In Privatizing Prison Nurses, Bruce Rauner Shows Depth of GOP Ideology

      Sometimes, it’s the big and obvious stories (like, say, delegating your son-in-law to handle Iraq, because “the kid had a globe as a child”) that reveal the whole ballgame. Sometimes it is obvious. But most of the time, the real roots of an ideology are hidden at the margins, small-seeming and usually […]

The Flowers of Trumpism: In Illinois, The Far-Right Comes Grabbling From The Ground

  On Friday, word started getting around Twitter and various Illinois blogs that Jeanne Ives, Republican challenger to Bruce Rauner, had released a strange, offense ad titled “Benedict Rauner.” In it, she was supposed to discuss how Rauner “sold out” his constituents by pandering to the worst people in Illinois: feminists, immigrants, LGBTQ. It actually […]

Waukesha Diversion Week: What Waukesha Wants

Waukesha Diversion Week! Part I: The Great Lakes And the Future Water Wars Part II: Geology In Human Affairs   To the city of Waukesha, that unassuming Milwaukee suburb, the request seemed like a no-brainer, and coming as it did before the Great Lakes Compact was signed, seemed like a sure bet. The aquifer from […]