Wisconsin

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…

Republican congressional candidates include indicted criminals, Russian stooges, anti-education zealots, anti-environment zealots, anti-women’s rights zealots, and Nazis

Several Republican incumbents and nominees in the United States Congress are currently running neck and neck with their Democratic opponents. While this alone would not be news, several of these Republican incumbents and nominees have displayed traits that should normally…

Trump’s trade war continues to backfire spectacularly

The stock market just had a terrible week, total U.S. exports slid 7% in the 3rd quarter, soybean exports are down 97% from a year ago, auto exports are down 56% from a year ago, auto manufacturers are moving production…

Scott Walker keeps lying about health care

The Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, wants to be re-elected again. So Scott Walker is lying again, just as he has each previous election. This time, he is lying about protecting health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions….

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….

A reminder: Marsha Blackburn supported Paul Ryan’s attacks on Social Security

Lately, the Republican candidate for Senate in Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn, has been trying to portray her opponent Phil Bredesen, a two term Governor of Tennessee, as being a tool of Chuck Schumer. Of course, this tactic of hers is completely…

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…

Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal was mostly already done by Obama – Trump threw that away and caused 2 years of unnecessary hardship for the Midwest

One of Donald Trump’s first actions as President was to pull out of the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Washington Times: Donald Trump keeps campaign promise to abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership Putting into action his campaign’s tough talk on trade, President Trump…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

Democrats push for automatic voter registration – Republicans push for less people being able to vote

Across the country, Democratic politicians are pushing plans to make it easier for people to vote. Chief among these plans is the proposed enactment of Automatic Voter Registration. Voter registration in many states currently stands as an obstacle for more…

GOP Governor Scott Walker accuses his Democratic opponent of being supported by unions…wait…what?

In what Wisconsin Republican Governor apparently thought was a scathing critique, he accused his Democratic opponent Tony Evers of being supported by unions. JS Online: Scott Walker accuses Tony Evers of being ‘bought and paid for’ by unions MADISON – GOP…

Republicans across the country are purging voter rolls – Make sure you are still registered to vote

Republican politicians have made it quite clear over the last 20 plus years that they do not believe in democracy. They have gerrymandered congressional districts, called for “poll watchers” to intimidate people from voting, cut available polling places to create…

By the numbers: Minnesota’s Democratic Governor vs Wisconsin’s Republican Governor

In 2010, the neighboring states of Minnesota and Wisconsin both elected a new Governor, each of which has governed for the last 8 years. Minnesota elected Democrat Mark Dayton, and Wisconsin elected Republican Scott Walker. These two states are both…

MO and WV GOP Senate candidates are both suing to allow health insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions

Politifact recently examined the lawsuit that was filed in February of 2018 by several State Attorney Generals to block the Affordable Care Act and end the law’s pre-existing conditions protections. The reason for Politifact’s examination is that the Democratic Senator…

The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers worked to secure funding for rural schools to have enough teachers

Most people in Wisconsin are well aware of the GOP candidate for Governor, Scott Walker, as he has already been Governor for 8 years. His record of cutting taxes for the rich, giving away taxpayer money to foreign corporations, letting…

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor is clueless about his own State’s transportation needs

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor, Scott Walker, recently responded to criticism of his stewardship of the State’s roads with this strange defense: JS Online: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggests highways don’t need more lanes when they are rebuilt Gov. Scott Walker questioned…

Midwestern States are great locations for wind and solar energy generation – Why do so many Midwestern politicians support oil and gas instead?

In Midwestern State after Midwestern State are stories about the amazing progress that is being made with renewable wind and solar energy projects. In Kansas: CJ Online: Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (and generates over 35 percent…

Trump’s trade war continues to hurt Midwestern States – And the trade war is based on a lie

Name a Midwestern State, and you will find a State being hurt by Trump’s trade war. Wisconsin: US Chamber of Commerce: ‘They Walked Away:’ Three Wisconsin Industries Reeling from Tariffs Craig Baumann, whose family runs a 500-acre ginseng farm in…

Environmental protection should be treated as a national security issue – Our safety is at stake

The Trump administration has engaged in an all-out assault against environmental protections in the last 2 years. They have been bought off by corporate executives who want free reign to do whatever they want without having to worry about future…