Democracy in the United States of America is under assault. What’s happening before our eyes is the greatest threat posed to our democratic institutions since a civil war nearly tore us apart almost 160 years ago. Everywhere we look today, there are flashing red warning lights going off that indicate we are well down the path towards becoming an authoritarian country. Let’s briefly dive into … Continue reading American democracy is on the verge of collapse
October 31, 2019 With us quickly approaching the one year mark to the 2020 Presidential election, I wanted to reflect on the events that transpired on that fateful day three years ago when it felt like our world turned upside down. In the fall of 2016, I was going through my third and final year of law school at UW-Madison. While I was a student, … Continue reading Reflecting on Election Day 2016: A Call to Action.
Voter suppression is a massive issue that we face as we head into the 2020 election. Wisconsin has been ground zero for Republican efforts to suppress the vote. In 2016, those efforts were successful in lowering turnout in just enough key targeted areas of the state that Donald Trump was able to win by less than a quarter percent of the vote over Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading Wisconsin Republicans Voter Suppression Efforts Must be Fought. Help Us Combat That Ahead of 2020.
One of the most frustrating things to watch over the past several months has been the Democratic Party’s reluctance to go head-first into impeachment proceedings. Democratic leadership in the House, as well as several members of the U.S. Senate, have been afraid to impeach the President because they fear how the politics of it may play out. That is absurd! I did a Twitter thread … Continue reading Democrats Can’t Be Afraid of Impeachment. The Stakes are Too High.
Wisconsin Republican State Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos (Rochester), appeared to blame a drop in test scores in math and reading proficiency in the state on public schools this week. Vos’s comment came in response to the Department of Public Instruction releasing their annual study on how students performed during the 2018-19 school year on standardized testing in math and reading proficiency. The study found that … Continue reading Blame Wisconsin Republicans, Not Schools, For Falling Test Scores
September 11, 2019 To say things changed in our country on September 11, 2001 is an understatement. That day touched the lives of all of us, especially those of us who were old enough remember where we were and what were doing. I was in the fourth grade when 9-11 happened. It was a school day. We were only in the first few days of … Continue reading Journal Entry #6: Remembering September 11, 2001.
September 8, 2019 Health care is one of the most talked about policy areas when it comes to federal and state government. However, it’s more than just an issue to me, and tens of millions of other Americans. It’s personal. Last week I shared the story with you of how I got interested and involved in politics. This week, I’d like to discuss one of … Continue reading Journal Entry #5: Health Care is Personal To Me
The Wisconsin GOP has done an incredible job of turning what was once a very-competitive state, at the state and local level, into one of the most partisan and undemocratic states in the country. The reason? Gerrymandering. How We Got Here Republicans operatives launched a plan in the wake of their massive electoral losses in the 2008 elections to try and put themselves in position … Continue reading Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin Has Created an Unaccountable Legislature That Ignores the Will of the People
Donald Trump’s trade war is threatening to plunge our country into a recession. President Trump has spent much of his first three years in office fighting with the Chinese government and other countries over trade policy. It was a fight that the President picked on the misguided belief that punitive actions would force other countries he was “negotiating” with to make concessions to the United … Continue reading Trump’s Trade War is Leading Our State and Our Country Towards Disaster
A lot of ink in recent months has been dedicated to trying to predict what the electoral landscape may look like next fall ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election. One of the most commonly discussed and highlighted aspects of the election is that, if the election were held today, the Electoral College would likely come down to the same states that were ultimately decisive to … Continue reading It’s Too Early To Be Making Conclusive Statements About How the 2020 Election Will Play Out