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Slow Times at Capitol High

On March 30th, directly after the recall of Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) was certified by the Government Accountability Board, a group of people, including a reporter and a videographer from The Progressive, went to Fitzgerald’s office to see if they could get a comment from him. Fitzgerald was not in. After getting a phone number […]

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The Press and the Protester

It is impossible to understand what is happening in Wisconsin without understanding the intensity of popular opposition to Scott Walker and his policies, and the impatience many of Walker’s opponents have to traditional modes of political expression. Rather than rely on the often timid and half-hearted efforts of Democrats to resist GOP assaults, many have […]

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A Genuine Candidate for the May 8 GOP Primary!

There is no such thing as “normal” in politics. What is “normal,” anyway, and who defines it? Whatever “normal” is, it has hit a new low under the Walker regime. Honesty in elections has completely gone out the window. Just check out the Republican strategy for attempting to nab the election in the governor’s race. […]

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Top Republican Legislator Abandons Walker, Calls Him ‘Whack Job’

In an article issued by the Associated Press on Monday, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Wisconsin State Chairman of ALEC, appears to be abandoning his support of Scott Walker just as the John Doe investigation into crimes committed by staff members during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive looms ever closer to Walker himself. According to […]

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STEAL THIS BOOK, NOT MY VOTE Installment #3: Wisconsin 2011

This is the third installment of a series of excerpts from my new book, STEAL THIS BOOK, NOT MY VOTE. Due out April 7, 2012, the one-year anniversary of Kathy Nickolaus finding 14,000 votes two days after Joanne Kloppenburg was declared the winner of the 2011 Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Without those votes, there never would have […]

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Law Passes Threatening Abortion Providers with Felony

Madison – March 16, 2012 A bill dictating how a woman consults with her doctor when seeking an abortion passed in the Wisconsin Assembly yesterday. Dramatically titled the ‘Coercion and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act’, SB 306 was co-authored by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh). As Rebecca Kemble noted in her recent […]

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Possession of a Camera-A Crime in the WI Assembly

By Whitney Steffen, Leslie Amsterdam and Arthur Kohl-Riggs Above is a video of another unconstitutional arrest. However, this is more proof of the continued unprofessional behavior of the Capitol Police and Assembly Sergeant-at-Arms’ staff when it comes to rights, people’s property, and their safety. The Wisconsin State Assembly has its own set of rules. Assembly […]

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Two School Voucher Initiatives Stalled

A bill that restricts school voucher programs to Milwaukee and Racine passed the Assembly on a voice vote this afternoon.  SB 174 was passed by the senate on October 18, 2011 but was stalled in the Assembly until last Tuesday. The bill is the subject of the conversation between Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) and Sen. […]

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STEAL THIS BOOK, NOT MY VOTE Installment #2: How We Got Here

This is the second installment of a series of excerpts from my new book, STEAL THIS BOOK, NOT MY VOTE. Due out April 7, 2012, the one-year anniversary of Kathy Nickolaus finding 14,000 votes two days after Joanne Kloppenburg was declared the winner of the 2011 Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Without those votes, there never would have […]

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ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Senators and Tell Them to Vote NO on Today’s Mining Bill

March 6, 2012 by Barbara With Yesterday, after much debate, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) once again rubber stamped AB426, the Assembly version of the mining bill through committee. Co-chairs Rep. Robin Vos (R) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R) held a press conference before the committee met to introduce new amendments to the bill that […]

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