Joe Biden has been involved in DC politics since 1972, when he was elected to the Senate. Now as president-elect, all eyes are on Biden as he assembles the key players in his administration—and it’s looking an awful lot like Obama-era, business-as-usual politics, much to the disappointment of more progressive voters. Today, we’re joined by […]
Earlier this year, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow defeated former Dane County Board supervisor David Blaska in the general election for seat 4 on the Madison school board. On today’s episode, Ali and Dave meet in the studio for a frank discussion of their political differences, covering topics like race, gender, sexual violence, abortion, and gerrymandering, […]
It’s no secret people are frustrated with our two major political parties. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation discusses why the parties need to change their ways to realign with where the country is going, and not where we’ve been.
Wisconsin will soon vote to be the 30th state to call for a constitutional convention, with the intention of drafting a “balanced budget amendment.” Behind the effort is the American Legislative Exchange Council. Democratic State Representative Chris Taylor joined Tony to talk about the dangers of the process, as well as how Wisconsin Democrats are […]
In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation talks party platforms. What’s the purpose? McCabe states party platforms are only relevant to a few thousand delegates for one week a year during the party convention. The excessively verbose documents, he says, are really scaffolds, not platforms.
Allen Ruff interviews journalist and political commentator Thomas Frank , author of the recent “Listen, Liberal or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People.” The book gives a historical look at the rise of the “professional class” in the Democratic Party, the abandonment of the party’s traditional popular base, and the results.