News Articles By Mary Bottari

17 February 2015
Gail Collins, the award-winning New York Times columnist, riled the right-wing echo chamber this weekend with a one-sentence error in an opinion piece on Scott Walker. What did she do that got the... more
12 February 2015
Dr. Evil is back. Richard Berman and his phony front group Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, get it?) released a bizarre video "Breaking Up with Fossil Fuels is Hard to Do" criticizing climate... more
09 February 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jonas Persson Budget bills are for bean counters. They are not supposed to be for major policy initiatives such as destroying public sector unions or upending the University... more
06 February 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jonas Persson Madison -- This week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got tripped up by the truth. First Walker announced he was going to slash $300 million from the... more
27 January 2015
In 2014, as March drew to an end but the cold Wisconsin winter refused to let go, State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) stopped at his favorite after-work hangout to relax after a long session... more
13 January 2015
Democrats appear to have learned some lessons from their 2014 mid-term whipping. Numerous analysts said the lack of a coherent Democratic message to address the problem of stagnating wages and a... more
12 January 2015
Mary Bottari and Jonas Persson Two trade organizations affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial corporate bill mill, filed suit on December 16 against the City... more
08 January 2015
After more than four decades of producing some of the most hard-hitting news shows and documentaries ever aired on public television, Bill Moyers concluded his last show with a message to a... more
05 January 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jessica Mason For almost 40 years, Wisconsin's judges have been working without a mandatory retirement age. But all of a sudden, some state GOP leaders have decided that this... more
11 December 2014
The New York Times called it "a textbook Washington play: use a must-pass bill, on the eve of the holidays, as a vehicle for changing unrelated policies." The liberal Senator from Massachusetts,... more

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