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‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like’ in Wisconsin, as Largest Crowd Yet—80,000—Opposes Union Busting ‘This Is What Democracy Looks Like’ in Wisconsin, as Largest Crowd Yet—80,000—Opposes Union Busting

Awkward? Wisconsin's governor claims he's gotten 19,000 e-mails, many of them supportive of his plan to bust public unions. Then more than 80,000 Wisconsinites attend the largest r...

Feb 20, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Jesse Jackson Tells 50,000 in Wisconsin: ‘This is a Martin Luther King Moment!’ Jesse Jackson Tells 50,000 in Wisconsin: ‘This is a Martin Luther King Moment!’

“When we fight, we win. We fight in Montgomery, we win. We fight in Selma, we win,” the veteran of the civil rights struggle tells union members and their supporters. &...

Feb 19, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

‘First Amendment Remedies’: How Wisconsin Workers Grabbed the Constitution Back From the Right-Wing Royalists ‘First Amendment Remedies’: How Wisconsin Workers Grabbed the Constitution Back From the Right-Wing Royalists

Wisconsin teachers, state, county and municipal employees, small business owners and students have employed the right to peaceably assembly and to petition for the redress of griev...

Feb 18, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

ON WISCONSIN: Live Reports From Ground Zero for Labor Rights ON WISCONSIN: Live Reports From Ground Zero for Labor Rights

LIVE reports from Wisconsin, where the governor is seeking to end collective bargaining, and tens of thousands of union members and their allies are rallying in opposition.

Feb 17, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Wisconsin Crowds Swell to 30,000; Key GOP Legislators Waver Wisconsin Crowds Swell to 30,000; Key GOP Legislators Waver

Governor Scott Walker wants to strip public employee unions of collective bargaining rights on Thursday. Teachers, students, state employees, firefighters and small business o...

Feb 17, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Tens of Thousands Protest Move by Wisconsin’s Governor to Destroy Public Sector Unions

Tens of Thousands Protest Move by Wisconsin’s Governor to Destroy Public Sector Unions Tens of Thousands Protest Move by Wisconsin’s Governor to Destroy Public Sector Unions

Republican Governor Scott Walker wants to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. Wisconsinites are fighting back.

Feb 16, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

A ‘Dictator’ Governor Sets Out to Cut Wages, Slash Benefits and Destroy Public Unions A ‘Dictator’ Governor Sets Out to Cut Wages, Slash Benefits and Destroy Public Unions

The most radical assault yet by the current crop of Republican governor on the rights of workers has inspired outrage in a historically progressive and pro-labor state, with the go...

Feb 13, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Say Goodnight, Joe Lieberman

Say Goodnight, Joe Lieberman Say Goodnight, Joe Lieberman

The senator's ideological shape-shifting has fallen out of favor.

Jan 21, 2011 / Bruce Shapiro and Margaret Spillane

Sarah Palin’s Mantle of Victimhood Sarah Palin’s Mantle of Victimhood

Surely Palin knows that it is easier to complain of being unfairly demonized than to pause for a moment in the aftermath of a tragedy to reflect on her own role in sowing rage an...

Jan 14, 2011 / Eyal Press

The Other Arizona

The Other Arizona The Other Arizona

In the wake of the shooting tragedy, the nation is seeing a true reflection of a state often misrepresented by its right-wing fringe.

Jan 13, 2011 / Jeff Biggers

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