Archive for February, 2011

Madness in Madison – Closing the Capitol

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The previous post on the Budget Repair Bill and cronyism was longer than expected, so we just wanted to finish up the night with one update on a recent development in Madison. Capitol Police had announced the planned closure of the State Capitol building at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27 so that the building […]

Madness in Madison – Is the Budget Repair Bill Cronyism?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Cro·ny·ism [kroh-nee-iz-uhm] –noun the practice of favoring one’s close friends, especially in politics and political appointments. (Random House Dictionary) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has received a lot of criticism for his Budget Repair Bill – and that’s putting it lightly. Protesters have camped out and flooded the state capitol for weeks, and many stayed over […]

Madness in Madison – Do unions equal effective education?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

As many of you know, Wisconsin has become the center of a political firestorm that has received national (and international) attention. While no post we could do would ever give true justice to everything that’s been going on in the state this February, we’ll do our best to give you the Cliff Notes version and […]

What it means to be Progressive

Monday, February 28th, 2011

It’s important to understand what makes someone (or an idea, organization, etc.) progressive. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Someone who is progressive is always moving forward, to something better – right?  Well, it’s not quite that easy. After all, who determines what progress is? Who decides what that something better looks like? Clearly, a more concrete […]

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Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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