Wisconsin has its fair share of problems. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation says the problems vary from place to place, from young people drowning in student debt, unsafe drinking water, lack of internet access, racial profiling, mass incarceration, an unlivable minimum wage, and issues in infrastructure, all grow from the same fundamental […]
It’s time for your Democracy Checkup. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean explains why he thinks people have lost faith in the Democratic Party, and why people distrust public institutions.
There are still a lot of big questions that need to be addressed when it comes to Foxconn. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean nation says the most important question asks what basket should Wisconsin be putting our eggs in to? If Wisconsin spends the money, should it be to subsidize a company […]
On tonight’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation wants to begin a difficult conversation: abortion. In this commentary, McCabe argues that politicians should spend more time looking for common ground on making abortion unnecessary — from sex education, to birth control, to combating poverty. McCabe says outlawing abortion won’t make the procedure disappear, it […]
A lot of what is made and sold is designed to be discarded after a single use. Is the same thing happening to workers? Are people disposable? As automation rises, jobs seem to be surrendered to machines. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation discusses the need for government support in the age of […]
In this week’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe explains the features of the new Jim Crow laws — the forms of oppression that aim to keep racial minorities out of the game, from monopolizing political speech, racial profiling, and discriminatory practices.