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What It Do: Badgering The Unions

Throughout the 20th century, Wisconsin was on the cutting edge of workers’ rights—among the first to enact workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and collective bargaining. Perhaps then, it is fittin...
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Reality Check: Recall Bust

Wisconsin Makes Big Bucks Off Political Theater As far as Machiavellian political maneuvers go, the Wisconsin recall election was a bust. Governor Scott Walker, who had already won an election two years ago,...
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Reality Check: Vox Schizophrenia

Okay, I think I get it. Fourteen months ago a majority of Americans, anywhere from 52 to 58 percent, depending on the politically bias nature of the polling, were against government-run health care. Today, a...
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Reality Check: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. —Rahm Emanuel, November 2008 Jobs. It is the word of the year. ...
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The Freak Show: The Wisconsin War

The war is finally here. It may be starting in Wisconsin, but it threatens to spread to other states in similar dire straits. The battle is over the powerful unions that control government workers. They have lo...