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Rush Limbaugh publicly supports rape

Rush Limbaugh publicly supports rape

Right-wing talk radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh has a long track record of showing complete disrespect for women on his nationally-syndicated radio program.

This time, however, Limbaugh said something so vile on his radio program, it’s even worse than his blatantly sexist tirade in which he called Sandra Fluke, now a Democratic candidate for a seat in the California State Senate, a “slut”. Limbaugh…

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The gun nuts are trying to steal the Wisconsin gubernatorial election

The gun nuts are trying to steal the Wisconsin gubernatorial election

Reid Wilson of the Washington Post is reporting that, starting tomorrow, the National Rifle Association (NRA), the largest gun lobby group in the country, intends to spend $260,000 on television ads in the Wisconsin gubernatorial election, presumably in support of Republican incumbent Scott Walker.

The NRA supports a dangerous far-right agenda to proliferate guns into every part of society in…

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ENDORSEMENT: YES for Scottish independence

ENDORSEMENT: YES for Scottish independence #indyref

I’m an American who lives in a small town in the east central part of the U.S. state of Illinois, so I have no vested interest whatsoever in the politics of the United Kingdom, but I’ve been inspired by the social media-driven Yes campaign for Scottish independence, and my endorsement of Scottish independence is more of a way of expressing my admiration of Scottish independence supporters than…

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Political Analysis of the Wisconsin Hypothetical Assembly Districts (Districts 1-33)

Political Analysis of the Wisconsin Hypothetical Assembly Districts (Districts 1-33)

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve done political analyses of how Wisconsin’s congressional and state senate districts may look like if Wisconsin had an Iowa-style redistricting process.

I’m now going to do an analysis of how Wisconsin’s state assembly districts may look like if Wisconsin had an Iowa-style redistricting process. Here’s the hypothetical state assembly districts map produced by…

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All 5 Republican women calling for EMILY’s List to pull Susan Happ endorsement voted for forced ultrasounds

All 5 Republican women calling for EMILY’s List to pull Susan Happ endorsement voted for forced ultrasounds

In cased you missed it, five female Republican members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, State Senators Alberta Darling, Leah Vukmir, and Sheila Harsdorf and State Representatives Pat Strachota and Joan Ballweg, have called for EMILY’s List, a Democratic establishment front group that backs Democratic women who support reproductive rights, to rescind their endorsement of Democratic nominee for…

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Right-wing federal judges have disenfranchised thousands of Wisconsin voters

Right-wing federal judges have disenfranchised thousands of Wisconsin voters

A three-judge panel of the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which consisted entirely of Republican-appointed judges, has reinstated Wisconsin’s Voter ID law that is designed to discriminate against poor, minority, and elderly voters who, for various reasons, can’t get a photo ID:

In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo…

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It’s time for Wisconsinites to ditch Scott Walker

It’s time for Wisconsinites to ditch Scott Walker #DitchWalker

American Bridge 21st Century (AB21), a Democratic front group, is running this web video on their YouTube page attacking Scott Walker for mismanaging Wisconsin’s finances, leaving the state with a projected $1.8 billion budget deficit:

The AB21 web video uses a clip of Walker’s latest TV ad, in which he stands in a hole in the…

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Scott Walker stands in a hole in the ground in campaign ad

Scott Walker stands in a hole in the ground in campaign ad

Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is running an TV ad where, about one-fifth of the way through the ad, he’s standing in a hole that someone dug in the ground (screenshot of YouTube version of ad below):

Scott Walker Hole in Ground

Legendary Wisconsin progressive activist Lori Compas captured that screenshot, so I thank Lori for capturing that screenshot.

The fact that Walker is standing in a hole in ground in his…

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President Obama just got this country into another Vietnam

President Obama just got this country into another Vietnam #ObamaSpeech

In an official address to the nation, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces will carry out air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria.

While President Obama promised that there will be no ground troops in Iraq or Syria, I seriously doubt that the president would hold to that promise for long. In fact, I think that the president just got this country…

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U.S. Supreme Court lists marriage equality cases for consideration at its next conference

U.S. Supreme Court lists marriage equality cases for consideration at its next conference

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This blog post is a republish of U.S. Supreme Court lists marriage equality cases for consideration at its next conference at The Progressive Midwesterner

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), which has five Republican-appointed judges and four Democratic-appointed judges, has formally listed seven marriage equality cases with cert petitions pending from five different states (three…

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