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On January 28, 1932, Wisconsin governor Philip LaFollette signed his state’s pioneering unemployment compensation legislation, making that state the first in the nation to create such a law. This was not a great law. But it was the first and started the process by which unemployed workers would get some level of compensation. The idea […]
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Imagined Communities

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On May 29, 2021
How do you have a nation when large members of the community simply refuse to admit that other people are actually members of that community? The answer is that you don’t. And that’s where this nation is headed. See this in Wausau, Wisconsin: A standing-room-only crowd packed a drab courthouse meeting room one recent night […]
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Today in Cleetus Safaris

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On September 7, 2020
The media just can’t get enough of interviewing white conservatives. It’s a drug. Here’s the Oregon edition: In the town of Gresham, 15 miles from the urban canyons of downtown Portland, Bonnie Johnson, a member of a Republican precinct committee, is on a waiting list for her first firearm, a Smith & Wesson revolver. “I […]

Wisconsin Fascism

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On August 26, 2020

When cops think they are the Thin Blue Line and when they effectively deputize crazy white people with high powered weaponry to do whatever they want, what you get is the murder of people fighting for

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The GOP in a Nutshell

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On July 30, 2019
As always, the cruelty is the point: A state lawmaker who is paralyzed isn’t allowed to participate in committee meetings by phone under a legislative rule that he says keeps him from performing his job as well as he should. Democratic Rep. Jimmy Anderson of Fitchburg said the Assembly rule discriminates against him because he […]
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