Bruce Jenner has been in the public eye since before winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He has continued living a high profile life on the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which debuted in 2007.
It is not surprising that Jenner’s gender is also in the public eye — by Jenner’s choice and by the actions of others, who are commenting on and projecting about reality TV star’s physical appearance and possible gender-related trajectory.
Gov. Scott Walker’s brazen attempt to delete “truth” and “public service” from the Wisconsin Idea tells us everything we need to know about Walker, his administration, the GOP Legislature, their fat cat donors and their own perverted ideas for Wisconsin.
Since his first state budget in 2011, Walker has targeted public education. Hundreds of millions have been cut from K-12 schools, technical colleges and the university system. This attack is part of a decades-long campaign to defund public education through budget cuts, tuition freezes and transfers of tax dollars to vouchers for private schools, many of them religious.
State Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, has never been a champion of the poor — quite the opposite. She’s one of the most reliable foot soldiers that the Koch-backed American Legislative Exchange Council has in Wisconsin. The Koch’s darling, she’s been on board, if not at the helm of, nearly all the major laws enacted in Wisconsin over the past four years to benefit the Koch’s agenda at the expense of the middle class, the poor and the environment.
Running a theater company is like juggling chain saws — there are endless competing priorities. You want to create a season of works with artistic merit to excite performers and staff. You want works that pack a punch and wow audiences. At the same time, bills must be paid, so it is critical to select shows that will attract a wide audience. The two goals need not be mutually exclusive, but it’s a delicate balance.
It’s easy to find works with strong entertainment value that are certain to do good box office, but they don’t always succeed in other respects. We want to speak directly to the hearts and minds of our audiences, inspiring positive thought, dialogue and change in our world. That is what we believe we were created to do as artists.
The effort to lower wages in America is going to reach new heights in Wisconsin this week. Wall Street billionaires and political extremists are joining together to force a vote on right-to-work legislation which is wrong for Wisconsin hardworking families.
This is a blatant attempt to silence workers’ voices to stop us from speaking out about lower wages and mistreatment at work.
When Milwaukee succeeds, Wisconsin succeeds. Unfortunately, in too many of our Milwaukee neighborhoods, innocent kids are dying, our children lack access to basic human necessities and our neighbors struggle to find jobs.
For far too long, our communities have been crying out in a fever pitch for their elected leaders to address these real problems. However, these calls continue to get paid only lip service by the Wisconsin Republicans who control our state government.
Republican politicians, their corporate patrons and their cheerleaders on hate radio are gearing up to push “right to work” legislation on Wisconsin.
Everyone deserves the right to work. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
For more than a century, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other corporate-right groups have been trying to eliminate labor unions. Corporate chieftains fear that by negotiating fair wages, safe workplace conditions and benefits for workers, unions reduce their profits. They fail to consider that unions might increase their profits by providing them with better-trained and more committed workers.
“There’s a connection between vaccinations and homosexuality. Anybody with eyes can see that. It doesn’t take a doctor to figure that out.”
— SARAH PALIN, former GOP vice presidential candidate and half-term governor of Alaska, speaking on the air with Glenn Beck.
Successful community policing is built on positive relationships between law-enforcement officials and the public. So the results of a recent ACLU of Wisconsin survey about attitudes among Milwaukeeans toward the police are concerning.
Milwaukeeans who live in heavily patrolled black and Latino neighborhoods and who have had contact with the police are less likely to trust law enforcement than people who haven’t had contact with officers. The survey’s subjects were primarily 14 to 24 years old.