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The Political Pendulum

Back in 2003 Wisconsin’s former governor, Lee Sherman Dreyfus, won the first-ever Courage Award from OutReach, Madison’s lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) community center. It was a long overdue recognition for his signing of the nation’s first gay rights law in 1982. In … Continue reading

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The Real Danger of Ted Cruz is Scott Walker

Ted Cruz became the first officially announced candidate for President on Monday when he delivered a speech before a captive (literally) audience at the ironically named Liberty University. He is one of the most strident, intractable candidates I can recall … Continue reading

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On the Budget and “Right to Work”

I know someone who voted for Scott Walker for governor of Wisconsin three times–his first election, the recall, and his most recent gubernatorial win. She is not a big fan of unions even though her husband is a union employee. … Continue reading

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To Scott Walker on the Budget

2/4/15 Dear Governor Walker, Once again I must write to you to express my displeasure at your continued dismantling of the Wisconsin I know and love. Just as your initial “budget repair bill” was not about repairing the budget but … Continue reading

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Unions for Dummies

With Labor Day coming up it seems like a good time to examine unions and their place in our society. Ever since Scott Walker effectively ended collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin I have heard many statements about unions … Continue reading

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How Can We Keep from Singing

For two and a half years singers have been meeting at the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda to sing songs of protest against the Scott Walker administration and the slew of conservative legislation that has passed with the right-wing control of the … Continue reading

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Time for the Working Class Heroes

About a week ago I heard that Eric Cantor was proposing to eliminate rules about overtime, which would allow corporations to save money by not having to pay hourly workers for extra time worked. The other day I found an … Continue reading

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