This November, Republican incumbent Glenn Grothman will square off against Democrat Jessica King for the right to represent Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district — which includes communities situated between Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee. Grothman won the seat in 2014, prior to which he served in both the Wisconsin state senate and house of representatives for […]
“It’s a logistics story first and foremost, but it’s been reported as a Donald Trump story,” says journalist Alex Shephard of all the recent reporting on the United States Postal Service. “When you look at the full story of why the USPS is in crisis, it’s much more complicated and interesting.” Today on the show, […]
With the impeachment proceedings in the final stages, today Ali spends the hour with political scientist Sarah Binder to learn about the impeachment process in a historical context and try to make sense of what this moment could mean for American political institutions and the voting public. Sarah Binder is a professor of political science […]
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with Lindsay Koshgarian, research director at the National Priorities Project, about the federal budget. The National Priorities Project is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that strives to make the federal budget accessible to the public. Ms. Koshgarian’s primary focus at the NPP is how the decades-long policy of outsized military budgets […]
In May, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan held a national approval rating of just 25%, similar to the low approval numbers of the Congress he leads. But Ryan continues to win elections by staggering margins, so who can possibly beat him? One former ironworker in eastern Wisconsin believes he can. Bryce, a blue collar […]
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.