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Letter to Department of Administration on Proposed Rule Changes

This is a copy of the e-mail I just sent to Donna Sorenson of the Wisconsin Department of Administration regarding proposed rules changes that will affect Capitol access. The only change is that I’ve removed my contact information from the … Continue reading

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We Are Still Here

Just over two years ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker introduced his “budget repair” bill which pretty much gutted the strength of public employee unions. It also allowed the state to sell heating plants and other state property to whomever they … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Chief Erwin

August 27, 2012 Dear Chief Erwin, I haven’t met you yet, though I anticipate that some day I will.  I read about you today and feel as if I know you already.  In an interview with the Associated Press you … Continue reading

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Keep Fighting

Last Tuesday’s recall election was not the end of the world and it was not the end of the Wisconsin Uprising.  As devastating as it felt at the time it was in retrospect simply the beginning of the next phase.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Some Notes on the Wisconsin Media’s Coverage of the Recalls

The Wisconsin media have failed the citizens over the last year.  Fortunately, a lot of citizen media have covered stories that the mainstream media chose to ignore.  Unfortunately, the alternative media don’t have the same reach or influence as the established papers, television stations, … Continue reading

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Waking Up to Democracy

  Protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, February, 2011. Photo by Callen Harty.       One year ago today Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker woke up the sleepy citizens of his state when he introduced his “budget repair” bill that set off … Continue reading

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