Fighting Bob

A Milwaukee teenage quintet and School of Rock graduates have adopted the nickname of Progressive movement leader Robert La Follette and released a CD of exuberant and progressive rock. Read more

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Armistice Day (Nov. 11) was once a day to celebrate the end of a bloody war and promote world peace, but as Veterans Day it has morphed into a celebration of militarism. Read more

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The Shepherd Express family is mourning the loss of one of Wisconsin’s finest progressive leaders. Read more

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The Republican-dominated state Legislature is poised to overhaul the state’s civil service system, undoing a major progressive feat accomplished by then-Wisconsin Gov. Robert La Follette to ensure fairness in the workplace. Read more

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Were you as baffledas me by the Assembly Democrats’ decision not to introduce amendments to thestate budget? I mean, I know it wascrafted by Gov. Scott Walker, the Republican members of the Joint FinanceCommittee and the Republican legislative.. Read more

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Remember back when Wisconsin was proud to be one of the most progressive states in the nation?Even more important Read more

Taking Liberties

In the final days of the heated campaign to recall Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators, it's easy to lose sight of what's really happening in Wisconsin... Read more

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Heidi Calaway isowner and head stylist for Boutique Vieux et Nouveau Heidi Calaway isowner and head stylist for Boutique Vieux et Nouveau ,Style by Heidi Read more

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Fighting Bob Fest speaker Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only independent member of the U.S. Senate, wonders: what’s so scary about government-run health care? Folks on Medicare and Medicaid, the military and veterans, kids from low-income fa.. Read more

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Michael Jackson died this afternoon, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. The news marks the end of the singer's long, painful decline. Michael Jackson was, without a doubt, the most tragic pop star the world has ever known. Other singers and rock.. Read more

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The distance between wealth and poverty is only the most obvious chasm measured in The Poo The Pool ,Film Read more

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Voters in the First Congressional District have the chance to elect a highly qualifiedrepresentative, Democrat Marge Krupp, on Nov. 4. Krupp has,Expresso Read more

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Wisconsin’s annual Chautauqua, Fighting Bob Fest, just completed another record year Fighting Bob LaFollette: The Righteous Reformer ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

James Sample of the New York based non-partisan Brennan Center forJustice concludes, "After consecutive years of special interestdominance, and the addition of a Willie Horton ad, perceptions ofWisconsin's judiciary have suffered a real hit. Th.. Read more

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I check the Cost of War site every month just to maintain perspective.With the testimony of David Petraeus and his Tonto, the trillion dollarfigures are finally beyond whispering levels. To date, $509.7 billionspent and we are on the way to two.. Read more

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Listening to general Patreaus and the pathetic Ambassador Crocker talkabout the surge, while the Green Zone is under attack, 10 U.S. Soldiershave been killed in three days and 35 injured, reminds me of thequestion asked of Exxon's Vice Presiden.. Read more

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John McCain read a foreign policy speech yesterday. It is anybody'sguess who wrote it, but reality was MIA. He is still trying to tell usthat his support of the surge is responsible for our progress in Iraq,and he paints a pretty picture. It go.. Read more

News Features had a wonderful weekend. We could call it our Hightower event but, while Jim was the focus,we also co-sponsored a very successful conference on industrial "farms"and more than 150 attended. (You can see Jim's keynote speech at .. Read more

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The editor of the WSJ accidently reminds us of the tragedy of losing the Cap Times if the new approach fails. We must help keep the Cap Times going on the Internet. WSJis a daily paper that took no position on the outrageous Supreme C.. Read more

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Whoa Bill! You made $51.85 million givingspeeches to fat cats but even charged the alley cats? I understandgouging Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Realtors, Mortgage Bankers, IBMand GM, hell, they gouge us, but the Boys and Girl's Clubs? C'mo.. Read more

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