Archive for the 'Watchdogging Wisconsin' Category

8
January
2013

The Era of Big Government Alive and Well with Rep Joe Sanfelippo

Government is at its best when it is small and local — at least that was the sentiment when Ronald Reagan was the head of the Republican party. Now, well let’s just say not so much. Rookie State Representative Joe Sanfelippo has decided to make his mark by pushing through legislation that would bring about […]

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8
September
2009

The Rejectionist Right and “The Speech”

Those of you who, like me, were saddened by the ludicrous conservative response to President Obama‘s anodyne “stay-in-school-and-study-hard” speech need to read this article from the St. Petersburg Times compiling some teenagers’ reactions to the speech: they’re quite heartening, and some are very funny. Those Elmbrook School District kids missed out. Comparisons have been made […]

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25
May
2008

Who Judges the Judges?

Today The New York Times takes a front-page look at the Butler–Gableman election fiasco, using it to highlight the contrast between the U.S.'s elected judges and the selection systems used by other countries. Comments to the article are already closed, but most of the 40 that have been posted are worth reading. The hazards of […]

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28
July
2007

Barrett Rightly upset over Police Pay in Jude Case

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is frosted over the continued paying of officers who have been found guilty in the trial over the beating of Frank Jude Jr. He should be upset. The City of Milwaukee is being forced to pay $474,970.24 in pay and fringe benefits for the three officers convicted even though they were […]

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12
April
2007

Get it Straight: Tommy Thompson Didn’t Pioneer Welfare Reform

Tommy Thompson has a lot of nerve to claim he is a pioneer of welfare reform. Yes, he was the Governor in Wisconsin at the time welfare reform was first talked about but it seems that very few people have their facts straight on this one. Welfare reform was not Tommy Thompson’s baby — it […]

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2
November
2006

Where Are Your Values?

  The upcoming elections for the Congress, the governorships and state Legislatures are all about whether you stand with or against a rubberstamp Republican Party which has stood behind every misstep, every lie and every cover-up that the Bush Administration and the Republican congress have foisted upon the American public. Republican leadership has rubberstamped Bush policies across-the-board, […]

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