Next summer, Milwaukee will host the Republican National Convention in July and Chicago will host the Democratic National Convention in August. Members of the public must work together over the course of the next two years to prevent acts of violence leading up to, during, and after both of these high-profile events. This is not … A Public Pact Against Political Violence
While the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Madison mayoral races are reason enough to vote in the spring election, I strongly encourage my eastside Madison neighbors to learn more about the candidates running for seats on the Common Council. As a secretary for my neighborhood association and a one-time interim alder candidate, I cannot stress enough … Council races and communicative candidates
It’s fall — arguably Wisconsin’s best season. That means a boundy of harvests, and jump scares, and the joy of another election. At the mention of politics, does your heart fill with optimism or dread? Do you imagine a leader inspiring hope, or a litany of ads and emails bombarding daily life? Democracy shouldn’t feel … Turning a new leaf
A majority of people living in the United States are not happy with our many levels of government. Perennial dissatisfaction has solidified into disgust and popular anger. These feelings are so omnipresent — across all regions, generations, and political ideologies — that it is the central character of our national mood. And it’s absolutely justified. … Inevitable Revolution
The state legislature gaveled in and out of a special session on the budget surplus. In doing so, the majority party again demonstrated their disdain for discourse and debate. Do they fear good ideas? Clearly not, because there are plenty of popular ideas that have no shot of becoming law right now, such as expanding … State legislators fear the people
Leading Republicans just formally condoned the use of force and violence to advance political and social aims. That may or may not surprise you, but it does make very clear that a large faction of Americans will support, contribute to, or simply be silent to future treason and coups. The willingness to use violence to … Decrying authoritarian turns is inadequate
A letter seeking more public commons for open discourse.
A call to establish a vision for what citizens should contribute to democracy.
Simply a thanks for getting a chance to hear from one of my heroes.
My desire for discourse and debate to be the foundation of our politics and policy.
My thoughts on how to improve a annual local event.
My belief that a country is the people, and they should be celebrated.
My appeal to spend your money according to your moral compass.