Once again John Nichols nails it.
Sure, Sly often extended his remarks from “comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable” to flat-out condemning crony capitalists and crooked candidates. Everyone who listened to Sly took offense at one time or another.
Every guest (including this writer) disagreed with him sometimes. But Wisconsinites recognized that Sly’s anger [...]
John Nichols is coming to Waukesha, Wisconsin next Tuesday, October 30th to discuss the November 6th election and what’s at stake. The event is sponsored by Organizing for America volunteers. RSVP is required (see below).
Earlier this week I wrote about the fact that not one single Democratic State Senator had listed the restoration of collective bargaining rights for public employees as a legislative priority in the next session of the State Senate, and I also noted Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller’sstatement affirming Senate Democrats’ support for the restoration of [...]
During an appearance on WTDY’s “Sly In The Morning” on July 26, John Nichols and Sly discussed the negativity of Kelda Roys’ Congressional campaign, with Nichols comparing Roys’ campaign to a car that’s been totaled following a car accident.
Listen for yourself (The Roys segment starts around 18:45).
Download: nichols072612.mp3 //
On a [...]
They were inadvertently punked by Madison labor cartoonist Mike Konopacki. The fake story was about Paul Ryan threatening the Smithsonian for putting up a display of Wisconsin protest signs from last year. The story was an elaboration of the true story of Assembly Rep Nash attacking UW for a similar display.
The story was based [...]
Even though he’s internationally known, highly respected, and a regular on MSNBC, John Nichols either doesn’t think of himself as famous or he doesn’t focus on it. Despite his accolades and his busy schedule, Nichols makes time to talk to everybody, and not just superficially. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that all I [...]
While Barack Obama was giving his State of the Union speech this week, he calmly hid the knowledge that he had ordered a successful raid by Seal Team Six to rescue hostages in Somalia. Mr. Obama never batted an eye. From the Washington Post:
Publicly, Obama did not tip his hand during his [...]
Among the myriad of policy changes in the 2011-2013 biennial budget is a little-known provision that would make it more difficult to start a new beer brewing business in a state that has become famous not just for our big breweries (think Miller, Pabst, Schlitz, etc.) but for our smaller breweries like New Glarus, Sprecher, [...]
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This from Workers Independent News:
The primary media narrative is that voters were seeking a more conservative agenda and therefore they voted out Democrats in favor of Republicans, but is that true? Jesse Russell crunches the numbers.
If one looks at the Democratic losses by ideological caucus a different trend emerges. The Congressional Progressive Caucus [...]