Wisconsin legislators fail to represent constituents yet again

There are three things that voters throughout Wisconsin, whether they live in a red district or a blue district, agree on: increasing the minimum wage, expanding access to Medicaid, and non-partisan redistricting.

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Climate and children

Graph: Warming is the new normal
Climate change threatens water, food, security, health, and children. Fortunately, there are effective solutions.

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Currency and latency

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While many of us think of metal coins and paper money when we think about currency, the earliest commodities of traded value were not minted or printed.

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Counting all the costs of war

Photograph of Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. section 33
On Memorial Day we remember the veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our many wars. We should mourn the fallen. We should mourn because they did not die for their country.

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The body PoliTech

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I started this project to show you that there are tools we can use to automate some of our research.

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Waste not…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julius Delos Reyes. An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter comes in for a landing following an air-start test.
I was just a low level “grunt,” but I saw and participated in a lot of waste. So when I write about waste in the military budget it is not based on political opinion or cherry picking the numbers.

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Follow the policy

Screenshot of Linux desktop showing an open PDF copy of Wisconsin state proposed bill.
We will look at a way we can use the information which is provided by these services and how they could be improved to increase access to all voters.

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Reimagine waste: From trash to energy

The picture is of garbage being unloaded at a Minnesota landfill.
When I say that we can power our cities off of the garbage they produce, you might think that I am referring to the practice of burning garbage. That is not the sole focus of this article, but I feel like it is something that should be discussed.

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Digging Holes and Thinking Outside the Pipe

Public domain image of an Alaskan pipeline.
As a nation we have dug ourselves into many holes. We may have thought we were digging foundations for progress, jobs, and economic growth.

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Earth Day dreams

On a cool, cloudy Saturday, April 24th, the Citizen's Climate Lobby of Marathon County and North central Area congregations Organized to Make an Impact (NAOMI) of Wausau were able to gather a gloriously diverse family of good folks who showed up to plant trees for Earth Day in one of our local parks.

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