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Start your panic giving now!

Start your panic giving now!

Let’s lead in Wisconsin and flip state legislatures and then see if we have any money left April 7, 2020. That’s the date of the Wisconsin primary. It’s also the date of the next Wisconsin Supreme Court election. If you pay close attention to Badger State politics, you may be still be having night terrors revolving around the last Wisconsin […]

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The Kids Are Alright…

Way back in September–which feels like 10 years when measured in teacher years–I shared my disappointment with my sophomore foundations class that so many of them no longer understood references to the classic teen coming of age movies of the 1980s, like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Snippets from these films, like the ones below… […]

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What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?

What exactly will it take for GOP Senate candidate John James to renounce Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock’s endorsement?

When he ran for U.S. Senate against Democrat Debbie Stabenow, John James proudly bragged about an endorsement he received from Ted Nugent-wannabe Kid Rock. See for yourself: He not only appeared on stage with Bob Ritchie (Rock’s real name), he hung out with him backstage: Ritchie has been trying to out-idiot Ted Nugent for a long time in what appears […]

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Third time’s a charm! Gretchen Driskell announces her candidacy for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

Third time’s a charm! Gretchen Driskell announces her candidacy for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.

Former Saline, Michigan mayor and State Representative for the 52nd House District Gretchen Driskell has announced that she will once again try to unseat Trump devotee and far-right extremist Tim Walberg in the race for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. It will be a tough fight. No Democrat has won it since Mark Schuaer defeated Walberg in 2008 and Republicans made […]

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A group of marchers moves from the US Capitol towards the Lincoln Memorial grounds for the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC.
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Changing the narrative around immigrant labor

In November of 2005, Bush proposed the following to fix the immigration system in America: As we enforce our immigration laws, comprehensive immigration reform also requires us to improve those laws by creating a new temporary worker program. This program would create a legal way to match willing foreign workers with willing American employers to fill jobs that Americans will not […]

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We have the power to change history – with special guest Wisconsin Dems Chair Ben Wikler

We have the power to change history – with special guest Wisconsin Dems Chair Ben Wikler

Ben Wikler on Twitter: @BenWikler Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Twitter: @WisDems Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s website: WisDems.org THREAD: Trump is moving NOW to lock down Wisconsin, 2020's tipping point state, a year early—but we've got the plan to stop him. We'll knock 50,000 doors for our #1Year2Win campaign—& need your help to fund it. Can you read this thread, […]

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Evidence mounts that Emergency Management in Michigan was and IS a complete failure

Evidence mounts that Emergency Management in Michigan was and IS a complete failure

A couple of years ago, I wrote this: I have been saying for years (since 2011, precisely) that Emergency Management is a model that will not work to solve the intractable problems that have led to financial crises in our state’s former urban manufacturing hubs. Emergency Managers are armed only with tools of DEstruction, not with tools of CONstruction. They […]

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Trump’s impeachable crimes show he knows how to steal the 2020 election

Trump’s impeachable crimes show he knows how to steal the 2020 election

The smoking gun shows why you can’t underestimate Trump Donald Trump’s central insight is that almost no one follows American politics closely, not even the press. Look at this chart from Dr. Rachel Bitecofer: If you are reading this now, on a Thanksgiving weekend especially, you are highly engaged with politics. You probably know that Trump went to Afghanistan because […]

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Give Smarter 2020 – with special guest Aaron Kleinman of Give Smart and the Future Now Fund

Give Smarter 2020 – with special guest Aaron Kleinman of Give Smart and the Future Now Fund

Aaron Kleinman on Twitter: @BobbyBigWheel Future Now Fund’s website: FutureNow.org Future Now Fund on Twitter: @FutureNowUSA Future Now Fund on Facebook: Facebook.com/FutureNowUSA Sign up for the Give Smart newsletter HERE. See a deep dive into the Future Now Fund’s successes in 2018 HERE. Robert Wheel at Vice: Lessons Democrats Should Have Learned from the Midterms Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin […]

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Impeachment witnesses say they are “demoralized”; America’s teachers: “First time?”

Impeachment witnesses say they are “demoralized”; America’s teachers: “First time?”

As a career teacher, watching the House impeachment hearings has been a sort of “out of body experience.” Like the rest of America, I’ve witnessed a parade of brilliant, highly-educated, dedicated foreign service diplomats deliver eloquent, insightful testimony under the most pressure-packed circumstances they’ve ever experienced, and do so with grace, elegance, and professionalism. At the same time, reports have […]

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For democracy to prevail, the Republican Party must be convicted and removed

For democracy to prevail, the Republican Party must be convicted and removed

Placing your career over the Constitution must have consequences What are the most telling revelations uncovered in impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump? I’d nominate two new facts that are equally revealing and ominous: 1. As soon as Trump gets away with it, he’s at it again. On the day after Robert Mueller testified before the House and it immediately became […]

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