Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag: Wisconsin

‘A very dark day for democracy’: Scott Walker signs Wisconsin GOP’s...

"This is the kind of thing autocrats do," declared journalist Ari Berman.

How this Grinch steals democracy

Right now, the GOP is trying to take power away from Democratic Governors and legislatures during December’s lame duck sessions.

A lame-duck ‘legislative coup:’ Wisconsin GOP stages last-minute power grab before...

Republican legislators worked throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck bills to give power to the Republican-controlled Legislature before Republican Governor Scott Walker leaves office in January.

‘Democracy dies…in the early morning light’ as Wisconsin GOP rams through...

"This is outrageous abuse of power and should be huge national scandal."

Emergency protests planned to stop Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP’s ‘shocking...

"Warning to our friends across the country: what happens in Wisconsin doesn't stay in Wisconsin. The GOP (and Kochs) use the state as a petri dish for terrible hard-right ideas. If this works, it'll spread elsewhere."

The key to Tammy Baldwin’s landslide re-election? Exposing her opponent’s shady...

Targeted with $14 million in outside spending, the Wisconsin senator fought back by tagging her opponent as a servant of special interests.

How Tammy Baldwin, target of $14 million in outside spending, sent...

Her campaign made few stumbles, concentrated on the concerns of working families, defined the candidate and her opponent early, and spoke to voters in rural and urban Wisconsin, providing a blueprint for 2020 candidates.

Wisconsin oil refinery explosion injures at least 15 people

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has sent a four-person team to investigate the incident.

Wisconsin’s Foxconn deal enriches billionaires with taxpayer cash

“Growth, thy name is suffering.”

Scott Walker set to sign Koch anti-regulations bill in Wisconsin

“The so-called REINS Act will undoubtedly move Wisconsin towards a rule-making process that will become marred by industry lobbyists with political agendas."

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Why Bernie Sanders’ plan to recruit 1 million volunteers is a winning movement strategy

What’s more, the presence of volunteers draws more people to support the campaign and demonstrates that there is a place for them to fully engage.

Tread carefully, think big: Impressions on AOC and the Green New Deal

It will be up to the activist communities she came from to defend the Green New Deal and push for it to become a reality in 2020 and beyond.

Howard’s end

Now, it seems, all you need to get the media to anoint you is the money to buy an infinite amount of media. For Schultz, like Trump, it’s all about money and media.

Lots of presidential candidates talk a good talk. Look at their records instead.

Voters need to demand candidates whose life trajectories and past actions make it clear that they have more to offer than politically convenient sound bites.
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Ending the punishment of poverty: Supreme Court rules against high fines & civil asset...

On Wednesday, the court ruled the Eighth Amendment protects people from state and local authorities imposing onerous fines, fees and forfeitures to generate money.

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