On the 4th of July our radio neighbors just a couple notches down the dial at NPR did what they do every 4th of July… they read the declaration of independence over the airwaves. Except this year they accompanied the broadcast with tweets–a lot of them–quoting the whole text 140 characters at a time. On […]
This week on our Democracy Check up, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe discusses education and its importance in the fabric of Wisconsin’s democracy.
Unemployment may be down in Wisconsin, but is the economy up? Not according to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe. This week on our Democracy Check Up, McCabe talks about income inequality, underemployment, and the increasing reality of a jobless economy, which threatens democracy.
Wisconsin has a history of leading the nation in public policy discussion. According to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe, it’s time for Wisconsin to lead the way on healthcare reform. In this week’s Democracy Checkup, we talk healthcare and how the current conversation is falling short.
This week on Democracy Checkup, Mike reminds us about the failed policies of trickle down economics and what Wisconsin needs to do to create more jobs.
“We have to aspire to be first again.” According to Mike McCabe, Wisconsin appears to have lost its ambition to be first, or best. In this commentary, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe discusses our state’s shortcomings, and what we should do to get it back on track.