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Scott Walker news and analysis from The Nation
August 23, 2017
Labor Day Used to Be a Grand Celebration in This Storied Factory Town
Then the factory closed and the union crumbled.
July 25, 2017
The Left’s Opportunity in Wisconsin
Progressive politics once thrived in the state, and the need for it still exists.
June 20, 2017
The Supreme Court Takes Up the Question of Whether Gerrymandering Is Unconstitutional
The high court has taken a groundbreaking case that seeks to make elections fair, functional, and seriously competitive.
April 25, 2017
Anatomy of a Train Wreck: The Patriots White House Visit
editor Melissa Jacobs on the Aaron Hernandez suicide and the Pats trip to this abnormal White House.
April 20, 2017
Scott Walker Just Cluelessly Exploited the Milwaukee Bucks to Suck Up to Trump
In reality, the Bucks stand for everything that Scott Walker—and Donald Trump—are against.
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February 3, 2017
Senator Tammy Baldwin Just Destroyed Scott Walker on Twitter
The Wisconsin governor apparently didn’t like it, because he threw a 16-tweet-long tantrum in response.
January 27, 2017
Democracy Wins One as a Federal Court Strikes a Big Blow Against Gerrymandering
A game-changing federal-court ruling orders Wisconsin to redraw legislative district lines that unfairly and unconstitutionally favor Republicans.
September 23, 2016
The Fight Against Austerity Started Here
In 2011, the people of Wisconsin challenged the right’s austerity agenda. Their uprising was even more revolutionary than you think.
September 15, 2016
A Lesson for Trump From Scott Walker: If the Election Is Close, Cry Fraud
After a close Wisconsin election, conservative operatives made plans for “messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud.’” Now Trump peddles a similar line.
August 25, 2016
The Scorching Cynicism of Scott Walker’s Assault on Voting
As the federal courts intervene to restore early voting, the governor admits that he signed antidemocratic legislation without considering the consequences.