Wisconsin Republican Senate candidates Eric Hovde and Tommy Thompson are denouncing government spending on the campaign trail. But a close look at their personal fortunes reveal the two have greatly benefitted from—wait for it—government contracts.
<span class="floatleft"><img src="http://www.progressive.org/images/staff/lizeditorweb.jpg" width="70"></span>Elizabeth DiNovella is Culture Editor of The Progressive. She writes about activism, politics, music, books, and film. She also produces Progressive Radio, a thirty-minute public affairs program hosted by Matthew Rothschild. Before working for The Progressive, DiNovella was the News and Public Affairs Director at WORT-FM, the community radio station of Madison, Wisconsin.<br>
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I will leave it to others to remember the details of his writing and to catalog his faults. For now, I remember a dear friend that I truly miss.
It’s all but assured that the photo ID requirement will not be in place for the November elections.
Regardless of who leads in the polls, the eventual GOP candidate will be far wealthier than most Wisconsinites.
“The right was able to recast itself as a populist movement,” says the author and cultural critic.“This is the secret to conservatism’s success.”
The RGA’s well-organized campaign played a huge role in giving Scott Walker a victory.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has launched its video ad against Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. It goes after her for uttering that awful word: solidarity.
This summer we can celebrate two milestones in women’s sports. June is the 40th anniversary of Title IX. July marks the debut of women’s boxing at the Olympic Games in London.
“The people of Wisconsin have been buried in campaign ads and literature from unknown sources that exploit loopholes to funnel unlimited campaign dollars into our democracy.”
The brainchild of Republican stalwarts Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, the Republican State Leadership Committee paved the way for Governor Scott Walker and Act 10. The group is back, and has already spent more money—most of it on lurid, negative ads—than it did in the 2010 election.
“The other side says Scott Walker started a civil war,” says Richard De Broux of the Brown County Republicans. “I disagree—it was started by the Democrats who fled.”
“I am tired of the implication that conservatives don’t want to help people,” says Stig Rahm, chairman of the GOP in Columbia County, Wisconsin. “That’s nonsense.”
Ryan, chair of the Budget Committee and rising star in the GOP, is doing a series of town halls in his district and this one was in his hometown of Janesville.
I decided to indulge myself with a classic: Horses by Patti Smith. Horses, with its striking portrait of Smith, taken by Robert Mapplethorpe. Horses, produced by John Cale at Electric Lady Studios.
“The media was supposed to be the watchdog for the regular folks, and now comedians have to be the watchdog of the media,” says the creator of The Daily Show.