Politics

A space for civil discussion of Wisconsin (and national) politics. People who do not maintain a civil tone or who are threatening will be removed from this space. In this context consider politics in a wide sense - not just inter-party squabbling.

Foxconn on the Chippewa

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Article corrected to reflect which facility will go in which building.

Video of Tammy Baldwin/Bernie Sanders Rally in Eau Claire

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Tammy Baldwin and Bernie Sanders Rally Eau Claire

Over 1000 people attended the Tammy Baldwin rally today in Eau Claire. The guest of honor at the Rally was Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. There were three guest speakers at the event. Senator Baldwin gave a hearty campaign speech touching on multiple issues, particularly touching on healthcare issues and the threat to civil liberties of the new Supreme Court nominee.

Wisconsin Governor Debate on TMJ4 and WisconsinEye

Today's TMJ4 & UW Milwaukee Host Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

For those of you who missed the debate on TV or on-line, here is the debate in its entirety. Thank you to TM4 and WisEye for making this avaiailable to other news outlets. We will continue to bring you information on the candidates and the election as we approach the election.

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court Reading Guide

Re-published from an article at ProPublica

President Trump on Monday night nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate at the end of the month. Kavanaugh is a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best reporting on Kavanaugh.

Primary Elections are Coming! Watch this governor forum

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Eau Claire Governor Forum

The primary elections are coming on August 14. Many issues in Wisconsin will be formed by who you elect to represent you. Your vote in this election and in the November election is important.

Really? Hundreds of Harley-Davidson owners? And they all voted for Trump?

Bikers for Trump Patch

No matter what your opinion on current politics in the US, I think almost everyone can agree that it is often difficult to understand what the current president is trying to say. The new uproar over tariffs and the fallout from them is an example. And living in a state that is going to be particularly hard-hit in this tariff war (take your pick - cranberries, dairy products, soybeans, Harleys, we're suceptible) I am touchy about this. In regard to the Harleys, the president recently said

Keep Families Together in Eau Claire

Keep Families Together Eau Claire

Over 500 people came to Wilson Park in Eau Claire today to protest the border policies of the Trump administration, particularly the separation of families. This is a quick edit of the entire event, the speeches, and the brief march afterward. The speakers brought a powerful message about immigrants, fairness, and the reality of what immigrants face coming to the United States today. 

Hemp Growing Pains

“I, as a licensed hemp grower, cannot get a list of hemp processors in Wisconsin,” wrote Butch Mondeau. He stressed the problem is "a state road block.”