Manitowoc factory CEO: How Trump ‘trade chaos’ kills jobs in Wisconsin manufacturing Sachin Shivaram

“While a handful of primary metal producers benefited from trade protections, the rest of us further down the supply chain faced higher costs that hurt our competitiveness vs. rivals from countries that have lower metal costs.” “Recession in the heavy manufacturing sector has dragged Wisconsin’s economic growth to among the slowest in the country.” For … Read more Manitowoc factory CEO: How Trump ‘trade chaos’ kills jobs in Wisconsin manufacturing Sachin Shivaram

Conservative or Unconcerned?

This Letter to the Editor ran in the Florence Mining News shortly after the County Board voted unanimously to make Florence County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. This effort was pushed by the newly elected Republican sheriff who was quoted as saying he loves God and the second amendment. The same article claimed they were protecting gun … Read more Conservative or Unconcerned?

We’re All Rowing the Same Boat

By Lynn Gerlach, Green Bay On the frigid first week of November, I joined my Brown County Democratic Party friends to canvass Green Bay, seeking to discover minds that might be opened, opinions we might consider fluid, or even strong Progressives we’d not been tracking. On Saturday I entered dark, forbidding apartment buildings with stairways … Read more We’re All Rowing the Same Boat

ALEC – Right Wing Bill Mill

Nancy Wakefield, Howard ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is really, really scary. It is an organization of conservative state legislators and private sector corporations originally founded by Wisconsin native Paul Weyrich. Weyrich also founded the conservative Heritage Foundation. Corporate representatives craft and share models of state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the USA. … Read more ALEC – Right Wing Bill Mill

Cómo un programa gubernamental ayudó a mi familia

By J. Brown, Green Bay, WI Me gustaría tomarme un momento para contarles algo que sucedió recientemente en mi vida y cómo un programa gubernamental ayudó a mi familia en los meses pasados. En diciembre, mi madre sufrió un ataque cerebral mientras trabajaba en su escuela en Carolina del Norte. Rápidamente la llevaron al hospital … Read more Cómo un programa gubernamental ayudó a mi familia

What to Believe about Medicare-for-All

  By Lynn Gerlach, Green Bay Remember when Donald Trump said that “Nobody knew how complicated healthcare is”? We snickered, because we’d been through the long ACA struggle some years ago with the Obama administration. In fact, it is unlikely most of us truly appreciate the confusing advantages and disadvantages or even the plausibility of … Read more What to Believe about Medicare-for-All