Jerry Bader

Foxconn Gets WI Dems in Touch With Their Inner-Xenophobe

Here is how the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “xenophobe:” one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin. Merriam-Webster may want to consider including the Democratic Party of Wisconsin logo with that definition. In response to Governor Scott Walker’s Monday signing of the Foxconn incentive package, a quartet of democratic legislative […]

Baldwin Receives FEC Inquiry into Possible Excessive Campaign Donations

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s campaign has until Wednesday to respond to a Federal Elections Commission inquiry into possible excessive, prohibited and impermissible campaign contributions.  According to the notice, the Baldwin campaign appears to have received excessive contributions totaling $179, 701.99: Excessive Contributions from Individuals: $94,802 Excessive Contributions from Committees: $73,900 Excessive Contributions from Committees Not […]

Green Bay Press Gazette Seems Pretty Excited about Gallagher Challenger

It is indeed newsworthy when someone announces they will be challenging a sitting member of Congress. But the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s handling of a Democrat announcing he will challenge 8th District Congressman Mike Gallagher includes what appear to be several indicators of enthusiasm on the paper’s part. Brown County assistant district attorney Beau Liegeois is […]

WI Assembly Dems Pivotal Moment: The Antifa Resolution

Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly will soon face a moment of reckoning: do they reject violence as political discourse from anyone who perpetrates it? Last month the Assembly approved a resolution authored by Majority Leader Jim Steineke that called out white supremacists by name for violence at Charlottesville, Virginia. Steineke has now authored a resolution calling […]

One Wisconsin Now Defends antifa Violence

A seemingly innocuous resolution authored by Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke condemning recent violence by the anarchist group “Antifa” has put some on the Wisconsin Left on edge. Last month Steineke was lead author on a resolution condemning white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia(White supremacists had violent clashes with Antifa there). It read, in part: Whereas, […]

So Who Are the “Environmentalists” Opposing WI Mining?

Environmentalists are expected to pack a public hearing in Ladysmith today, opposing legislation to repeal a moratorium on mining in Wisconsin. Mining supporters say it can be done safely and will be a boon to the state economy. They point to the closed Flambeau mine as a success story. Opponents claim mining will harm the […]

Tony Evers and “Immoral Conduct”

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is hitting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers for his decision three years ago not to revoke the license of a teacher who had watched pornography at school. Middleton Teacher Andrew Harris was fired in 2010 after he and other teachers looked at sexually explicit images at school. But an arbitrator ruled […]

Podcast: What Reviving Mining Would Mean to Northern Wisconsin

As debate is expected to heat up over lifting Wisconsin’s moratorium on sulfide mining,  Florence County Director of Economic Development Wendy Gehlhoff spoke with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Friday on how vital resumption of mining would be to her region. A public hearing on a bill co-sponsored by Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative […]

Irony Alert: DPW Claim about Nicholson Politifact Piece False

U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson’s conversion from Democrat to Republican in the early 2000’s has already become a campaign issue even though Nicholson, at the moment, is the only announced Republican candidate for the 2018 GOP primary. One particular element of that conversion continues to haunt Nicholson; whether or not he voted for a democratic […]