Oh good plan!

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:30 am

I’m sure it will make you all sad and depressed to think that Scott Walker has a fighting shot at once again retaining his Governorship of Wisconsin.
But this may make you feel a bit better…

 

Chris Christie And Scott Walker Facing Criminal Investigations

By: Friday June 20, 2014 1:03 pm

The field for the 2016 Republican presidential primary is hemorrhaging moderates. Both New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker are facing criminal investigations that could knock them out of the presidential race or even end their careers.

Late Night: Smash and Grab

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

I hope everyone is sitting down; another “bold” Republican governor and 2016 presidential hopeful has landed himself in (worse) legal trouble. Chris Christie? No, that’s every day. This time, it’s that hilariously corrupt and goofy automaton from Wisconsin, Scott Walker.

And now that you’re over the shock, it turns out Karl Rove was involved.

I Was Arrested for Singing: Pussy Riot Teams Up With Solidarity Wisconsin Supports Protesters

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Adamant about cultivating a global movement, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot voiced their support for #SolidarityWisconsin and their calls to have Attorney General Van Hollen drop the array of charges facing the protestors who have been fighting on behalf of worker’s rights since Governor Scott Walker stripped collective bargaining rights in 2011.

Late Night: Louse Club House

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 8:00 pm

In about the least surprising development imaginable, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker turns out to to be not only surrounded by crooks and grifters, but dumb and bigoted ones at that. Well, duh. Just as every other Republican “star” has similarly flamed out in some tawdry variation of the same theme, from New Jersey to Florida and Virginia to North Carolina, Walker is simply performing to type: when one holds the very fact of government in contempt philosophically, choosing a career in it anyway is simply something only a second-rate grifter would ever do.

House of Kochs

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 1:30 am

Scott Walker, with the backing of the Koch Brothers, has hopes of making it two out the last three Presidents with the beady, close-set-eyes of a stereotypical simpleton. Finally he’s hit a long predicted snag.

Late Night: Being a Teawad Show-Off Hurts People

By: Monday December 23, 2013 8:00 pm

Our political press likes to talk about maneuvering and posturing as if it’s just peacocks strutting around, as if the decisions politicians make are entirely about them and the show they’re giving and getting.

Forgotten in this type of coverage are the people affected by those decisions

Report: Governors Engaging In Crony Capitalism Disguised As Economic Development

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:41 am

In a new report, Good Jobs First details the growing use of “public-private partnerships” (PPPs) to promote economic development and the conflicts of interests they carry. Unlike traditional economic development which is run from a department of government (Commerce for example), PPPs allow private interests to borrow public authority to promote an economic agenda. Not surprisingly, that agenda often benefits the private interests that propose it. What was supposed to be a program for economic development quickly devolved into the most base form of government corruption and crony capitalism.

Corruption Probe Into Wisconsin Recall Elections Involves Aides of Scott Walker

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:59 pm

A secret investigation into corruption in Wisconsin has reportedly expanded into the 2011 and 2012 recall elections and involves aides to Governor Scott Walker. Former assistant US Attorney Francis Schmitz was recently appointed as special prosecutor. The investigation includes a focus on possible campaign finance violations for the Wisconsin recall effort.

Late Night: Lemonade (With Gin)

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.

For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.

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