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Michigan Republican Party sends out mailer asking people to call 91-year-old woman who is in hospice care

Michigan Republican Party sends out mailer asking people to call 91-year-old woman who is in hospice care

The Michigan Republican Party recently sent out a mailer, on behalf of Republican Michigan House candidate Brandt Iden (61st House District), criticizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal law providing millions of previously uninsured Americans with health insurance. The Michigan GOP’s mailer asked people to call a phone number, which they claim is that of John Fisher, the Democratic…

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My video entry to the MAYDAYin30 video contest

My video entry to the MAYDAYin30 video contest

I’ve decided to enter the MAYDAYin30 video contest that MAYDAY PAC, the Lawrence Lessig-led, crowd-funded SuperPAC that supports ending the culture of big-money politics in this country by, among other things, overturning the Citizens United v. FEC U.S. Supreme Court decision by a federal constitutional amendment.

My submission is a video supporting the campaign of Staci Appel, the Democratic…

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Ridiculous polls from Gravis Marketing and Marquette University

Ridiculous polls from Gravis Marketing and Marquette University

A couple of days ago, Gravis Marketing did a poll of the gubernatorial, secretary of state, and state treasurer races in Wisconsin on behalf of the conservative website Townhall.com, and, among other things, they found Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke ahead of Republican incumbent Scott Walker by five points.

Normally, I’d be excited about a poll showing Walker losing, however, the…

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Allen West as Secret Service Director would be a far bigger disaster than the current Secret Service leadership

Allen West as Secret Service Director would be a far bigger disaster than the current Secret Service leadership

War criminal-turned-congressman-turned-FOX News blowhard Allen West, a far-right Republican lunatic from Florida who was voted out of Congress two years ago after repeatedly embarrassing himself and his constituents, has at least one person, Dan Emmett, at the Washington Post who wants him to be the next U.S. Secret Service Director should current Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resign:

(Ju…

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Progressive-minded Wisconsin women stand up for pay equity in the face of attacks by Big Business interests

Progressive-minded Wisconsin women stand up for pay equity in the face of attacks by Big Business interests

Earlier today, Jenni Dye, a Dane County Supervisor and the research director at One Wisconsin Now, called a press conference, which was held at the Wisconsin State Capitol, to support pay equity in the face of attacks by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), a conservative business organization that, among other things, believes that women should be paid less than men for the same work. Five…

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Glenn Grothman: American ISIS

Glenn Grothman: American ISIS

While Republican nominee in the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin Glenn Grothman isn’t the kind of person who would consider beheading American journalists, plotting terrorist attacks on the United States, or doing some of the most heinous things that the Islamic fundamentalist group ISIS has either done or would consider doing, Grothman supports a far-right agenda that would make America…

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Gun nuts caught self-plagarizing

Given that Republicans have relentlessly attacked Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke for having a former campaign consultant self-plagiarize part of Burke’s jobs plan, I find it absolutely hypocritical that the National Rifle Association (NRA), a far-right organization that is supporting Scott Walker and is opposed to any measure that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals, is…

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Why President Obama should nominate Chris Taylor for U.S. Attorney General

Why President Obama should nominate Chris Taylor for U.S. Attorney General

With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing his intention to resign once a successor is picked, speculation is already beginning to fly as to who President Barack Obama may nominate to be the next U.S. Attorney General. I’ve heard Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington Jenny Durkan, and…

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Instead of caving to the Tea Party, Democrats should be more like them

Instead of caving to the Tea Party, Democrats should be more like them

You might be reading that headline and thinking, “that’s a self-contradictory headline!”

Actually, it’s not a self-contradictory headline at all.

What I mean is that, instead of supporting parts of the Tea Party’s agenda like most establishment, moderate, corporate, centrist, and conservative Democrats do, Democrats should emulate the Tea Party’s no-compromise attitude toward politics while…

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