News Articles By Mary Bottari

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
01 December 2014
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is walking and talking a lot like he is running for President of the United States. The Wisconsin governor who famously told his cabinet that he was inspired by Ronald... more
10 November 2014
As humorist Andy Borowitz predicted, billionaires retained control of the U.S. government. But the result is no joke. These folks are not your run-of-the-mill billionaires, they are billionaires... more
07 November 2014
Coauthored by Jonas Persson In Richmond, CA, three seats on the City Council were up for election; the city also stood to elect a new mayor. Nothing unusual in this, perhaps, was it not for... more
31 October 2014
Wisconsin AG Candidate Brad Schimel has said he wants to sue the EPA to stop new rules limiting coal fired emissions, citing "federal overreach." Now those who want him to do that are pouring on... more
30 October 2014
On November 4, Wisconsin voters will decide if the state constitution should be amended to require that "revenues generated by use of the state transportation system be deposited into a... more


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