Lying about Obamacare and blocking all efforts to help Americans is no way to win.
<span class="floatleft"><img src="http://www.progressive.org/images/staff/rcph1100.gif" width="70" ></span>Ruth Conniff is the Editor of the Progressive Magazine. A native of Madison, WIsconsin, she first joined the magazine when she was hired as a summer intern by the late Erwin Knoll after her sophomore year at Yale. Shortly after graduating from college in 1990, she came to work as Associate Editor for the Progressive, becoming Washington Editor and opening the Progressive's Washington, DC, office in 1997. During the 1990s, Conniff covered welfare reform in Wisconsin and around the country, as well as the drug war in Colombia, and other topics, including women's sports (an avid runner, Conniff coached her old high school track and cross-country teams at Madison East High School for many years).<br>In Washington, Conniff became a regular on TV pundit shows on CNN, Fox News, and PBS. She still appears frequently on PBS's To The Contrary and on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC.
Conniff was the recipient of an "Editor's Choice" award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011. Her Progressive Magazine feature story on school privatization is a chapter in the book "It Happened in Wisconsin" recently published by Verso.
Today Conniff lives in Madison with her husband and three daughters, who marched on the Capitol with their teachers from the Madison Public Schools.
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Problems with the voting process could lead to more lawsuits over Walker's Act 10.
Committee approves bill designed to put corporations in charge of public education.
Plan to end jobless benefits a critical issue in the state.
Paul Ryan and Patty Murray reach across the aisle to cut welfare and unemployment.
Marchers take to the streets of 30 cities to demand more support for public education.
State Senator Tim Cullen objects to the governor's 'Sophie's Choice' on Medicaid.
This article originally appeared in the December 2013 edition of The Progressive. For more great content like this, subscribe today for as little as $10 a year and get a 2014 calendar as a free gift.
This article originally appeared in the December/January 2013 edition of The Progressive. For more great content like this, subscribe today for as little as $10 a year and receive a 2014 calendar as a free gift.
Recent Act 10 Decision is part of a rightwing power grab.
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As oral arguments begin on Act 10, there's one more thing justices must consider.
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