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What the Wisconsin election results mean for the future of progressive activism

Tweet There’s no way around it: the results of yesterday’s election in Wisconsin suck. In case you haven’t heard, Republican Governor Scott Walker defeated Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee with 53 percent of the vote in a recall election that put it all on the line. The recall vote was only able to take place [...]
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Rich white dudes will spend a billion dollars in upcoming elections, still ‘meh’ about equal pay for women

TweetNews reports from Politico and others show that a cast of conspicuously color-coordinated (read: white) conservative characters including the likes of Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are pledging a billion dollar shadow campaign to defeat the President. That’s billion with a b!!! The $1 billion in outside money is in addition to the traditional [...]
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott begins voter disenfranchisement tactics, targeting Latinos

Tweet Many of us know what an exceptionally heinous human being Florida Governor Rick Scott is, and he’s won that title pretty easily over the past few years: vetoing funds for rape centers during Sexual Assault Awareness month, cutting funding to programs for people with disabilities (while conjunctively calling for billions in corporate and property tax [...]
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Breaking: Rick Santorum suspends presidential campaign

TweetDing dong, the dick is done: Facing mounting pressure and the prospect of an embarrassing loss in his home state of Pennsylvania next week, Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the presidency today. “We made a decision over the weekend that this presidential race is over for me,” he said at a press conference in [...]
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GOP Chairman Reince Priebus compares women to caterpillars

Tweet Not a woman. Oh, this is just too good: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had the loveliest thing to say yesterday about the discussions around the GOP’s “war on women” that’s been dominating the political landscape as of late: “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked [...]
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