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A word of advice to conservatives desperately trying to smear teachers and other public employees in Wisconsin: when trapped in a hole, first stop digging. On Monday, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 150 comments on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM PST with 479 Recommends
Conventional wisdom pushers and the beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, ...
by Karl Frisch
Comment Count 159 comments on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 04:30 AM PST with 462 Recommends
No, it's not hyperbole. If, as expected, Judge Alito (arguably the most anti-labor of the five ideologues that currently comprise what pundits blithely characterize as the Supreme Court's "...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 332 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 05:32 PM PDT with 416 Recommends
For 16 years, as a citizen of Wisconsin, I have been welcome in our state capitol building. As a university professor, I have testified at hearings; as a constituent, I have met with my elected ...
by nelangst
Comment Count 199 comments on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 09:41 PM PST with 385 Recommends
Hello, just wanted to let the world know that our group: Committee To Recall Jan Brewer has filed papers with the Arizona Secretary of State to recall Arizona governor Jan Brewer our recall serial ...
by thedamnliberal
Comment Count 178 comments on Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 05:13 PM PST with 329 Recommends
I have been attending at a fundraising event and just came home to discover that the Republicans on the Wisconsin State Joint Finance Committee are inserting the Collective Bargaining Changes into ...
by Sand Hill Crane
Comment Count 163 comments on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 10:36 PM PDT with 319 Recommends
To the untrained observer, the actions of oligarchs like the Koch Brothers and their agents known as GOP politicians like Scott Walker might seem bizarre and outlandish. This may seem particularly ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 362 comments on Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 08:14 PM PST with 319 Recommends
Desperation breeds desperate behavior The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has cancelled a meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, June 26th. I confirmed this with a phone call this afternoon. ...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 01:42 PM PDT with 244 Recommends
Many over the past few months have said more than once, "Next they'll be trying to bring back Debtor's Prisons." Well as I answered then, many states have done just that due to lobbying by financial,
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 221 comments on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 07:18 AM PDT with 230 Recommends
Hi -- this is Rhode Island State Rep. David Segal. The folks at Netroots Nation and RIFuture.org have done a great ...
by DavidSegal
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu May 06, 2010 at 06:01 AM PDT with 226 Recommends
I hate to go all Admiral Ackbar on everyone, and maybe I'm not the first one to reach this conclusion, but it occurred to me tonight that the whole "pass the union-busting part separately" bit could ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 148 comments on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 06:40 AM PST with 221 Recommends
One day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered the reinstatement of collective-bargaining legislation that potentially affects thousands of public-sector employees, a coalition of ...
by Naranjadia
Comment Count 113 comments on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 02:12 PM PDT with 214 Recommends
Rachel Maddow exposes how Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker because of his illegal attempt to kill the union in Milwaukee and replace it with a felonious security company has now forced Milwaukee ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 06:55 PM PST with 214 Recommends
The United States Postal Service (USPS) came into being in 1970. I know what you are thinking, and yes, there was a Post Office and mail delivery system long before then, but it all operated under a ...
by Working Class Heroes
Comment Count 125 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 07:11 PM PDT with 210 Recommends
By now many thought they had heard everything to be heard about ALEC and their un-democratic activities. This is simply not true. As I said to a fellow Exposing ALEC member earlier today..."we ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 88 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 08:02 AM PDT with 204 Recommends
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling from earlier this year that upheld Governor Scott Walker's controversial collective ...
by Giles Goat Boy
Comment Count 62 comments on Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 07:16 PM PST with 203 Recommends
I just read about the new trend in Wisconsin of replacing union and ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 218 comments on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 11:37 AM PDT with 200 Recommends
This afternoon Dane County Firefighters, AFSCME Local 60 (Dane county workers), and Madison Laborers amended the ...
by Jud Lounsbury
Comment Count 105 comments on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 03:40 PM PDT with 191 Recommends
I feel a bit like Ernie Pyle today, sending you this dispatch from the front lines of the American labor movement here in Madison, Wisconsin. Indeed, though, much more than organized labor is at ...
by chippens
Comment Count 119 comments on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 10:14 AM PST with 178 Recommends
You may not realize it America, but our union and non-union states are at WAR. Dengre had an AMAZING diary the ...
by modemocrat
Comment Count 177 comments on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 03:38 AM PST with 166 Recommends