Governor Walker Threatens to Fire Wisconsin Workers

Governor Walker Threatens to Fire Wisconsin Workers

Governor Walker Threatens to Fire Wisconsin Workers

On The Ed Show Tuesday night, The Nation’s John Nichols discusses whether Republican Governor Scott Walker’s next move will be laying off teachers and other public workers.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

On The Ed Show Tuesday night, The Nation’s John Nichols discusses whether Republican Governor Scott Walker’s next move will be laying off teachers and other public workers. The past two weeks, Nichols says, has seen nothing but “threat upon threat upon threat” from Walker.

As host Ed Schultz points out, polls show that Wisconsinites are no longer on their governor’s side. Cornered and cowed by the public response, Walker is now on a “media tour,” Nichols says. His “political people” did not expect this to happen.

Nichols says that Walker is caught up in the moment, proud to be the right wing’s darling and the center of the media’s attention. However, after Walker fell for a prank call of a political blogger pretending to be right-wing magnate David Koch, the balance of power may be shifting in Wisconsin workers’ favor. Read Nichols’s latest post on how this prank call may change the game in Madison.

—Kevin Gosztola

Thank you for reading The Nation

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read, just one of the many incisive, deeply-reported articles we publish daily. Now more than ever, we need fearless journalism that shifts the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media.

Throughout this critical election year and a time of media austerity and renewed campus activism and rising labor organizing, independent journalism that gets to the heart of the matter is more critical than ever before. Donate right now and help us hold the powerful accountable, shine a light on issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug, and build a more just and equitable future.

For nearly 160 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and moral clarity. As a reader-supported publication, we are not beholden to the whims of advertisers or a corporate owner. But it does take financial resources to report on stories that may take weeks or months to properly investigate, thoroughly edit and fact-check articles, and get our stories into the hands of readers.

Donate today and stand with us for a better future. Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Ad Policy
x