Thursday Music: Dixie Chicks: Not Ready to Make Nice

This is for all women who are still mad as hell.  This is for all women who continue to share their stories until someone listens. This is for all women who can’t share their stories anymore because no one believes them.  This is for all women who have said things…

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Project Sheila: Helping progressive women run for office

The candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the election of #45 has motivated more women to run for office.  While many women are stepping up and putting their names on ballots across the country, other women are asking how they can help these women succeed in their elections. One women’s answer…

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Who trains Wonder Woman?

Recently, I was in a conversation with the women from my gym. The question came up, “Who is more of a badass, Wonder Woman or General Antiope, the woman who trained her?” Most of the women in this conversation said “Wonder Woman”. You’d be surprised to hear that I said…

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The Real Wonder Woman

When my wife Shelly recently said ” let’s go see Wonder Woman ” I said, ” sure, why not. ” It was a Friday night, we had no plans, and we stopped at the China Buffet on the way there so I had an incentive to go. I didn’t know…

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The Wonder Women Around Us: Amanda Hall – Alder, CrossFitter, and Strongman Competitor

I love when the Wonder Women around us use their powers to have a positive impact on the world. One of these Wonder Women is Amanda Hall. She is the alder for Madison City Council District 3. If you follow her on Instagram or are friends with her on Facebook,…

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Tammy Baldwin For Senate: Knock It Off!

Yesterday I received a letter asking for a contribution from the Tammy Baldwin for Senate campaign. I supported Senator Baldwin in 2012 with my wallet and my vote. I love what she has done for Wisconsin and the nation since being elected to the Senate. I will continue to support…

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What We Are Reading: Wonder Woman Edition

Imagining a Black Wonder Woman Growing up, I was told my favorite comic-book heroine was white. And yet her struggles always seemed uniquely similar to my own. When I was eight years old, I asked my mother if Wonder Woman was black. It was 1989—almost 30 years before I’d eagerly…

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Yes or No on Walker budget items #8

In a piece at Urban Milwaukee, Steve Walter posits 12 Key State Budget Decisions with brief descriptions from Governor Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial Wisconsin budget and asks if we are for or against. I will take a stab at each one…one at a time: 8.Required hours of instruction: Walker wants to…

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A Dirty Little Secret About Planned Parenthood.

Behind closed doors with a select audience of supporters, President Trump signed an executive order that will allow states to divert Title X federal dollars used for women’s health care away from the Planned Parenthood clinics that provide those services. President Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal…

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Where Are All of the Women In Wisconsin Politics

Last week I saw a post on Facebook stating that a station in Madison had aired a segment stating 75% of the town boards in Wisconsin lacked even a single woman. Today Politifact in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed that statement and found it to be true. To balance a…

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