Recall Revolt

  Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   So, what the fuck happened in Wisconsin yesterday? Did big money win the day? Yes, but it's more complicated than that.  People revolted against yet another recall, or so it seems.  Recall exhaustion? That's what the exit polls are saying.  As Jamie Bouie writes (posted by Greg Sargent in WaPo), "On Wisconsin, Conventional Wisdom is Mostly Wrong".  According to exit polls, Walker won 17 percent of Obama supporters in the state, and overall, last night’s electorate favored the president over Mitt Romney by a significant margin, 52 [...]

Democracy in Action

Listen to this episode: {play } {/play} Podcast: Play in new window I know. The majority of people in this country think election day is on a Tuesday in November.  But the uneducated, uninformed masses don't understand primaries, recalls and special elections.  On those fronts, today is a biggie! So - we the informed - must work overtime to get out the vote. Today is the day that Wisconsin can send the thieving, scheming, union-busting Scott Walker packing and put Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett into the governor's office to being undoing Walker's damage.  Also at stake are a few State [...]

Wearing a Uniform Makes You a Soldier, Not a Hero

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   That guy looks like a hero.  He's risking his life to save another.  Many Americans who don the uniform are also heroes, but many are not.  And not all who are killed in the line of duty deserve the description of hero. he·ro/ˈhi(ə)rō/   Noun: A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities. The chief male character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities. I watch Up With Chris Hayes Sunday morning, as is my usual routine. [...]

What About Wisconsin?

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Election Day in Wisconsin is less than two weeks ago. Early voting is underway. And the Democratic Party is nowhere in sight.  The DNC issued a tepid response to the recent outcry of their lack of monetary support by stating that Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would head to Wisconsin "by the end of the month" to hold a fundraiser.  From what I hear, they need money, not a visit from Debbie! After attempting to call the DNC offices earlier this week (I got no answer), I sent an email [...]

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