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TV Show Celebrates Death

1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is considered one of the best movies of the latter half of the 20th century. It might also mark the birth of the “anti-hero” drama that defines much of the entertainment medium today. The movie portrayed blowing up trains and robbing banks in comedic terms. Two people who […]

Survivor: Our Wisconsin Revolution Edition

As the governor’s race starts to heat up, Our Wisconsin Revolution has offered their followers a chance to participate in a pre-voting process to narrow the field of twelve Democratic candidates they include on their site to find a “People’s Champion.” However, OWR’s ability to meaningfully impact elections is questionable, at best, after its foray […]

Looks Like the Rebecca Dallet Moderation Project Has Begun

By Kevin Binversie “It’s only been a week since her election to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, but it looks as if some in the mainstream Wisconsin media are already doing all they can to convince Badger State residents they didn’t elect a partisan liberal, but a “moderate” to the high court. Chief among these is […]

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Lawmakers Explain Jacque Snub

A quintet of Northeast Wisconsin Republican state representatives are explaining why they chose to endorse a political newcomer over fellow Rep. Andre Jacque in the Republican primary for the vacant 1st district state senate seat. In a rare move, State Representatives Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), John Nygren (R-Marinette), David Steffen (R-Howard), and John […]

Business and Industry

Foxconn Begins Its Outreach to Wisconsin Businesses

With an estimated pot of $1.4 billion in contracts, supply chain placement and jobs for the taking, Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn has begun the process of looking for its local Wisconsin vendors. With construction of a 10,000 acre facility near Mount Pleasant set to begin later this spring, Foxconn is reaching out to Wisconsin-based businesses […]

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Bryce on ICE

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Randy Bryce, the leading Democratic candidate hoping to challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s first congressional district, has called for an end to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to a report in The Hill on Tuesday. “Rather than deporting immigrants who pose a risk […]

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Defendant in Controversial Dallet Sentencing Arrested Again

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A homeless sex offender at the center of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election on April 3 was arrested again last Thursday. Donald Skenandore, who was just given two years in jail for sexually assaulting minor children by Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet, was arrested for failing to meet […]

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Lau Accuses Judges of Seeking Favor With Their Endorsements

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Waukesha County Court Commissioner Laura Lau has an explanation why the more conservative Waukesha County judges are endorsing her opponent, Wisconsin Division of Gaming Administrator Jack Melvin, in the election for Waukesha County circuit court judge. She accuses the judges of putting their ambitions above their judgment. “The [three] […]

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Republicans End Bid to Stop Special Elections

It appears Republicans in the State Legislature and Governor Scott Walker have fully abandoned efforts to stop a pair of special elections to fill vacant legislative seats. On Wednesday, an appellate judge became the third in a week to rule against Walker’s efforts to block the elections, prompting Walker to drop a bid to bring […]

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What Will WI High Court Race Tell Us About November?

The last time a Wisconsin Supreme Court race drew national media attention was 2011. That was in the heat of the battle over Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10 public union reforms. The Left decided to make incumbent Justice David Prosser a surrogate for Walker on the ballot. Prosser narrowly defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg, 50.2% to 49.8%. […]