The business of education in Wisconsin

From: The Progessive http://progressive.org/education.html On August 30 the newly-formed School and District Accountability Design Team held the first of five meetings on the UW-Madison campus. The Design Team is led by “Quad-Chairs” Governor Scott Walker, Senator Luther Olsen, chair of the Senate Education Committee, Representative Steve Kestell, chair of the Assembly Education Committee, and Tony […]

Guess Who Funds the Climate Denial Industry?

According to the Guardian, a newly released Greenpeace study reveals it’s not just Exxon and the Koch brothers who fund the climate denial industry. In a recent article, they describe how a secretive charity known as Donors Trust enabled anonymous billionaires to donate nearly $120m to more than 100 groups campaigning to cast doubt on […]

Governor Walker's victory and what it might mean: Police and thieves in the street

I recently read a shocking report about a country presumably trying to combat criminality, especially narco-trafficking, and to do so are using brutish and restrictive means to kettle the general population.  One such means is greater surveillance and repression, both on line, on phone and in the streets.   The article noted that country has passed […]

The New York Plumber's Union to finally get a day in court: Kaplan Inc., The Washinton Post, Donald Graham and and Kaplan COO on the legal cutting block

For those interested in the on-going plight of criminal Kaplan University the good news is that on March 8, 2012, journalist for Accuracy in Media, Rusty Weiss, wrote a stunning and well-researched investigative report on the sordid little shop of horrors that poses as a university.  It is a must read for those who follow […]

The Missing Story: Cain As Front Man for Billionaires

GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain serves as front man for the billionaire Koch brothers in a way rarely, if ever, seen in modern times for a prominent U.S. major party candidate. That relationship should be an ongoing part of his campaign coverage. It’s arguably far more important in its implications for voters than the sex […]

Wisconsin: Here Comes the Brownshirts

  With less than two weeks before Wisconsinites go to the polls and possibly vote six Republicans out of the State Senate, the billionaire Koch brothers and their well funded roster of right-wing front groups have poured millions in out of state money into attack ads and voter suppression campaigns.  All the while, left-wing labor […]

Something Stinks in Wisconsin

  Something stinks in Wisconsin, and it’s not the cheese.  Once again a ultra right-wing Koch brothers astroturf group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and the Republican Party are engaging in voter suppression, if not outright voter fraud.  AFP is one of the organizations that helped fund the phony Tea Party organizations. Some might recall, during […]

An Open letter to the White House,

I have received repeated letters asking me to contribute to beat the Republicans/Tea Party/Koch Brothers/Corporate America, all of whom are richer than God and certainly richer than I and everyone I know collectively.  And, I know a few, very comfortable people.  While I am not a fan of pissing into the wind, that is NOT […]

Skinning The Cat

I have always been told that there is more than one way to skin a cat.  I dunno.  Everyday I get at least six letters asking me to contribute to a cause to stop the Tea Bag Republicans from violating this or that.  The Tea Baggers are backed by the Koch brothers et al.  The […]