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 […]
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.
“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.
BlueJean Nation’s Mike McCabe is considering a run for governor. The possibility sprang up when 190 community leaders across the state to signed a letter drafting the WORT volunteer to run. On this Democracy Checkup we hear about Mike’s travels across the state, far from the halls of the capitol.
In this week’s Democracy Checkup, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe talks about the failed election strategies of today’s politicians. He says instead of going to the same old playbook, elected officials need to do more to connect with voters.