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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to the future after a year of making waves

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to the future after a year of making waves

One year and a month ago, young activists from the Sunrise Movement barged into Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office to demand immediate action on climate change. Their sit-in — and push for a “Green New Deal,” at the time a novel term to most Americans — might have gone unnoticed outside of Washington,…MORE

What did the UK elections teach us about 2020? Trust the polls

What did the UK elections teach us about 2020? Trust the polls

You’re going to hear about a lot of supposed lessons that can be applied to the 2020 US elections from the 2019 United Kingdom elections. Maybe you think Republican President Donald Trump has reason to smile after his friend, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, won a big mandate. Maybe you think the crushing defeat of…MORE

Analysis: The real reason Democrats should study the UK election

Analysis: The real reason Democrats should study the UK election

The Labour Party’s wipeout in Britain’s election spelled out an undeniable warning to Democrats over the potential dangers of tracking too far to the left of more moderate national electorates. But it also highlighted a more profound parallel in the often synergistic US and UK politics that potentially poses longer-term threats to progressive parties: culturally…MORE

Trump plots his defense following the historic rebuke he hopes to foil

Trump plots his defense following the historic rebuke he hopes to foil

Historic? Yes. Rebuke? Not so much. The House Judiciary Committee’s vote Friday passing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump was meant as extraordinary repudiation. The history was certainly there, and is weighing on the President. But it did not appear anyone felt rebuked at the White House. Minutes before the party-line vote was called,…MORE

‘Nobody is allowed’: Access to Trump’s calls with foreign leaders tightens

‘Nobody is allowed’: Access to Trump’s calls with foreign leaders tightens

President Donald Trump’s senior aides have further restricted the number of administration officials allowed to listen to the President’s phone calls with foreign leaders since his July 25 call with Ukraine’s President was revealed and became the centerpiece of the impeachment inquiry, according to multiple White House sources in a new CNN report. “Nobody is…MORE

Judge rules Wisconsin must remove 234,000 from voter rolls

Judge rules Wisconsin must remove 234,000 from voter rolls

Roughly 234,000 voters are to be removed from Wisconsin’s rolls because they may have moved recently, a county judge ruled Friday. Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy instructed the Wisconsin Elections Commission to “abide by state law” in removing the voters, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, a conservative law firm that filed a legal…MORE

Buttigieg releases list of major fundraisers after sparring with Warren about transparency

Buttigieg releases list of major fundraisers after sparring with Warren about transparency

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign on Friday released a list of its bundlers following weeks of trading barbs with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren over campaign transparency. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has recently faced pressure to name his big-money backers and open his fundraisers to reporters, as other candidates have done. Buttigieg’s progressive rivals, including Warren…MORE

Court strikes down Mississippi 15-week abortion ban

Court strikes down Mississippi 15-week abortion ban

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban on Friday, the latest legal blow to an effort by a conservative-leaning state looking to restrict abortion. None of the bans passed by Mississippi and eight other states this year restricting abortion past a certain point in pregnancy have gone into effect, with…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…