Dear Commie, Why is everyone obsessed with 19th and early 20th century European politics and should I care even a little? Sincerely, Over the Eurocentrism Dear Understandably Over It, Should you care? Yes. Before I explain why this history matters, … Continue reading European History: Who Cares?
Cartoon by Corey Alexander Forbe’s pegs Epic CEO Judy Faulkner’s net worth at $4.3 billion. It’s hard to calculate the average salary of an Epic worker because there’s wide variation in pay across jobs. For example, among the employee-reported salaries … Continue reading February Political Cartoon
By Karl Locher During the infamous lame duck legislative session in the closing days of 2018, the Wisconsin legislature passed a breathtakingly reactionary agenda. The rapid move to limit the power of the incoming Evers administration was the object of … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Brutal Cuts to Medicaid Prove Necessity of Medicare for All
By Paul Buhle The Wisconsin Uprising of 2011-12 was so unexpected, so inspired and inspiring, and the thumping defeat that followed so disheartening, that the whole series of events now threatened to become a phantom memory, almost unreal. The idea … Continue reading Remembering the Uprising
By Mary E. Croy Eight bills and not even a band aid in sight. As homelessness continues to soar in Wisconsin, the Republican led legislature refuses to take action. There have been eight bills proposed, and only one is even … Continue reading Homelessness: Austerity leads to Blindness
By Clare Michaud Imagining an ecosocially just world requires us to look at making radical changes to myriad aspects of our everyday (American) lives. Working toward an ecosocialist society would implicate everything from resource extraction and waste disposal to access … Continue reading An Ecosocialist Madison Is an Equitable Madison
Dear Commie, How do you pronounce bourgeois? What’s up with this word? Thanks, Bad with Words Dear Bad with Words, “Bourgeois” is pronounced like boo-jwah. Maybe you’ve heard someone call something expensive “bougie”? Same thing. It comes from the word … Continue reading Bourgeoisie?
By: Allen Ruff The Madison area’s current campaign to stop the stationing of twenty F-35 attack jets at Truax Field/Dane County Airport demands the active support of all socialists. The local and global issues related to the proposed base should … Continue reading Socialists Must Fight the War Machine at Home
By Mary E. Croy Trump trumpeted the technology manufacturing deal with Taiwanese company Foxconn as the “eighth wonder of the world” when company executives visited the White House, according to then Chief of Staff and Wisconsin GOP insider Reince Priebus. … Continue reading Foxconn: We Want Our Money Back!