Tag Archives: Gov. Scott Walker

O’Donnell spins recall defeat as victory


MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow seemed as disappointed as most rank-and-file Democrats when NBC analysts declared early Tuesday evening that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would survive the bid to recall him. However, another of the network’s prime-time hosts, … Continue reading

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Cheeseheads battle billionaires


Not long ago, the people of Wisconsin were dumb enough to elect Gov. Scott Walker, a dull-eyed lapdog for a group of billionaires that wants to destroy organized labor and do business without paying taxes. Now Wisconsin citizens are trying … Continue reading

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Obama a liability in Wisconsin recall efforts?


To establish a majority in the state Senate, Wisconsin Democrats needed to defeat three of the six Republicans challenged in recall elections held Tuesday. They defeated two. A good day but not good enough, arguably because Barack Obama and other … Continue reading

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N.J. polls show Christie’s act may wear thin


Corbett in Pennsylvania, Christie in New Jersey, Walker in Wisconsin, Kasich in Ohio, Snider in Michigan, Daniels in Indiana and LePage in Maine are governors with the same objectives: break labor unions, privatize everything from school systems to liquor stores, … Continue reading

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Round 2: Boycott the union buster’s bank


As the protesting spirit spreads in Wisconsin, one tactic that union members are now adopting is to take aim at institutions that have donated heavily to Governor Scott Walker. Members of the Wisconsin firefighters union set out for a local … Continue reading

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Anti-unions bill OK’d. (Don’t sit still for it, Tom.)


Because these wings are no longer wings to fly But merely vans to beat the air The air which is now thoroughly small and dry Smaller and dryer than the will Teach us to care and not to care Teach … Continue reading

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A song for Charlie Sheen?


Listen all you fools out there Go on and love me I don’t care Oh it’s lonely at the top — Randy Newman, “Lonely At the Top,” 1972 People say it’s lonely at the top, but I sure like the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin cops to GOP: We won’t round up Dems


The thought of using law enforcement officers to exercise force in order to achieve a political objective is insanely wrong and Wisconsin sorely needs reasonable solutions and not potentially dangerous political theatrics. — Jim Palmer, director of the 11,000-member Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Blow them up good, then corporatize


Here’s a thought: maybe Madison, Wisconsin, isn’t Cairo after all. Maybe it’s Baghdad – specifically, Baghdad in 2003, when the Bush administration put Iraq under the rule of officials chosen for loyalty and political reliability rather than experience and competence. … Continue reading

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The NYT’s ‘no shit’ style of news analysis


There are deeply divided opinions and shifting allegiances over whether unions are helping or hurting people who have been caught in the recent economic squeeze. And workers themselves, being pitted against one another, are finding it hard to feel sympathy … Continue reading

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