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.
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.