Category Archives: the home state

badger state recalls

Since the upheaval in the Badger state over the public employee union battle, there have been a number of recall campaigns underway, against both the legislators responsible for passing the law and against some of the members of the “Wisconsin … Continue reading

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coming attractions: the badger state

Herb Kohl, the senior Senator from Wisconsin (and my former employer*), has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2012. Senator Kohl has, for as long as I can remember, been content to quietly pursue his legislative priorities while … Continue reading

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the unserious serious man

Last week, the interwebs were abuzz with conservatives falling over themselves to praise the “seriousness” of Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity“. David Brooks, writing the morning of its release said that it would “set the standard of seriousness for … Continue reading

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the american (pipe?) dream

    I’ve been a little slow on posting lately, partially because I’ve been making some decisions about what the next year holds for me, visiting grad schools and trying to choose between them (if you care, I have decided … Continue reading

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no mandates, ctd.

I posted yesterday about the Montana legislature’s attempts to repeal a law requiring landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors, based on a story by Noah Kristula-Green posted on FrumForum. Today, Kristula-Green has posted an update of the responses he received … Continue reading

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i may owe President Obama an apology

    To this point in his presidency, there are many issues on which I have felt that Obama has taken too conciliatory a stand. I wanted to see him take a harder line on the public option in the … Continue reading

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progressing towards a solution in Wisconsin?

It looks like the battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin may be nearing an end, or at least getting closer to moving forward from its current stalemate. According to e-mails obtained from Governor Walker’s office by the Milwaukee Journal … Continue reading

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