Education

Democratic Governor-elect of Wisconsin makes public education funding a top priority

In 2010, Wisconsin elected Republican Scott Walker as Governor. Scott Walker quickly proved that rather than helping the people of Wisconsin, he was more interested in doing everything he could to push anti-government and pro-corporate ideologies that included attacking unions…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

West Virginia Democrat talks about issues with local paper – West Virginia Republican sends her son to talk to paper

The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia attempted to talk to the two candidates running to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. The Democrat, Richard Ojeda, spoke to the paper on his thoughts about issues plaguing the people of…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor attacks teachers yet again

Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin took to talk radio this week to, yet again, renew his attacks on Kentucky’s public school teachers, first attacking their union: Courier Journal: Bevin attacks teachers union, says adults need to behave on social media…

Mike Pence says Oklahoma GOP Governor candidate will be just like Trump

Mike Pence took a trip to Oklahoma to stump for Kevin Stitt, the Republican nominee for Oklahoma Governor, and did what Mike Pence does best: suck up to Donald Trump. Tulsa World: Pence says Trump administration a ‘foreshadowing’ of Stitt…

PSA for Republican voters: Voting for politicians who oppose the policies you support will prevent those policies from being enacted

This message might come off as condescending, but considering the current reality of our political discourse where the President of the United States is traveling across the country calling an entire political party a “party of crime”, the risk of…

Midwestern Democratic Governor candidates will cut taxes for the middle class

There is a misconception, which the Republican noise machine has pushed relentlessly for the last few decades, that Democrats want high taxes. The key to this misconception is that it lumps the poor, the middle class, and the rich together….

Republican politicians resort to lies and hate because their policies are only popular with a shrinking Republican base

Donald Trump and many other Republican politicians have decided to run on a party platform of lies and hate in 2018. Examples include Donald Trump lying repeatedly to his supporters at his fascist rallies across the country, California Congressman Duncan…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor keeps giving millions to private businesses – while cutting education, health care, and infrastructure funding

In April of 2017, it was announced that a new Aluminum plant would be opening up in Kentucky thanks to up to $25 million in incentives it was receiving from the state of Kentucky. Courier-Journal: Aluminum company pledges 550 jobs…

Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been spurned by business

When Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker was first elected, he declared that under his leadership, Wisconsin would be open for business. He promised that his agenda of cutting taxes and fighting unions would lead to businesses knocking down the door…

Democrats in Oklahoma and West Virginia want to stop their states from being Banana Republics

In the late 19th century and early 20th century a few large multi-national companies established such a foothold in some Central American countries that they came to dominate the governments and economies, organizing each so that these companies could extract…

Illinois GOP Governor falsely blames violence on illegal immigrants – while his own policies are actually contributing to increases in crime

In a debate on Tuesday, the Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, decided to embrace Trumpism by blaming violence on illegal immigrants: Chicago Tribune: In debate with J.B. Pritzker, Gov. Bruce Rauner says illegal immigration contributes to Chicago gun violence…

WV GOP tries to take credit for teacher raises they fought against

In one of the more shameless political claims of recent memory, West Virginia Republicans, led by Governor Jim Justice, are taking credit for the 5% pay raise teachers were given after going on strike: Charleston Gazette-Mail: WV GOP leaders claiming…

Trump is using fascist rhetoric in accusing Democrats of being a “party of crime” – yet his own policies actually increase crime

Lately at his MAGA rallies, the current President of the United States has been accusing the opposition party of wanting an increase in crime. Here are a few examples: Donald Trump at Minnesota rally, October 4, 2018 “If you vote…

Republicans who paid affordable in-state tuition for themselves have been causing tuition hikes for future generations

The history of state universities is one in which the taxpayers of the state paid for a large portion of the funding for these institutions of higher learning in order to provide the students of their state an opportunity to…

Kentucky’s GOP Governor insults teachers again

This Spring, teachers in Kentucky went on strike in opposition to a plan that was put into place by Matt Bevin, the Republican Governor, to cut teacher pensions and veto education funding that was passed by the State’s legislature. The…

Remember when Republicans said the tax cut would increase wages? It hasn’t, and here’s why

Most of us can probably recall that when Republicans were passing their massive tax cut for corporations, they were claiming that corporations would take that tax savings and pass it along to their workers: The Hill: Wage growth well short…

Betsy DeVos dream of school competition: Michigan charter school closes one month into school year

Betsy DeVos and Michigan Republicans have relentlessly pushed a baseless theory that private schools governed by free market competition, instead of governmental oversight, would magically lead to better outcomes. Now, less than a month into the school year, 200 Michigan…