After threatening to delay his trip to Africa over a new FISA bill, Bush eventually gave up his fear mongering and decided to pack his bags after all. And if you’re like...
Cory Liebmann
02/18/2008
1988:  “Read my lips:  no new taxes.”  -George H.W. Bush, Republican National Convention on the eve of his nomination   20 years later:  “No new taxes.”  -Senator John McCain, 2008 Republican presidential...
Cory Liebmann
02/17/2008
Wisconsin’s “paper of record” reported today on a negative claim made in a series of letters sent out by the Michael Gableman campaign that are not factual. Gableman’s campaign said that in...
Cory Liebmann
02/17/2008

The people of Wisconsin have spoken and they want to protect the disabled, the poor, our seniors and our children from drastic cuts due to the $650 million budget deficit.
One Wisconsin Now
02/17/2008
They discoed in DC and dressed as dogs in Austin to add a lighter touch to the serious issue of ending the war and occupation of Iraq. Iraq Moratorium #6 had a...
Bill Christofferson
02/16/2008
Well before the end of the year we warned that the estate tax would be ended, costing our state some $300 million. As Wisconsin’€™s budgetary problems gained more news coverage, conservatives planned...
Cory Liebmann
02/14/2008

Since talk radio is so disproportionately dominated by the rabid right wing, I find myself listening to one of the few alternatives available. One station that I enjoy is Milwaukee’€™s WMCS 1290...
Cory Liebmann
02/14/2008
John “100-Year-War” McCain, fresh from a flip-flop vote in favor of waterboarding, campaigns in Wisconsin Friday. LaCrosse activists plan to protest his stands when he holds a town hall meeting there. And...
Bill Christofferson
02/13/2008
With the state facing a $650 million budget deficit, it is clear the state needs to end the $300 million estate tax loophole for the rich which just went into effect in...
Scot Ross
02/13/2008

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund launched a multimedia campaign in Wisconsin today to educate voters about Sen. John McCain’€™s troubling anti-health care voting record. The ad campaign, which features online spots on...
Cory Liebmann
02/13/2008
In December One Wisconsin Now sent a letter of concern to the Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee (JCIC). It was about a very questionable set of letters sent out by Supreme Court...
Cory Liebmann
02/13/2008
Friday is Iraq Moratorium #6, a loosely-knit national grassroots effort to end the war and occupation of Iraq. Nearly 90 events already are listed on the national website, from sea to shining...
Bill Christofferson
02/12/2008

If you’ve got a big fat corporate check to spare Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has an event for you! Over the next couple weeks, the state’s big business lobby is going to...
Scot Ross
02/12/2008
Note to Mike Gableman: You can tell a lot about a person by the company he keeps.   Oft-overturned judge and Supreme Court candidate Mike Gableman made a questionable visit at this...
Cory Liebmann
02/12/2008
To most people in the world $100 million is an unimaginable amount of money. Apparently that is not the case when you are a right wing ideologue looking to short change programs...
Cory Liebmann
02/11/2008

Today the Capital Times ran a story, in its business section, highlighting OWN’s efforts on the estate tax. Legislators allowed the estate tax to expire at the end of last year costing...
Cory Liebmann
02/11/2008
A new web site has been developed at LessJobsMoreWars.com The site focuses on recent comments by Presidential Candidate John McCain, that there will be “more wars” under a McCain Administration. The new...
Cory Liebmann
02/11/2008
This weekend, Americans for Prosperity gathered together a bunch of Republicans and right wingers to talk about why more of your tax dollars should go to corporations.   Given that Americans for...
Scot Ross
02/10/2008

The following unfortunately went unpublished as a letter to the editor in response to Sam Clegg’s column that ran in the Herald this week concerning the death tax.  In addition to accusing...
Cory Liebmann
02/07/2008
In September we reported that State Supreme Court Candidate Michael Gableman had a terrible record at the State Court of Appeals. According to the Wisconsin Law Journal, Gableman was affirmed at the...
Cory Liebmann
02/07/2008
As we approached the new year OWN pointed out that the estate tax in Wisconsin was set to expire. Just last month we informed the public that this move would cost the...
Cory Liebmann
02/06/2008

If you have ever heard of the state of Wisconsin’s largest lobbying group, Wisconsin Manufactures Commerce, it was probably in reading some article about a corporate taxation bill or the Annette Ziegler...
Cory Liebmann
02/05/2008
…and really the coverage of these primaries is misleading, at least on the Democratic side with the proportional delegates. Watching the vote counts certainly gives the winning side some bragging rights to...
Robert Doeckel
02/04/2008
Well as the vote counts start to pour in tonight, its clear that the increased emphasis placed on the super delegates in the media in the last weeks is justified. At least...
Robert Doeckel
02/04/2008

Seriously, what is it with State Senator Glenn Grothman and his unhealthy obsession with race? Monday, it was reported that he is planning yet another whack at affirmative action in Wisconsin. He...
Cory Liebmann
02/04/2008
Last week Republican Congressman Paul Ryan scored some press coverage by unveiling his annual ‘€œBudget Boondogle Awards.’€  The coverage included a blurb in the state’€™s largest newspaper, complete with a comparison to...
Cory Liebmann
02/03/2008
Hey Everyone, Welcome to the new website! Make sure and try out all the new tools we have available, and take a minute or two to try the new buttons etc.  Any...
Robert Doeckel
01/31/2008

now that rudi is gone, how ever are we going to be reminded of 9/11? well, just to make sure we all remember that day, here’s a compilation (not my work, i...
Robert Doeckel
01/30/2008
Rolling out their economic stimulus package for the state, Senate Democrats are calling for an end to the ridiculous “Las Vegas Loophole.” Under the loophole corporations dodge $90 million owed to Wisconsin...
Cory Liebmann
01/30/2008
Yesterday the Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee announced that it was bringing on two new members, both conservatives.   Although they appointed two yesterday, bringing on John Torinus raises the most concerns and...
Cory Liebmann
01/30/2008

I really expected Edwards to push on until the convention, hold his delegates and become king-maker there. I wonder what kind of deal was made… And here’s to OWN getting a shout-out...
Robert Doeckel
01/29/2008
On Tuesday Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler and Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman participated in their first debate.  It took place on a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee program called Panthertalk.  During the internet...
Cory Liebmann
01/29/2008
The Assembly Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow introducing an abortion procedures ban.  One must wonder what the real motives are behind this flawed legislation, because the things addressed in it...
Cory Liebmann
01/29/2008

If you were left scratching your head after the rosy picture presented by Scott Walker in his State of the County speech, consider his track record when it comes to economic prognostication....
Cory Liebmann
01/29/2008
Finally. I never have to waste a January night listening to more lies and promises of privatization from this, the worst president I’ve ever known. As it was, I had to leave...
Robert Doeckel
01/28/2008
Last year the Wisconsin conservation community held their annual lobby day, where citizens engaged their legislators in support of conservation priorities.  Those priorities are selected by more than 50 Wisconsin conservation organizations. ...
Cory Liebmann
01/28/2008

Last night in his final State of the Union address, George Bush said this of Iraq: “When we met last year, many said that containing the violence was impossible. A year later,...
Cory Liebmann
01/28/2008
Today ACORN and allied groups held a press conference to officially launch their voter registration drive for 2008.  Joining ACORN at the event were representatives of Campaign Against Violence, Citizen Action of...
Cory Liebmann
01/27/2008
One Wisconsin Now has launched a statewide online petition drive calling for Wisconsin legislators to fill a projected $300 million budget shortfall not by slashing critical programs to the poor, elderly and...
Cory Liebmann
01/27/2008

One would think that after constant Wisconsin bashing from WMC and others on the right that residents would rank “taxes” higher on the items that they care about.  According to a new...
Cory Liebmann
01/24/2008
Wisconsin Republicans brought former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to Milwaukee yesterday apparently to both cheerlead and pontificate.  He was also there to promote his new book, “Real Change” which is...
Cory Liebmann
01/24/2008
Earlier this week Congressman F. Jim Sensenbrenner endorsed Michael Gableman in his quest for the states high court.   Given the two men’s partisanship, the endorsement is certainly no surprise.  It does, however,...
Cory Liebmann
01/23/2008

After the governor delivered his State of the State address, he was followed by a pre-recorded response by Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch.  The most fitting moment of the night, however, came when...
Cory Liebmann
01/23/2008
Only a matter of weeks ago Michael Gableman made the decision to take the race for State Supreme Court into the gutter.  He and members of his operation made outrageous remarks about...
Cory Liebmann
01/22/2008
Forty years ago, on the morning of April 5, I sat in a hotel coffee shop in Decatur, Ill., reading the morning Decatur Herald-Review with the headline proclaiming the assassination of Dr....
Cory Liebmann
01/22/2008

John Torinus writes a regular column for the The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s business page.  He is a reliable WMCheerleader who regularly fills the pages of the state’s largest paper with all of...
Cory Liebmann
01/21/2008
Today is the 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision guaranteeing a women’s right to make her own decisions regarding her reproductive health.  How appropriate that today Representative Terese Berceau...
Cory Liebmann
01/21/2008
Friday was the fifth time that people all over Wisconsin took action to stop the war in Iraq.  People took action both big and small, both as individuals and collectively.  The effort...
Cory Liebmann
01/20/2008