Wisconsin

Scott Walker's Conservative Bubble Shielded Him. Now It Might Sink Him.
June 19, 2014

Boast-filled emails to Karl Rove are never a good idea.

The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker
A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star
June 15, 2014

A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.

Scott Walker's Sand Grab: Wisconsin Wants a Piece of the Fracking Boom, No Matter Who Gets Hurt
August 21, 2013

On the night that he was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010, a beaming Scott Walker told the hundreds of supporters sandwiched into Waukesha’s little Country Springs Hotel ballroom that his state was “open for business.” It was shorthand for his p

Time To Bid Farewell To "Big Labor"
Unions have shrunk. The vocabulary we use to describe them should, too.
January 24, 2013

Barely 10 percent of American workers belong to unions. Could we please stop referring to "Big Labor"?

Is the Emergency Committee for Israel on a Losing Streak?
January 16, 2013

Schumer's support for Hagel seems like another setback for the pro-Israel lobby. Or is it?

Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.

"Right to Work" Isn't a Civil Right. But Unionizing Should Be
December 13, 2012

The adoption of so-called "right to work" legislation in Michigan, of all places, represents an historic setback for organized labor. First, Republicans went after public employees in the birthplace of public unions, Wisconsin. And now they have taken the fight to private employee unions in the cradle of modern industrial unionism.

The Beauty and Inhumanity of Oscar Niemeyer’s Architecture
December 12, 2012

Don’t believe it when you read that Oscar Niemeyer, the Brazilian architect who died this week only days before he would have turned 105, was the one who took the chill off modernist design with his flamboyantly curving, white thin-shell concrete buildings. That’s the sort of nonsense that gets peddled in obituaries and haigiographies, particularly when a charismatic charmer distorts the historical record to inflate his own contribution, takes credit for the innovations of others, and outlives—by decades!—his competitors.

Rick Snyder, Michigan’s Reluctant Union-Buster
December 07, 2012

Yes, the seat of the United Auto Workers is about to become right-to-work, thanks to the governor who said he had no interest in doing so.

The Internal Polls That Made Mitt Romney Think He'd Win
November 30, 2012

The Republican candidate really did think he was on track to become president. These poll numbers explain why.

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