Posts Tagged: Wisconsin
Lorrie Moore writes an extensive ode to her weird home state of Wisconsin, and its newest national sensation, the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. The well-acclaimed Wisconsin author’s viewpoint on the series and its setting is interesting, to say the least, and well-deserving of its patented Lorrie Moore Exclamation Points....more
We Are Wisconsin—The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen is a 300-page compilation of writings—from articles to tweets—that sprung from the Madison protest. This piece explores the impetus to archive and the questions raised in the book....more
At least, this is how you answer it if you’re a university. Here’s some brief backstory–Wisconsin Republicans want the emails of a University of Wisconsin professor because he wrote a blog post critical of Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill. Here’s how the university responded, according to Talking Points Memo....more
If you scan the front pages of major news websites this morning, you might not know that anything happened in Wisconsin last night.
The MSNBC website has a small piece low on the right column titled “Wis. Senate OKs anti-union bill with no Dems present.” At the NY Times, you have to scroll down to find this headline: “Wisconsin Assembly Set to Approve Limits on Union Bargaining,” which completely skips the legislative legerdemain that Wisconsin Republicans wove last night....more
It’s been interesting watching the conventional wisdom turn on this story. It’s been a rare feeling for me lately–union member, progressive, educator–to see the public come around to my way of thinking on a subject. The euphoria of early 2009 has more than faded, trust me....more