Cory Liebmann Archive


  • NetRoots Wisconsin

    Hi – A group of us are currently starting planning for a Netroots Wisconsin event, in cooperation with Netroots Nation. This will be a regional conference along the lines of Netroots Nation,...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/01/2010
  • Meet the Corporation

    Meet the Corporation I had always heard of these faceless corporations so I thought it wouldn’€™t be very much fun to meet one. But now that the Supreme Court has officially made...

    Cory Liebmann, 01/23/2010
  • The Koschnick Train Wreck in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Judge Randy Koschnick wants to take a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court but does he plan to bring the same dissension to Madison that he has fostered in Jefferson?...

    Cory Liebmann, 12/08/2008
  • Is Wacky Reps Ouster the Death Nail for TABOR?

    At the beginning of the year I openly wondered if the ‘€œTaxpayer’€™s Bill of Rights’€ (TABOR) was totally and completely dead because the only one attempting to revive it was off the...

    Cory Liebmann, 11/05/2008
  • “The People Have Spoken.” Now What?

    Ever since Wisconsin voted to enshrine discrimination against gay families in its constitution, conservatives usually respond to the subject with the  same mantra, ‘€œthe people have spoken.’€ So it seems odd that...

    Cory Liebmann, 11/05/2008
  • Exactly Who Is Terry Moulton Working For?

    After repeated problems involving door-to-door sales crews in Wisconsin, legislation was proposed in the state legislature that would regulate the practice. That legislation was almost singlehandedly blocked by the Eau Claire state Rep. Terry...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/28/2008
  • Tiffany’€™s Imaginary Tax Burden

    Last week I wrote about Republican State Senate candidate (18th SD) Randy Hopper and how he was complaining about taxes and suggesting that the current tax structure has been unfair to him....

    Cory Liebmann, 10/28/2008
  • Introducing FoxPoliticsRevealed.com!

    After media reports revealed former Appleton City Council member Jo Egelhoff had removed the library of blog posts she had written from the ‘€œFox Politics’€ website she owns, One Wisconsin Now managed...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/26/2008
  • Shady All Children Matter Continues Support for Towns

    Former State Rep. Debi Towns continues to receive the backing from All Children Matter, an organization that remains under a legal cloud in Wisconsin after the State Elections Board determined in November...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/26/2008
  • Help Remind Egelhoff of What She Really Thinks

    Apparently right wing blogger turned state assembly candidate Jo Egelhoff is confused about her various positions. Dan Bice reports in Friday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she pulled down many of her blog...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/23/2008
  • Hopper’€™s Credibility Problem on Taxes

    Republican State Senate candidate (18th SD) Randy Hopper is running a pretty standard campaign for a conservative. In a recent debate he complained about taxes and suggested that the current tax structure...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/23/2008
  • Van Hollen Gets Schooled on Voter Rights

    From the moment that state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB) it was clear to any honest observer that it was without merit...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/22/2008
  • Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Voter Suppression Attempts

    Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Voter Suppression Attempts October 23, 2008 It is deeply ironic that Republican operatives are working so hard to tarnish the most dynamic voter participation in...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/22/2008
  • Under the Influence of Special Interests and Bad Judgment

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been focusing all week on the serious problem of drunken driving in Wisconsin. In Wednesday’€™s portion of the continuing report, they focus on the fact that Wisconsin...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/21/2008
  • John McCain’€™s Scary Health Care Tax

    On Friday healthcare workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) were joined by Healthcare United, Change to Win members, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin as they gathered in front of John...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/19/2008
  • GOP ‘€œVoter Fraud’€ in California?

    Republicans have been busy slandering ACORN in recent weeks improperly alleging ‘€œvoter fraud.’€ One has to wonder how these same people will respond to the fact that the California Republican Party hired...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/19/2008
  • WWJBD?

    It has certainly become an important question. Just Who Will JB Van Hollen Disenfranchise if the partisan lawsuit that he has filed is successful? According to the Government Accountability Board the answer...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/19/2008
  • Joe the Plumber Vs. Fat Cat the Tycoon

    I was recently reminded that during the 1950s, the marginal tax rate was over 90%. Yet the 1950s were a period of tremendous economic growth for the US. Clearly, high tax rates...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/16/2008
  • Walker ‘€™s Budget Isn’€™t About Dollars or Sense

    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker may have inherited a less than perfect situation but he has managed to make it so much worse. Rather than make sound budgetary decisions he has opted to manage...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/16/2008
  • Know-It-All AG Pleads for Partisan Case

    Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a legal brief with Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi on Wednesday. In it he asked the judge not to dismiss his partisan case against...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/15/2008
  • Election Protection Public Hearing Tonight

    The Election Protection Coalition is sponsoring a public hearing tonight to discuss protecting the vote on Election Day. This is even more important considering recent news that the Republican Party of Wisconsin...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/15/2008
  • No, Joe, It Just Isn’€™t So: Obama and McCain Debate Health Care Reform

    Early in the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain introduced Joe, an Ohio plumber who wanted to buy the business in which he had worked for many years. He was supposed to...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/14/2008
  • At the No More Cuts Rally

    I had the opportunity to join hundreds of people at the ‘€œNo More Cuts’€ rally at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) led the...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/14/2008
  • Speaking of Bad Intentions…

    I just concluded my most recent blog by saying that the right wing had very bad intentions regarding our right to vote. Shortly after I got that blog posted I came across...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/14/2008
  • Partisan Motives and Very Bad Intentions

    Leading up to every presidential election conservatives make wild accusations about rampant voter fraud in Wisconsin, even though all objective views show that those charges are false. In addition, with the coming...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/14/2008
  • No More Cuts Rally

    Several hundred people are expected to attend a rally against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and his never ending cuts of services, jobs and the basic quality of life. The ‘€œNo More...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/13/2008
  • Steve Baas and the Paid Sick Day Hypocrisy

    Steve Baas, the government affairs director for the Milwaukee big business association has been a vocal mouthpiece for his special interests and against the effort in Milwaukee to require paid sick day...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/12/2008
  • Laverne and Shirley-style, IAM and UAW Will Make All Your Worksite Leaflet Dreams Come True

    In this loving video tribute to the Laverne and Shirley opening credits, IAM and UAW work to get the word out about McCain’s abysmal record for working families by worksite leafleting members...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/09/2008
  • With Economy in the Depths, McCain Stays Shallow

    As the stock market continues to crash at historic rates, John McCain refuses to talk substantively about the issues that are most affecting American families. His lack of a coherent response to...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/09/2008
  • Here We Go Again: Judicial Misconduct II

    Earlier this year marked the first time that a sitting Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice was disciplined by her own colleagues on the court. Now, only months after Annette Ziegler received a reprimand, the...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/07/2008
  • Van Hollen’€™s Partisan Plans Caught on Tape

    After Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB), he claimed that his motives were not partisan. He went on to claim that his...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/06/2008
  • The McCain-Palin Health Care Shell Game: The Canary in the Mine

    While America’€™s attention was riveted on hunting trophies and beautified pigs, Wall Street decided it was time to distract us with some melodrama of its own.  The recent financial meltdown was not...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/05/2008
  • Sleaze Carriers or Sleaze Enablers?

    On Sunday the Wisconsin State Journal reported that Wisconsin’€™s largest lobbying organization, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) may be rethinking the tone of their infamous political ads. Who could ever forget the...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/05/2008
  • Palin’s Pat on the Back

    The morning after the country’s greatly anticipated and, thus far, most-watched vice presidential debate who knew the news media would be so riddled with such fervent pats on the back for Alaska...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/02/2008
  • Milwaukee Woman Warns Wisconsinites About Dangerous Mismanagement of Atria Senior Living

    My mother’€™s experience living in an Atria Senior Living facility is a cautionary tale for other Wisconsinites who are seeking housing and care for their elderly parents. When my father died in...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/02/2008
  • McCain V. McCain: The Role of Increased Government Regulation in an Unrestrained Free Market

    John McCain and Sarah Palin have spent much of the past few weeks attacking the greedy, corrupt villains behind the collapse of our financial markets. And there truly were some pretty shady...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/02/2008
  • There Is No Debate, There Is Just More of the Same

    The last eight years have been a complete and utter failure and everyone finally knows it. Senator John McCain has been a big part of the problem as he has supported the failed policies...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/02/2008
  • In Reporting on New NRCC Ad, Cillizza Did Not Note GOP Support for Rangel Earmark

    Hey, check out this post from Media Matters: http://mediamatters.org/items/200810020004 In reporting on new NRCC ad, Cillizza did not note GOP support for Rangel earmark Summary: In a blog post, washingtonpost.com’s Chris Cillizza...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/01/2008
  • Van Hollen’€™s War Against African-American Voters

    J.B. Van Hollen’€™s frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board, (GAB) is political mischief that could complicate voting for as many as 1 million people in Wisconsin. One Wisconsin Now, the League...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/01/2008
  • The McCain Health Plan, a Disaster for Wisconsin

    The Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) released a new report today which shows that Senator John McCain’€™s proposed health care plan would threaten the employer-based health benefits of 3.3 million...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/30/2008
  • The Latest Episode of the WMC Funnies

    Last week One Wisconsin Now filed a complaint against Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’€™s big business lobby. The complaint was filed as a result of WMC’€™s lead lobbyist saying that they...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/30/2008
  • New Report on McCain Health Plan

    With ordinary Americans increasingly struggling under the combined impact of the banking and health care crises, the Center for American Progress Action Fund is preparing to release a report detailing how the...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/29/2008
  • Partisan Power Plays and Probable Cause

    A state equal rights officer has found enough evidence to believe that J.B. Van Hollen’€™s Justice Department demoted its head of the public integrity section in retaliation. Joell Schigur’€™s demotion came after...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/29/2008
  • WMC Is Not Above the Law

    One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the state’€™s Government Accountability Board (GAB) against Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and its seven-member special interest army for failure to report lobbying activities. In...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/29/2008
  • What Caused The Crisis?

    Please watch this video to get a short education on how the economic crisis got to this point. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH—o

    Cory Liebmann, 09/25/2008
  • Constantly Reinventing Yourself Must Be Exhausting

    Although you wouldn’€™t know by his rhetoric recently, John McCain has always been a zealous promoter of deregulation and less government oversight. In 2003 he bluntly described himself saying, ‘€œI am a...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/24/2008
  • Save Wisconsin’s Vote!

    Hundreds of thousands of legal voters are at risk ‘€“ but we only get utter silence from the McCain campaign. The media has been reporting that Wisconsinites have received absentee ballot applications...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/23/2008
  • The Taxpayer-Financed Legal Arm of the GOP

    If there was ever any doubt that J.B. Van Hollen’€™s lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board was partisan at its core, the latest events this week should eliminate it. First, in a...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/22/2008