Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag: Wisconsin

Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissents on right-wing election shenanigans

Can’t we protect our health and the right to vote?

Why the Supreme Court made Wisconsin vote during the coronavirus crisis

That decision sent what I believe to be a clear message to Americans: Don’t turn to the Supreme Court to protect your right to vote, even in the case of a genuine emergency.

Wisconsin legislators seek to criminalize climate, environmental protests

“It is alarming to see the fossil fuel industry trying to pit environmentalists and labor unions against one another."

Prescription drugs may be polluting our drinking water

“Pollution from prescription drugs threatens public health and the safety of drinking water."

Wisconsin GOP’s lame-duck power grab ruled unconstitutional

A Wisconsin judge ruled on Thursday that laws passed by the Republican-controlled legislature in December to limit the powers of newly elected...

‘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."

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"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

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House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of the pandemic

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”