NEW PLATEUS The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz's Suicide
The more I read about Aaron Swartz, the more he seemed like a hero from an Ayn Rand novel. Unfortunately, accompanying his Randian hero-like intelligence, moral IQ, and frustration that the rest of th... Posted on 1/15/13 at 9:00 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions:
Just what is the fiscal cliff?
The simple answe... Posted on 11/19/12 at 4:47 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Approachably Abrasive
Have you been to a protest lately? Tea Party? Occupy? Vietnam?
We've all heard how protests are handled in China. Throughout my time there, I had heard from the locals and expats bits and pieces ab... Posted on 4/28/12 at 9:20 AM
WISCONSIN VOICES 2011 Interview Summary
(first published on wivoices.org)
Hundreds of thousands of protestors have descended on the Capitol in Madison, WI in the last year. Tens of thousands of volunteers have mobilized petition drives, me... Posted on 1/17/12 at 4:07 PM
Minnesota News -- There's less than one day left in the legislative session, and Republicans in the Minnesota House are blasting Democrats for passing a bill early this morning (Mon) that increases taxes on high-income Minnesotans and hikes the cigarette tax a dollar-60 per pack.
Minnesota News -- The Minnesota House, Senate and governor’s office agreed to a tax plan Thursday night, four months after the Legislature started and four days before lawmakers must wrap up work for the year.
State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls)_welcomed the Dalai Lama to Wisconsin Tuesday, May 14 during his two-day visit to Madison to give a teaching, take part in a panel discussion at UW-Madison and address a joint session of the State Legislature.
Minnesota News -- Minnesota state Senators have been burning the midnight oil; so far there has been more than 14 hours of debate over the bill that would unionize in-home daycare providers and some other small businesses.
Wisconsin News -- The Dalai Lama plans to speak to Wisconsin legislators today. A 45-minute address is scheduled in the state Assembly chamber around three this afternoon. If you don’t have the Wisconsin Eye channel on your cable system, you can see the Dalai Lama’s address online at the Wisconsin Eye Web site.
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