Scott Walker’s Sick Leadership

Scott Walker’s Sick Leadership

To paraphrase an old bumper sticker: “When the people lead, leaders will follow. Or not.” Not when the “leaders” are in the pocket of corporate interests that don’t like where the people are leading. Take Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a...
Wisconsin’s Alien Seed

Wisconsin’s Alien Seed

“Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin,” screamed headlines across the country after the labor-bashing incumbent governor hung onto his job in the June 5 recall election. Well, yes…but no. Walker will get to stay in office for the rest of his term, but he...
Wisconsin Wakeup Call

Wisconsin Wakeup Call

We’re nice people out here in Dairyland. Just ask anyone — that’s our reputation. But the purple state of Wisconsin is a political microcosm of today’s divided America. The bitter battle over whether to recall our governor divided this state like the...
Recalling the Gilded Age

Recalling the Gilded Age

Organized labor, liberals in general, and President Barack Obama in particular got their heads handed to them by the good people of Wisconsin, with a little help from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. The state, once home to Fighting Bob LaFollette — the father of...

Making a Statement with Our Tractors

Madison, Wisconsin is truly an amazing scene of beauty — as well as unprecedented political mobilization. Among the throngs of demonstrators, you’ll find Democrats, Republicans, independents, progressives, libertarians, and socialists walking together,...