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The absurd double standard behind Wisconsin GOP ethics complaint against Trek Bicycles

The absurd double standard behind Wisconsin GOP ethics complaint against Trek Bicycles

In case you missed it, the Republican Party of Wisconsin recently filed an ethics complaint against Trek Bicycle Company, alleging that a full-page newspaper ad that Trek ran in response to Scott Walker’s attacks against the company violated campaign finance laws because, in their view, Trek running an ad defending itself amounts to an illegal contribution to likely Democratic gubernatorial…

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Marina Dimitrijevic isn’t progressive, she’s two-faced

Marina Dimitrijevic isn’t progressive, she’s two-faced

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, who appears to be the slight frontrunner in a very close race for the Democratic nomination in the 19th Assembly District, recently praised corrupt right-wing extremist Scott Walker:

What sets her apart from her opponents, Dimitrijevic says, is her record of working with everyone – even Republican Gov. Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee…

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Had I been running in a Democratic primary against Mary Burke, I would have attacked her over Trek shipping jobs overseas

Had I been running in a Democratic primary against Mary Burke, I would have attacked her over Trek shipping jobs overseas

There’s been considerable backlash to a creepy television ad by Republican Governor Scott Walker’s re-election campaign attacking Trek Bicycles, a company which likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke was an executive for prior to entering politics, for shipping American jobs overseas.

There’s several points that I want to make about this issue:

  • Walker has absolutely no standing…

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Who I’d like to see run for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2016

Who I’d like to see run for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2016

Earlier today, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson was handed yet another political defeat when a federal court dismissed his bogus anti-Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit. Basically, Johnson sued to prevent Members of Congress and congressional staffers from receiving subsidies for their health insurance under the ACA, and the courts dismissed Johnson’s suit because Johnson didn’t have any legal…

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Chris Abele wants to own both major political parties in Wisconsin

Chris Abele wants to own both major political parties in Wisconsin

Chris Abele, the county executive of Wisconsin’s largest county, claims to be a Democrat, but, since being elected Milwaukee County Executive in 2011, Abele has donated money to Republican state legislators:

For years, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele was a deep-pocketed liberal who used his moneybags to underwrite the campaigns of prominent Wisconsin Democrats.

Abele donated nearly…

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I actually agree with Scott Walker on something: Repealing Common Core State Standards

I actually agree with Scott Walker on something: Repealing Common Core State Standards

I have always considered myself to be a proud progressive and a political opponent of Scott Walker, and I would NEVER support Scott Walker for any public office in this country. However, there is one issue where I actually agree with Scott Walker: Repealing Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

There are two main reasons why I oppose CCSS: standardized testing and career preparation.

CCSS is tied…

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Contributor to Tea Party website criticizes Scott Walker for opposing home solar panels

Contributor to Tea Party website criticizes Scott Walker for opposing home solar panels

Buck Willams, a conservative contributor for the Tea Party Tribune, sharply criticized Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for appointing individuals to the Wisconsin Public Utilities Commission who are opposed to the idea of allowing people to install solar panels to generate electricity for their homes:

Right now, a coalition of the state’s government-supported utilities is putting up a 

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