Archive for May, 2011

Kagan on the Court – Not the Victory Liberals Had Hoped

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

We spent a lot of time this spring taking a look at the Supreme Court, but we were looking at the State Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the election for Justice David Prosser’s seat which he should have lost retained. But while we were focusing our attention on that Supreme Court, an interesting scenario was […]

A Memorial Day Tribute – Are We Doing Enough?

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Holidays like these are special days for us here at Political Progressives. To some people, Memorial Day is just the first day off of work in the new year. To others, it’s all about the parades, or the grilling out with family. There’s certainly nothing wrong with these things, but if that’s all today is […]

Congress Violates Own Earmark Law by Allowing Pork-Barrel Politics

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Political Progressives is all about fighting corruption in all its many forms. That’s why we couldn’t have been happier when the House decided to ban earmarks for the next two years last November. The Senate was asked to do the same, but the measure was defeated when Democrats wouldn’t budge on giving up their right […]

Did President Obama Violate the War Powers Act?

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Separation of powers is the one thing that any 9th grade civics student should be able to tell you they learned from their American government and politics course. It’s one of the most important tenants of democracy, right up there with the will of the people. After all, if the government grows too powerful, than […]

Arizona Immigration Law Decision – Was it the Right Call?

Friday, May 27th, 2011

When we first heard the news today that the Supreme Court upheld the immigration law reform package today on a 5-3 decision, we were stunned. But upon taking a closer look at what was actually being discussed, things started to become much more clear. For those of you following the situation loosely (like we were), […]

Bill Removing Collective Barganing in Wisconsin Struck Down

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

It seems like a long time since we’ve talked about collective bargaining, and that’s mostly on purpose. When the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill was being ramrodded through, we covered it extensively, and eventually we needed to talk about other political issues. We neglected to mention that Kathleen Falk’s lawsuit was thrown out because it was […]

Wisconsin US Senate Seat Race 2012 – Other Possible Matchups

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Our writer is back online with a new computer and after literally spending all day installing everything from Windows to printer drivers, he’s ready to roll. Political Progressives apologizes for the delay in providing you with the best progressive insight you can find on the interwebs, and we’ll be doing double posts (two posts a […]

Wisconsin US Senate Seat Race 2012 – Possible Matchups

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Welcome to a special weekend edition of Political Progressives. Our writer should have a new computer by either Monday or Tuesday, so our normal post schedule will resume shortly. We’d like to thank our readers for being patient with us – a lot of changes have been going on in the lives of the Political […]

Wisconsin US Senate Seat Race 2012 – Feingold Vs Van Hollen – Who Wins

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Usually at Political Progressives, when we ask questions like this, we like to present a couple different scenarios, answer some ‘what-ifs’ and wait to give you the answer to the original question until the very end. We’re not going to do that today, especially because if you’ve read the blog in the last two days, you know […]

Wisconsin US Senate Seat Race 2012 – The Democrats

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

In today’s extra special double dose of Political Progressives (because our writer’s computer died last night and we couldn’t post then), we’re taking a look at the Democratic contenders for Herb Kohl’s Senate seat which he’s vacating in 2012. Democrats have held the seat for 55 straight years, and the last Republican to have it […]

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