. But I am not sure that using inmates from the County House of Corrections to fill the potholes is the correct answer. [...]

My bizarre morning with The Appleton Post Crescent

It was a weird morning dealing with a simple “Letter to the Editor” I wrote to the Appleton Post Crescent website. I was mildly disturbed by how they prioritized their stories online. As you’ll see, what unfolds is truly bizarre, weird and in my opinion, a little sketchy.

Anyway, it started with a “Letter to [...]

Black Earth Meats, NIMBY and WEDC

As the consumer interest continues to grow for organic, sustainable, and humanely butchered meats…the media is finally starting to catch up.

The New York Times published an article about hogs raised humanely outdoors and the small farms that practice humane practices. One of the drivers behind the return to this type of farming is local [...]

The best and worst states to live in

While admittedly not a super-scientific study, POLITICO MAGAZINE has come out with their list of the best and worst states to live in, and the results are certainly interesting. With this in mind, Politico Magazine rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable sources like the Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [...]

Marijuana Legalization Gains Traction

Marijuana legalization took a step forward in New Hampshire this week. The State Assembly voted 170-162 in favor of legalizing up to one ounce of pot for adults over 21 years of age. This is a huge step forward to see that state representatives are now becoming more receptive to the will of the people [...]

Something Overlooked In the Kleefisch Child Support Bill

Yeah, I am sure you are all tired of the brou ha ha surrounding the Child Support Bill introduced and withdrawn by State Representative Joel Kleefisch. As Zach published earlier, Rep. Kleefisch received help in preparing the bill from wealthy campaign contributor Michael Eisenga. I am not going to recount all of that…but I did [...]

Scott Walker’s style of governing: “We suck. We’re bad.”

Welcome to Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, where a member of his own administration summed up Walker’s job creation efforts thusly: “We suck. We’re bad.”

“We suck. We’re bad” could also serve as an apt description of just how ineffectively Scott Walker’s administration has run state government, with that ineptitude extending to an inability of the [...]

Sales Tax Holiday? Funny You Should Have Asked!

Two Wisconsin legislators are proposing two small sales tax holidays each year. By now you have probably heard that State Representative Chad Weininger (R-Green Bay) and Seator Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) are pushing a proposal for a back to school tax holiday in August with a second one early in November for energy efficient [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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