18 results for tag: Politics


Doing redistricting right

We know that gerrymandering is undemocratic and antithetical to good governance. We know leaving redistricting to the politicians of either party is a mistake.

So you think it’s bad in Texas…

The current 20-week abortion ban that is now law in Wisconsin already makes it difficult for those with limited means.

A bad week for ‘endangering democracy’

Over the past week, Republicans — including a state senator who chairs the Senate’s election committee — have blasted Speaker Robin Vos’ 2020 election probe as a “charade” that is harmful to democracy.

Public opinion be damned

In Wisconsin it is obvious that on the issue of redistricting and gerrymandering the Republican controlled legislature couldn't care less about public opinion.

The chaos of constant toxic competition must end

Honestly, there are times when I feel like I should self-censure and retreat into a reclusive existence for the sake of self-preservation.

Ep. 25: Shop Local Serve Local

In this issue we share an episode of the "Up North" podcast which covers shopping locally and running for local office.

If government is to work for the people, the people must work for it

I know people who do not know how to change a tire, or even how to check the oil. This so aggravates me. Let's take a complex system, ignore the complexity and treat it like a black box. This is absolutely a recipe for disaster. I see this problem with cars, technology and with our government.

New regulations carry the promise of under-enforcement

This lack of enforcement is nothing new. The big difference in the circumstance of the mask mandate is that the decision not to enforce was politically motivated.

Nuclear weapons are now illegal

Most of the world agrees with these two former national leaders on opposite sides of the Cold War. On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became international law. Nuclear weapons are now illegal. Nations who possess, threaten to use, or use these weapons of mass destruction will be outlaws. This is a big step toward abolishing them altogether.

Wisconsin Legislature strikes mask order; Governor reinstates four hours later

Talk to your friends and neighbors; this is not a partisan political issue. It's an issue of what is right vs. what is wrong, and what is good vs. what is bad for the people in our communities and state.