“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
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?
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
By Clete Delvaux, De Pere I have read that a mass shooting occurs every day on average in the U.S. And everyday our president and the Republican-led Senate refuse to do anything to stop this slaughter of American citizens. Instead, they say they will study and debate the issue, hoping that if they delay long … Read more Gun Control?
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
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
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
Bill Loving Green Bay It is tax time. I don’t mind what I pay to the state and federal governments even if it means writing checks for additional taxes some years. That’s because taxes are the price of civilization (Justice Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr., wrote that in 1927 when a foreign corporation objected to paying … Read more Tax Time Thoughts
From Laura Kiefert, Howard, WI Donald Trump is a threat to American democracy, and we are fortunate to have a vast and historically diverse crop of candidates running against him bringing big, new ideas to a demanding and divided base. To defeat Trump, we must all agree the 2020 Presidential election is – first, last … Read more Democrats must stick together
From J. Brown, Green Bay, WI I would like to take a moment to tell you about something that happened in my life recently and how a government program helped my family in the months since. In December my mother suffered an aneurysm at the pre-school where she worked in North Carolina. She was rushed … Read more One story of why we need the ACA