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John Kaufman

Backward Wisconsin

(“Cartoon from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.). During the Progressive Era many organizations were formed to outlaw the child labor that was a feature of Gilded Age industrial […]

A “Living Wage” Lives On

Though a Senate committee approved a bill (3-2 on party lines, no need to say which is which)  to limit “living wage” laws in Wisconsin– a mean-spirited bill aimed at preventing Milwaukee County from approving a new living […]

Gov. Walker as Captain Ahab

The Wisconsin conservative spin machine (call it the whitewashing machine) has been rotating wildly today, making itself dizzier than normal, after yesterday’s release of some damaging email records that seem to confirm that Walker, as Milwaukee […]