man adult businessman laptop 1459246 Many states, including Wisconsin, allow for a legal structure for cooperative businesses. Credit unions have been at the forefront of such movements. The structure of a credit union is, in many ways, quite revolutionary in theory. With an initial deposit of $25 in savings, a depositor becomes a member of … Continue reading Heartland Credit Union’s 2023 annual meeting: the cooperative doesn’t understand the assignment
CDC mismanagement of COVID and how I lost faith in the government’s ability to protect us
Thanks in large part to CDC mismanagement, our government intends to let millions more people die and become disabled from COVID-19.
a very young Berlin band
I was quite familiar with the band Berlin in my teen years. But I hadn't realized that they were releasing singles as early as 1979. They didn't really become that well-known until 1983. The lead singer Terri Nunn would have been either 19 or 20 years old in this video. John Crawford, who wrote this … Continue reading a very young Berlin band
how had I not heard of Chi Coltrane until now?
I was recently doing my frequent late-night habit of perusing music videos on YouTube. I'd become quite fond of videos from a couple of German live music shows--Beat Club and Musikladen--that had performances from the 1960s to the early 80s. One of the suggested videos was by an artist by the name of Chi Coltrane. … Continue reading how had I not heard of Chi Coltrane until now?
twenty years in madison
Soundtrack in my head: Nick Drake, "Introduction." Well, that went by quickly. I have now lived in Madison Wisconsin for twenty years. How I ended up here is still a fascinating story I haven’t told in a while, so click elsewhere if you’ve heard this one. In July 2000, I was at the peak of … Continue reading twenty years in madison
evading the corporate media filters
I just had a powerful realization about all of the time that I've spent posting on social media. Yes, we can talk about doomscrolling and how mind-numbing social media can be. But what makes this act so mind-numbing is that the mysterious corporate media filters are deciding what we see for us. My social media … Continue reading evading the corporate media filters
election intimidation could disrupt 2022 voting
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay There are growing reports of election intimidation and fear that it could create disruptions in the 2022 mid-term elections. Such intimidation includes, but is not limited to armed, masked people camped next to ballot boxes in Arizona. A common tactic is the placement of uniformed police officers in or near polling precincts. … Continue reading election intimidation could disrupt 2022 voting
2020 election fraud: the lie that won’t die
Photo Credit: Drew Angerer / Getty Images Rep. Dan Crenshaw, center. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) signed onto an early lawsuit challenging the validity of the 2020 elections. But he revealed recently that not only are claims of 2020 election fraud false, but the Republicans who continue to promote this theory fully know that they're lying. … Continue reading 2020 election fraud: the lie that won’t die
Wisconsin as a GOP laboratory for dismantling democracy
This is what the GOP's one-party state would look like. Wisconsin is being widely viewed as a model of what dismantling democracy in the United States might look like. Ari Berman recently spoke in a Democracy Now! post about the history of the Republican takeover of Wisconsin politics. The twelve-year process of the Wisconsin GOP's … Continue reading Wisconsin as a GOP laboratory for dismantling democracy
why is the democratic party shunning progressives even when control of U.S. house is at stake?
Michelle Vallejo trails her Republican opponent by just 1/10 of a point, yet gets little support from Democratic party leadership Does the Democratic Party really want a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives or do they only want a certain type of people representing them? Shunning progressives would seem like an extraordinarily dumb tactic … Continue reading why is the democratic party shunning progressives even when control of U.S. house is at stake?