Sam Morateck

More on Evers and Teachers Behaving Badly

Media Trackers has learned that in three cases of teacher licence revocation, the offenses had been brought to the attention of the State Department of Public Instruction years earlier, but no action occurred until State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers was under scrutiny from the GOP in relation to the Andrew Harris case. Evers is currently […]

SPLC Apology Dings Media Schimel Criticism

The Southern Poverty Law Center, most commonly known for tracking “hate groups,” was recently forced to publicly apologize after losing a law suit for including Maajid Nawaz in their “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.” This is not the first time their credibility has been challenged, as their “hate group” list contains many questionable categories such as […]

Baldwin Admits Double Standard On Family Separation Issue

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The do-nothing record of Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was on full display on CNN on Wednesday when she was asked what she did to oppose the border-control family separation policy when President Barack Obama was in office. “As so many people in this country were certainly outraged by the […]

Dems Rip Walker Jobs Creation Record Amid Worker Shortage

Gov. Scott Walker and officials of Green Bay Packaging Inc. earlier this week released a statement announcing a $500 million dollar investment in a new Northeast Wisconsin facility that would bring in 200 jobs around the state. However, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin criticized Walker’s involvement in the announcement, calling it a move to “distract […]

Kwik Trip Fights to Keep Unfair Sales Act

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A law that is supposed to protect “mom and pop” grocery stores is now being used by one of the largest independently held convenience store chains in the country as a marketing tool to sell more beer. Kwik Trip, a gas station and convenience store chain with more than […]

Liberals Use Violent Imagery on Walker, Vukmir

A liberal group is being criticized for its imagery of a target on Governor Scott Walker and state Senator Leah Vukmir. The image on a Citizen Action of Wisconsin podcast shows a target with an arrow or spear over Walker and Vukmir with the message: “open political season.” Walker is seeking re-election, Vukmir is a […]

Renard’s Absence Makes 1SD Race Less Complicated for GOP

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader The race for the vacant 1st Senate District Seat became less complicated for Republicans Friday, when Alex Renard did not file nominating papers for the August primary. Friday was the filing deadline. Renard was defeated by State Representative Andre Jacque in May for the Republican nomination in a special […]

WI Civics 101: Voters Change The State Constitution

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader News this week that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson will not seek another ten year term on the court next year was hardly unexpected; she apparently has been dealing with health issues of late.  But her decision is significant nonetheless. The open seat likely will be hotly contested […]

WI GOP House Candidate’s Ads Disappear from Facebook

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Steve Toft is already facing tough odds in the race against Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI03), but now he has Facebook against him, too. Mysteriously and without explanation, Toft’s ads were pulled from Facebook over the Memorial Day weekend for “Unauthorized Political Content” even though they met all of Facebook’s […]

Figures Don’t Lie But…

New data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Minnesota has now passed Wisconsin in terms of total jobs, however many factors are at play in the way the data has been interpreted. Also, in reaction to the study, many are using the data to compare conservative Gov. Scott Walker with liberal Minnesota […]