Republicans—what are they thinking? That’s the theme for today’s show with Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd. First, Senator Jon Erpenbach from the Joint Finance Committee discusses missed opportunities related to the state budget and Wisconsin’s unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime surplus. Why isn’t the state legislature willing to spend it on education, broadband access, and healthcare? Then, John Nichols, […]
Over the weekend, Wisconsin’s Republican lawmakers held their annual state convention in Wisconsin Dells. But, the event was far from serene — as the party’s leaders fielded a two-pronged attack from external and internal political forces. For more, our producer Jonah Chester spoke with Molly Beck, a state politics and government reporter with the Milwaukee […]
Today on the show, we’re joined by journalist Henry Redman to discuss the current state of GOP politics in Wisconsin and what we’re seeing from the post-Trump Republican party at the state level, from last year’s “reopen rallies” to the insurrection at the Capitol and all the conspiracies and scandals in-between. Henry Redman is a […]
On Tuesday morning, the New York Times headline: Election officials nationwide find no fraud. The Times contacted top election officials of both parties in every state and found none reported any major voting issues. But the Wisconsin GOP continues to back President Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in and outside of Wisconsin in a […]
Wall Street Journal reporter Reid Epstein talks about his recent article about the August 14th primary race. A Republican hasn’t won a primary without the state party’s endorsement since 1978. Vukmir has that endorsement, but the race remains close.
Esty Dinur speaks with Lawrence Grossberg about our national culture of anxiety, alienation, and narcissism in the age of Donald Trump. He’s Professor of Media Studies & Cultural Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and author of the new book Under the Cover of Chaos: Trump and the Battle for the American Right from Pluto Press and […]