So it appears the American Federation for Children (AFC), the right-wing education “reform” outfit tied to disgraced and convicted former Republican Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, is pouring an awful lot of money into helping elect African-American Democrats in Milwaukee.
According to the GAB-7S linked to above, the AFC has spent over $100,000 to assist [...]
Apparently Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor and Republican Gov. Scott Walker have more in common than their mutual love of concealed carry and the Castle Doctrine; they’re both involved with the American Federation for Children, a right-wing school choice group that counts among its lobbyists disgraced former Republican Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen.
On Saturday Ed had an excellent writeup about the bevy of challengers to African-American Democratic elected officials in Milwaukee and the negative reaction of at least one of those elected officials (State Rep. Jason Fields) as well Stephanie Findley, the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Black Caucus, to perceived meddling in African-American races [...]
Read the entire opinion column over at Citizen Action Wisconsin’s “No Sacred Cows” blog.
The wisconsin assembly republican recently passed Assembly Bill 110, which is just another in a long line of attacks on public education. While it is billed as a bill which would permit families of special needs students to send their students to private schools with tax dollars. As is true with everything the republicans have [...]
The MacIver Institute bills itself as the “Free Market Voice For Wisconsin” As a matter of fact they are so proud of this they have it plastered on their website next to a picture of Dick Van Patten.
The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes [...]
Zach recently posted the links to the 84 pages of emails that the republicans were desperate to keep from the public. While it is somewhat tame, with just a few gems sprinkled in (they admit to “wildly gerrymandering, they continue to go to convicted felon Scott “scooter” Jensen, etc…), one of the interesting emails involves [...]
Yesterday, testimony was released on the GOP redistricting process, and the star witness was Adam Foltz & Tad Ottman. Foltz is an aide to Assembly speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, while Ottman is an aide to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. No word why an aide to Steve Fitzgerald was not involved also. While the Journal Sentinel [...]
Abramoff was the subject of a 60 minutes story where he proclaims “the whole system is corrupt”… leslie stahl even fakes surprise when Abramoff comes clean about some of the stuff he has done. He even “shows” some remorse.
Personally i find nothing but disgust for those people who mess with our democracy(yes [...]
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In this week’s Isthmus, Scott Wittkopf of Badger Democracy dissects the Waukesha GOP and analyzes the organs and vessels that make up the conservative version of Dane County. It’s a trip through the 9th circle of hell. Trust me. I live here.