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More Crony Appointments From Scott Walker

In picking a new register of deeds for Marinette County, Gov. Scott Walker picked a Republican campaign worker with no experience with land records and vital records. From More Crony Appointments From Scott Walker Anyone surprised?

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No degree, little experience pay off big

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions. Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees […]

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Wis. Dems Claim 45 Percent Of Needed Signatures For Recalls | TPMDC

In the latest development in Wisconsin, after the passage of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s new law curtailing public employee unions, state Democrats claim that they have reached 45% of their goal for petition signatures to recall eight Republican state Senators From TPMDC Walker is safe until the end of the year, assuming they don’t try […]

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The Left’s Tea Party?

The Left’s Tea Party? My point is that when folks get angry, they get stupid, and stupidity knows no party or clique. Progressives should not meet this truism so defensively. I know we want to believe the best of our comrades. And I know that loudly congratulating one’s team for its superior intellect and virtue […]

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Wisconsin Power Play

There’s a bitter irony here. The fiscal crisis in Wisconsin, as in other states, was largely caused by the increasing power of America’s oligarchy. After all, it was superwealthy players, not the general public, who pushed for financial deregulation and thereby set the stage for the economic crisis of 2008-9, a crisis whose aftermath is […]

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The Less Discussed Part of Walker’s Wisconsin Plan: No-Bid Energy Assets Firesales.

The Less Discussed Part of Walker’s Wisconsin Plan: No-Bid Energy Assets Firesales. Why does opposition to collective bargaining not apply to corporate collective bargaining?