The Marlins hired an opinionated coach and now are suspending Ozzie for being who he is. Isn’t voicing unpopular opinions something that can get you jailed in Cuba?
<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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At a time when Wisconsin leads the nation in job loss, the Republicans are talking about sex.
Vermonters pushed for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United during this week’s Super Tuesday vote.
This year’s elections are shaping up to be some of the nastiest we’ve seen in recent history. If you haven’t already been swamped by a barrage of negative ad campaigns, prepare yourself. It’s going to get worse, especially here in Wisconsin.
“What the bishops are trying to say is that their consciences trump everybody else—both Catholic and non-Catholic here in the United States,” says Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice. “That’s not religious liberty. That’s a religious dictatorship.”
The memos are shocking. Republican legislators and their lawyers connived at creating public support for new electoral maps. A three-judge panel ordered the documents released and wrote in a scathing critique that the GOP had engaged in an “all but shameful” effort to keep its machinations hidden from the public.
While Republicans see Wisconsin as a triumph, they look at Ohio as an example of what not to do.
In 2010, the GOP bet big on Wisconsin and won. And its victory will be on full display at Conservative Political Action Conference this week. Paul Ryan and Scott Walker are giving keynote speeches.
Indiana seems a lot like Wisconsin these days. In both states, people are resisting assaults on their rights as workers. Last year, Badgers protested in massive numbers and occupied the capitol building. This year, Hoosiers are protesting the new right to work legislation. And they are talking about occupying the Super Bowl.
Tommy Thompson has the best chance to win the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat. But Thompson’s black and blue remarks are a testament to how nasty the political tone has become in Wisconsin.
The powerful new documentary, “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” shows how one million protesters unseated a dictator. It’s an amazing film not to be missed.
A few hundred Wisconsinites braved the frigid cold to witness history in the making this afternoon, as more than one million signatures asking for the recall of Governor Scott Walker were dropped off at the Government Accountability Office in downtown Madison.
When independent filmmaker Sam Mayfield came to Wisconsin to cover the historic protests happening here last winter, she thought she was going to stay for just a few days. She ended up staying for seven months.
Tina Fey, Yoko Ono, and other riot grrrls wrote amazing books in 2011.
There’s something ironic about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker complaining about “so much influence coming from outside Wisconsin.”