Archive for March, 2011

Madness in Madison – What Powers do Judges Have?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Judge Maryann Sumi doesn’t get back in the courtroom until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped her from (temporarily) smacking down the Budget Repair Bill – and it hasn’t stopped Republicans from continuously demeaning her, her ruling, and her profession. You’ll recall that a few days ago, Judge Sumi made the following statement: “Apparently that language […]

Madness in Madison – Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

We incorrectly assumed yesterday that Judge Maryann Sumi would resume hearings on the Budget Repair Bill today – those hearings are set to start up again on Friday. As a result, today’s post will be shorter than expected. However, we did want to take a look at something most progressives (including us) have been trying […]

Madness in Madison – The Scott, Mike and Scott Show

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

As expected, today was a huge day in determining the fate of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill. Yesterday, we predicted that Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi would be none too happy about recent Republican antics to try and get around her injunction on the Budget Repair Bill. We’ll let Judge Sumi tell you how right […]

Madness in Madison – A Government Divided

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Welcome back to PoliticalProgressives.com. For as crazy as Friday and this weekend was, not a whole lot changed today, the first work day after Wis. Gov. Scott Walker, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, and their Republican cronies posted the Budget Repair Bill online via the Legislative Reference Bureau. One thing we wanted to clear up […]

Madness in Madison – That Just Happened, Part II

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

PoliticalProgressives.com took the day off yesterday because our writer was sick in bed, but we’re back today with a (somewhat) breaking news story. (We’ll return to our scheduled post on Libya sometime next week. Our apologies for those expecting that post, it will come, but breaking news always takes precedence for us.) Last week, we […]

Obama’s Libya Decision – The Endgame

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Welcome back to our week-long coverage on the situation in Libya. Tomorrow, we’ll wrap the discussion up by asking (and answering) the question “Is Libya the new Iraq?” Today, we’re taking a look at Obama’s “endgame” for Libya. We put “endgame” in “air quotes” because we feel that endgame is one of those buzzwords that […]

Obama’s Lybia Decision – Fair Criticism?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The great comment purge has been completed here on PoliticalProgressives.com, and we should be all caught up on approving/responding to your comments. We apologize for our backlog in regards to comments, but of the 125 we’ve received over the last week, less than 10 made it live to their respective pages. Please keep in mind […]

Obama’s Lybia Decision – The Right Call?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

In 2001 and 2003, President George W. Bush talked a lot about how important it would be to bring democracy to the Middle East. Bush was referencing Afghanistan and Iraq, two countries were we fought “wars” to topple corrupt governments. Critics will argue that the governments that replaced those that fell were not much better […]

Housekeeping – Comments, Competitions, and Contacts

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Welcome back. We’ll get back to commenting on political happenings around the globe tomorrow, but for today on PoliticalProgressives.com we wanted to do a little bit of house-cleaning. Our writer just got done with some good ol’ fashioned apartment cleaning, and there’s been a couple things on our mind internally for the site. We want […]

Madness in Madison – Stop The Presses!

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The budget crisis in Madison, Wisconsin, took an interesting (but expected) turn today when a Dane County judge issued a temporary restraining order be placed on the so-called Budget Repair Bill because there was evidence that the bill’s passage violated Wisconsin law. Today, we’ll take a look at why the decision was made, what the […]

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