I’ve been thinking about Margaret Chase Smith’s Declaration of Conscience very much lately, especially when watching the mental and verbal contortions Republican elected officials go through in order to continue to defend President Donald Trump. We have had some dreadful presidents in our history, but has there ever been anyone who resorted to appeals to “Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear” on an almost daily basis as much as the current occupant of the White House?
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Rep. James Sensenbrenner recently announced his retirement. Most media coverage has focused only on who might replace him in the Congress. This essay looks at his 40+ year legacy.
On September 1st democracy activist Mike McCabe begins a new activist adventure. He will be the first Executive Director of We Are Many–United Against Hate.
There’s finally some reason to be optimistic about journalism in Wisconsin. The good news is that we northeast Wisconsin residents can engage two online sources that are the opposite of lazy: The Oshkosh Examiner and the Wisconsin Examiner.
On the most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz interviews state Assemblyman…
July 16 Update: Today in the House of Representatives four Republicans joined the Democrats in…
You’ve no doubt heard of the League of Women voters, but do you really know…
So-called representative government in Wisconsin has been on life-support for a long time, but if anyone still needs proof of that they need look no further than the process that gave us this budget stalemate.
No politician can match President Trump in terms of using social media in a mostly moronic and patently pathetic manner. On the other hand, there really are not that many good political role models out there. For most politicians, including Wisconsin pols, social media is a cheap form of public relations, completely self-serving without even a pretense of being anything more.