Capitol Idea: The Protests Are No Surprise; The Wonder Is Why They Didn’t Happen Sooner

When the public employee protests erupted back in his home state of Wisconsin, Congressman Paul Ryan now-famously mused that it was “like Cairo has moved to Madison these days.” While Ryan, a conservative Republican, certainly didn’t have it in mind when he spoke, there is something of a romantic quality … Continue reading

Get Involved: Rally to Save the American Dream

All across America tomorrow people will be out enforce showing their support for the people of Wisconsin… Via MoveOn.org: Rally to Save the American Dream In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and … Continue reading

Eleven Charts That Explain Everything That’s Wrong With America

In the midst over the Congressional battle for the federal budget and the deficit, and the state battles for their own (Wisconsin topping that list), where we’re seeing union busting attempts, Mother Jones has a post with “Eleven charts that explain everything that’s wrong with America.” It’s the Inequality, Stupid… … Continue reading

Ironically, Anti-Union Republicans Need Unions

There are a lot of ironies in the Wisconsin fight between the Republican-dominated legislature and the working class. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the State Senate unanimously passed a resolution to honor the Green Bay Packers for winning the Super Bowl. Every one of the players is a member of a … Continue reading