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Wisconsin attorney general candidate says fast food workers should get a “real job”

Tweet Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Wisconsin, is just sick and tired of debating about the mininum wage. He told supporters at a Milwaukee County Republicans party: “I want every one of our neighbors to have a job again, a well-paid job, so we don’t have to argue about minimum wage [...]
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Walking all over Wisconsin women: The alarming silence around Scott Walker’s secret emails

TweetThe flood of emails released last week, linking Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to a secret email system that was used to avoid public scrutiny during his days as Milwaukee County Executive, yielded something that should surprise no one. The soon-to-be governor was directly responsible for the firing of a competent woman doctor for no reason [...]
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signs the latest restrictive abortion bill

TweetOn Friday, while most of us were probably still trying to recuperate from our 4th of July food comas, Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, was busy restricting abortion access for women of Wisconsin. Walker signed a bill forcing women to undergo ultrasounds before receiving abortions, because we all know how medically necessary it is to remind [...]
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What went wrong in Wisconsin

TweetMost people are surprised when I tell them that I was born and raised in Wisconsin until the inevitable regional language flap (I say “water bubbler,” you say “water fountain”). I’ve trained my tongue to conform to a more region-less lingo. But when asked, I’m clear about my origins. I had admittedly been monitoring the [...]
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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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