The newest Democrat to put his hat in the ring for the Wisconsin governor’s race is Mike McCabe, the founder and head of the non-profit advocacy group Blue Jean Nation. Prior to his work with Blue Jean Nation, McCabe spent 15 years running the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a group that tracks money in state politics. […]
Wisconsin has its fair share of problems. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation says the problems vary from place to place, from young people drowning in student debt, unsafe drinking water, lack of internet access, racial profiling, mass incarceration, an unlivable minimum wage, and issues in infrastructure, all grow from the same fundamental […]
It’s time for your Democracy Checkup. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean explains why he thinks people have lost faith in the Democratic Party, and why people distrust public institutions.
There are still a lot of big questions that need to be addressed when it comes to Foxconn. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean nation says the most important question asks what basket should Wisconsin be putting our eggs in to? If Wisconsin spends the money, should it be to subsidize a company […]
In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BluJean Nation explains why he believes the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is holding Wisconsin back with a backward way of thinking. The WMC’s philosophy, he says, of lowering the cost of business is a recipe that hasn’t worked for years.
On tonight’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation wants to begin a difficult conversation: abortion. In this commentary, McCabe argues that politicians should spend more time looking for common ground on making abortion unnecessary — from sex education, to birth control, to combating poverty. McCabe says outlawing abortion won’t make the procedure disappear, it […]