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Trump targets farmers. Walker bags it.

Walker endorsed Trump at the GOP’s 2016 nominating convention and serves as a reliable Trump enabler.Walker’s hostility to the food stamp program...
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Supreme Court Race Endorsement: Judge Rebecca Dallet

It may be something of a surprise that I am endorsing Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet in the Supreme Court primary this coming Tuesday February 20, 2018. Yes she is not the most liberal and not exactly an openly Democratic candidate despite speaking at last year’s Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention. But being the most moderate in the the group is a plus for me. Yes the current Wisconsin Supreme Court is unbalanced and heavily conservative…and yes we need ...

In Walker’s dirtied-up WI, an end to coincidence

You can say this certainty about the banal privatizing of Wisconsin public resources and nationally-noted environmental degradation during Walker’s rule.It isn’t complicated: there ...

In Walker’s dirtied-up, donor-driven WI, an end to coindence

You can say this certainty about the banal privatizing of Wisconsin public resources and nationally-noted environmental degradation during Walker’s rule.It isn’t complicated: there aren’t an...

You decide

Treason” is defined in the Constitution as: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. Russia is the enemy. Trump is adhering to them. He has certa...

Dollars-and-cents/common-sense Q’s on Kohler golf course plan

Walker’s ‘chamber of commerce mentality’ management of state government  has tainted public service and turned watchdog agencies into unabashed corporate subsidiaries.So when the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board takes up at its February 28th meeting in Madison...

Wisconsin Wetlands Bill Needs Some Amendments!

Assembly approves bill to allow more development of wetlands under state control. MADISON – The state Assembly ventured into the contentious waters of wetlands this week, sending to the Senate a bill to roll back regulations designed to avoid or minimize construction on these ecologically important lands. The...

WI DNR strengthens division of Walker donor services

Now that the Wisconsin DNR (Department that’s Nice to Republicans) has made a deal to get the Kohler golf course the land inside a popular lakeshore state park it wants for another high-end golf course, no doubt someone’s been assigned to work with each county’s most important ...

Who you gonna believe? Trump…Putin…Mueller?

Question of the day, and also going forward.  Do you believe: Trump/Putin?  Trump says he believes Putin’s election meddling denials Or citiz...

Diagram Walker’s/FL-shooting react/policy sentence

TMJ4 reports these words: Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to the school shooting and what needs to be done in Wisconsin to prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland.  “Part of this is reexamining and making sure no matter what the issue is that we’re making s...

#365feministselfie: Week 7

I am again participating in the #365feministselfie project, now entering its fifth year, and promised a thread for others to share selfies and/or talk about the project, visibility generally, self-apprecation, and related topics. So here is a thread for Week 7! A few of my selfies over the last two weeks, since I forgot to do a thread last Friday: ...

Paul Krugman: Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’

"our job, whether we’re policy analysts or journalists, isn’t to be “balanced”; it’s to tell the truth": Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Over the past couple of months Republicans have passed or proposed three big budget initiatives. First, they enacted a ...

Mueller Charges 13 Russians With Interfering in the 2016 Presidential Election

Jake Johnson, staff writer Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday announced a federal indictment (pdf) against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities—including a state-supported “troll farm”—for conspiring to interfere “with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.” ...

Statement on Munich Security Conference from ICAN

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Three Questions for Senator Romney

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Turkey: A Dark Day For Press Freedom and For Justice As Journalists Sentenced To Life

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We Resist: Day 393

a black bar with the word RESIST in white text One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional n...

Domestic Abuse Survivors Demand WH Chief of Staff John Kelly’s Resignation for ‘Giving Cover’ to Rob Porter

UltraViolet Urges Accountability for Hiring & Defending Porter Despite Knowing About Domestic Abuse Allegations. ______________________________ ...

ICC Weighing More Than a Million Statements by Afghans Alleging War Crimes Violations

Andrea Germanos, staff writer International Criminal Court (ICC) judges are weighing over one million statements from Afghans who allege they are victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by actors in the armed conflict there, including Afghan forces, the Taliban, the CIA, and the U.S. military. ...

Joining Nationwide Shift, Philadelphia’s Progressive DA Drops Dozens of Marijuana Possession Charges

Julia Conley, staff writer Joining a number of other major cities, Philadelphia has dropped criminal charges against dozens of residents for marijuana possession, with District Attorney Larry Krasner outlining a new policy for the drug on Thursday. ...