Wisconsin Category Archive


  • Lunatic Fringe to File Frivolous Lawsuit

    Our wacky neighbors at Pro(foundly deluded)-life Wisconsin are either really, really against both birth control and women, or they are really, really spoiling for a new fundraising campaign. Most likely it’s both columns...

    Scot Ross, 03/13/2008
  • Now We Know

    When Michael Gableman refused to sign a clean campaign pledge that simply sought to reinforce the judicial code, I wondered what he had in mind in this race for our high court....

    Cory Liebmann, 03/13/2008
  • Five Years of the War in Iraq

    Next week will mark year five of the war in Iraq. According to the database at the National Priorities Project, Wisconsin taxpayers have paid $8.3 Billion for the war. With those same...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/13/2008
  • Media Debunks Gableman’s Resume

    Mike Gableman has been touting his crime prosecuting prowess. While on the loathsome Vicki McKenna’s show in December (fyi — she called OWN “soulless”), Gableman said, ‘€œI did prosecute everything from child...

    Scot Ross, 03/12/2008
  • McCain Earmark Grandstanding Doesn’t Apply to Corporate Pork

    After seven years of Republican-control in Washington, DC, the orgy of special interest spending, led by Bush and McCain’s abominable Iraq policy, has plunged the country into a $9 trillion debt. John McCain, the “stay the...

    Scot Ross, 03/12/2008
  • Black and Brown Coalition Discussion Destructive, Simplistic and Separatist

    Hispanic and Black separatists have been spearheading national debate on the issue of Black and Brown coalitions. The debate has become intense now that Barack Obama has become the democratic front runner...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/12/2008
  • Milwaukee March Against the War

    Milwaukee will mark the fifth anniversary of the war and occupation of Iraq with a march and rally on Saturday, March 15. Please put it on your calander. The rally starts at...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/12/2008
  • Madison Will Hold International Stem Cell Summit

    Recently, Madison has won the bid to host an international stem cell summit that will bring in over 1000 top researchers and investors to the city. This bid will continue the state’s...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/12/2008
  • The Gableman Mirage on Crime and Punishment

    In early debates and speeches, Michael Gableman has continually suggested that he has gone toe to toe with arsonists and other criminals. It has been very clear that Gableman and his corporate...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/12/2008
  • Blogs and Ad Hominem Attacks

    I was writing on a blog recently and felt that I became the target of numerous personal attacks. I was surprised by this because it was a political blog discussing current issues...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/11/2008
  • What Happens in Vegas…

    Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) is opposing the Senate Democrats’€™ economic development plan, Wisconsin Invests Now. The plan seeks to invest in Wisconsin’€™s infrastructure for future growth and quickly provide more well...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/11/2008
  • Beware of Lightbourn Budget Advice

    George Lightbourn and his minions at the right wing WPRI have been lecturing Governor Doyle and the legislature on sound budgeting. Lightbourn hardly seems to be the person to give advice on...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/11/2008
  • Does WMC Really Care About Crime?

    Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has been running radio ads supporting their choice for State Supreme Court, Michael Gableman. This week they launched their first television ad backing Gableman. Using the same formula...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/10/2008
  • Doyle to Sign Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Bill

    After passing through both branches of the state government, the Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Bill is expected to be signed into law by Governor Jim Doyle. This law will require emergency...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/09/2008
  • Gableman AWOL on Commissions

    New documents obtained by One Wisconsin Now raise further questions about the accuracy of Mike Gableman’s resume and his own statements at a February 29 Wispolitics.com forum that he was selected to...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/09/2008
  • Healthy Wisconsin Is Back

    This morning the Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance and Job Creation, took up a new and improved version of Healthy Wisconsin. Just like the version that passed the Senate last...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/09/2008
  • Dislike of Doyle Blinds Bucher in Judicial Race

    As they say in the military, there’s always that 2 per cent that doesn’t get the word. Case in point: A number of conservative Republicans find themselves supporting — horrors! — one...

    Bill Christofferson, 03/08/2008
  • Newsweek Says OWN Research Solid

    In the midst of criticizing the false claims of the Mike Gableman campaign, Newsweek’s recent article also focused on an ad from the Greater Wisconsin Committee about Gableman’s suspicious appointment. To quote:...

    Scot Ross, 03/07/2008
  • Newsweek Chides Gableman Distortions

    The distortions of Mike Gableman’s campaign have caught the attention of Newsweek and not in a good way for Burnett County’s oft-overturned jurist. The article focuses on part, the patently untrue allegation...

    Scot Ross, 03/07/2008
  • Majority of Wisconsin Judges Appointed

    Judges never forget their ambulance chasing days. They learn they have to be scoundrels to compete. It is part of a lawyers survival. Most lawyers are pretty boys or rich kids. Lets...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/07/2008
  • Strict Scrutiny for Indiana, and Democracy for Us

    Wisconsin Democrats stonewalled Republican attempts to bring AJR17 (photo ID amendment) to a vote yesterday, despite the dramatic fanfare of a GOP press conference that went down in flames.  But a voter...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/06/2008
  • Winter Soldier: Speaking Truth to Power (with Video)

    “I was 17, Clinton was the president, I thought I’d get some money for college; I joined the National Guard.. didn’t know it was going to be the International Guard.” Next week,...

    Bill Christofferson, 03/05/2008
  • Senate Dems Stop Disenfranshisement Scheme

    Senate Republicans, flaunting the ridiculous rogue report put out by as-yet-to-be-identified members of the Milwaukee police bureaucracy, had hoped their press stunt Thursday calling for Voter ID would make news. Unfortunately for...

    Scot Ross, 03/05/2008
  • OWN on the Radio!

    Hey everyone…tune in to here Scot on a radio near you: Scot on the Eric Von Show (1290 AM Milwauke), today at 4:30 pm. You can listen online at http://www.1290wmcs.com/. Scot on...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/05/2008
  • Is Gableman Admitting Improper Conduct?

    Questions raised by One Wisconsin Now that as an Administrative Law Judge Mike Gableman failed to take leave while traveling over 500 miles back and forth across the state for a fundraiser...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/05/2008
  • Women’s Health and Safety Act

    On Wednesday, February 27th, the Senate Health Committee heard testimony on SB 398, the Women’s Health and Safety Act. The bill seeks to repeal Wisconsin statute 940.04 (Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban), which,...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/05/2008
  • Some Connections Mean More Than Others

    One Wisconsin Now’€™s investigation into Michael Gableman’€™s record has prompted many troubling questions. Unfortunately we are only getting political spin from the Gableman campaign. OWN’€™s investigation into Gableman’€™s appointment revealed that although...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/05/2008
  • Ya, You Betcha, We Gotta Protest in St. Paul, Hey!

    Ya, you betcha, end the war now! They claim it’s a traditional Minnesota antiwar chant. Ya, sure, you betcha, you don’t t’ink it is? One t’ing we know for sure: Plans are...

    Bill Christofferson, 03/04/2008
  • Statement on Brett Favre’s Retirement

    (imagine letterhead and stuff) “As one who is four months older than Brett Favre, this announcement makes it crystal clear that I will never play professional football. The Bush economy and its negative...

    Scot Ross, 03/03/2008
  • Gableman’s Shifting Answers Raise More Questions

    Responding to mounting press questions about how he merited selection as Burnett County circuit judge, Mike Gableman shifted to a totally new argument at a Friday public appearance. Trying to explain to...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/03/2008
  • People Is People

    I’m in a waiting time right now. There are times that make many people uncomfortable on a variety of levels. Silence in many instances is uncomfortable for some people and they seek...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/03/2008
  • Hearing on Great Lakes Compact Today

    Senator Mark Miller, Chair of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, has announced that the committee will vote on the Great Lakes Compact today. The session is scheduled for 4pm today...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/03/2008
  • Better Choice: Keep It Truthful

    Burnett County Judge Mike Gableman has received unwanted publicity over his supicious appointment by then Gov. Scott McCallum. Gableman, a McCallum donor and fundraiser, miraculously leapt over two announced finalists picked by McCallum’s own screening committee...

    Scot Ross, 03/03/2008
  • Walker Sends Bus System Into Death Spiral

    Thank you, Scott Walker: Milwaukee’s bus system is deteriorating faster than any other transit system in the country. The Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee County Transit System ridership plunged to a 33-year low...

    Bill Christofferson, 02/29/2008
  • Gableman’s Suspicious Appointment

    “I am not a crook.” – Richard Nixon, 1/17/73 “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” – George W. Bush, 1/28/03 “The governor...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/29/2008
  • Lazich-faire Attitude on Big Money for the Rich

    Senator Mary Lazich is miffed at One Wisconsin Now.  Recently, she offered up some mangled criticisms of Wisconsin Now’€™s effort to reinstate the estate tax for Wisconsin’€™s wealthiest, which expired earlier the year. As soon...

    Scot Ross, 02/28/2008
  • OWN Files Complaint With Judicial Commission

    One Wisconsin Now will file a formal request with the Wisconsin Judicial Commission to investigate state Supreme Court candidate Mike Gableman for violations of the Judicial Code for intentionally misrepresenting the record...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/28/2008
  • Reintegration Not Alienation

    Legislation is being held up by the Republican controlled Assembly, that would save taxpayers money, streamline election day procedures and enfranchise some 38,000 people, allowing them to vote in November. The bill...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/27/2008
  • Picket to Tell WMC: Keep Your Hands Off Supreme Court

    This from our friends at Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice: Are you fed up with rich folks and corporations buying elections? Please take action! Join us Fri., Feb. 29th, from 8-10:30...

    Bill Christofferson, 02/26/2008
  • Solve Clerical Errors by Reducing Turnout?

    Yesterday investigators from the Milwaukee Police Department issued a report on voting in Milwaukee in 2004. It is important to note that Police Chief Edward Flynn said that the report’s findings are...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/26/2008
  • Was Gableman Fundraising for McCallum While on the State Clock?

    Records show Gableman was being paid by taxpayers on the same day he was on the other side of the state hosting a fundraiser for then-Governor Scott McCallum.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2008
  • Right Wing Frothing Just More Voter Fraud Fraud

    We’ve finally seen the results of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit’s 18-month taxpayer-financed look into allegations of voting problems in Milwaukee from 2006…er, 2004. Xoff breaks it down here, offering...

    Scot Ross, 02/25/2008
  • Legal Argument on Gableman’s Distortions

    Illusory Tenant gives Supreme Court hopeful Mike Gableman’s the what-for in response to the Burnett County judge’s continuing distortion of incumbent Justice Louis Butler’s record. Click here to read the post.

    Scot Ross, 02/25/2008
  • Gableman’s Violations Continue

    Mike Gableman’s campaign has now put out at least two negative pieces citing State v. Richard A. Brown (Case # 1995CF950507) in which they made false statements about the record of incumbent...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/25/2008
  • Can Gableman Cite One Fact That Is Wrong?

    Yesterday the Dane County Bar Association sponsored a debate between Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler and Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman. During the debate Gableman criticized an ad from the Greater Wisconsin...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/25/2008
  • Phone Records Prove Gableman Claim False

    Last week One Wisconsin Now released documents regarding the very suspicious appointment of Michael Gableman to the Burnett County bench. In response, the Gableman campaign told the Wisconsin State Journal that Gableman...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/24/2008
  • Calling Out the Right: Tell OWN Where Our Gableman Investigation Is Wrong

    The right wing is apoplectic over the first results of the continuing investigation by One Wisconsin Now into Mike Gableman’s Suspicious Appointment to the Burnett County Bench by former GOP Governor Scott...

    Scot Ross, 02/24/2008
  • Long Term Solution for Wisconsins Minimum Wage Policy

    This Wednesday morning, February 27th, The Assembly Committee on Jobs & the Economy will hold a hearing on Wisconsin’€™s minimum wage. The Committee’€™s hearing starts at 10:00am in room 400NE, and it...

    Cory Liebmann, 02/24/2008