Local Races Matter

Politics has always interested me, and being able to be involved in two national elections and one gubernatorial woke me up to a fact I hadn’t realized before. ┬áThat is, local politicians will one day run for higher office, and point back to their experience at the local level. ┬áThe question then is, what do…

American Middle Class? No Longer The Richest !

Income inequality isn’t just about the richest and the poorest–it’s about all families and their diminishing opportunities and diminishing ability to keep moving forward. We cannot allow this to happen. From Mother Jones : [The data] suggest that most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality. Although economic growth…

The Real “Takers” In This Country!

It happened yesterday when I was listening to the “far-right” talk about the working poor as if they were responsible for their own low income.I started thinking of the usual..”they crashed the economy and now they complain” issue when I got distracted by the idea that by paying exceedingly low wages to the “middle class“,…

Update: I’m A Little Confused!

YOU DID IT! WE WON! Within hours of exposing one of the worst gun-extremist assaults on the safety of our kids — a bill that would have let ANY concealed carry permit holder arm up and stroll through Wisconsin schools — hundreds of WAVE supporters like you sprang into action. After being inundated with more…

Take A Stand!

The Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, known by the acronym WAVE, is one of the local organizations attempting to rectify the gun problem. They are supporting President Obama’s call for universal background checks with no exceptions, a reduction in the number of bullets in a high-capacity magazine, a reduction in the sale of assault weapons, and tough…

Losing the Rose Colored Blinders

When the news broke that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid felt that the Feinstein bill, to reduce the number of bullets in a clip and reduce the types of automatic weapons available on the market would not pass in the Senate, I became very frustrated and more than a little angry. It was my thought…