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
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?
Left to right: Ruth Conniff, Mercedes Falk, Shaun Duvall, Roberto Tecpile, John Rosenow and Stan Linder at the Wabasha library | Wisconsin Examiner photo With the toxic anti-immigrant sentiment that has become a staple of American politics, it is heartening to hear about new bridges being built between Wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants. These … Continue reading unexpected allies: wisconsin dairy farmers and undocumented immigrants
"Our Lips Are Sealed" was a song co-written by Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's and lead singer Terry Hall of The Specials and Fun Boy Three. According to Wiedlin, the song was about an affair that she and Hall had in 1980 when The Go-Go's opened for The Specials despite Hall being in another relationship … Continue reading a version of “Our Lips Are Sealed” ages well
Community groups gather in from of a Michels company building in Milwaukee. (Photo | Voces de la Frontera Action!) You'd think that after four disastrous years of a Trump presidency, the trope of a businessman making an ideal politician would be dead in the water. Yet, here it returns, zombie-like, from the dead with Tim … Continue reading Michels too extreme for Wisconsin
Union of Concerned Scientists We still need to defuse nuclear weapons because nuclear threats are still not an option. Nuclear war is not an option. Sixty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most blatant threats of nuclear war has been made by Russian President Vladimir Putin. But these are far from the … Continue reading 60 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear threats are still not an option
Foxygen has had a talent for mining the absurd depths of late 60s and early 70s California cheese-pop and creating something alternately hilarious and catchy. Their band name, and the album title "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic" says a lot about how the degree to which they do and don't … Continue reading how can you really not love Foxygen?
Four out of five people with long COVID struggle with normal day to day activities. This is an alarming statistic, combined with the fact that estimates of between 10 and 20 percent of those who catch COVID end up with Long COVID. Both sets of statistics come from the CDC--why do they keep on scaling … Continue reading long COVID is disabling to most people who have it
Students listen during a rally in support of inclusive Family Life Education outside of Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia, on July 14, 2022.Eric Lee for The Washington Post via Getty Images High school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was in high school. When I was in high … Continue reading high school students are supporting their peers in ways unimaginable when I was young
The convoluted messaging from the pandemic is begging to be parodied. CDC communications have been atrocious during the pandemic.