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John Frederick Kaufman: The radical humanism of the Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea, a humanist bulwark against corporate greed and anti-intellectualism, has been pretty much erased over the years.

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John Frederick Kaufman: The radical humanism of the Wisconsin Idea

Workers stuck paying plush AFL-CIO union salaries

AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., used money taken from workers to pay union officers and employees an average of $89,328 during fiscal 2014.

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Workers stuck paying plush AFL-CIO union salaries

Corporate Lobby ALEC Aims at U.S. City Councils With New Group

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded nonprofit that promotes a free- market agenda through state legislatures, has spawned an offshoot to press its case through local governments.

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Corporate Lobby ALEC Aims at U.S. City Councils With New Group

Hiroshi Kanno: Use your vote to stem income inequailty

Dear Editor: You've no doubt heard "the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer." What is new is that the middle class is getting poorer too.

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Hiroshi Kanno: Use your vote to stem income inequailty

Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape

Library director Paula Kiely called The Standard a "new, modern library structure … which is really state of the art when it comes to public libraries." Yesterday, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a media walk-through of the library space and developer HSI Properties took everyone upstairs to see one of the apartments, too.

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Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape

Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Released, Brings …

The Occupy Wall Street activist spoke to reporters outside the Rikers Island jail complex, saying she will work to make sure the voices of the women she met there "reach outside the prison system."

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Illinois Unions See Repeat of Walker in Rauner’s Run

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Illinois… Read More Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, is greeted by supporters at a campaign stop in Carbondale, Ill, on Jan. 7, 2014.

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Illinois Unions See Repeat of Walker in Rauner’s Run

Is YouTube a driver for social movements like Occupy Wall Street?

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Social media such as YouTube videos provide a popular and flexible venue for online activism. How two different social protest movements—Occupy Wall Street and the Proposition 8 same sex marriage initiative—utilized YouTube, and their success in engaging activists are explored in an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

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Is YouTube a driver for social movements like Occupy Wall Street?

More Misleading Attacks by Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren, Occupy Wall Street’s favorite senator, is getting another round of praise from liberals for a speech she gave at the AFL-CIO convention on Sept. 8. It’s one more reason the Massachusetts Democrat, just elected in November, is being mentioned as a future presidential contender.

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More Misleading Attacks by Elizabeth Warren

After Ryan unveils budget proposal, Democrats immediately reject it

Despite a ballyhooed charm offensive by President Barack Obama, political leaders continued talking past each other on Tuesday in proposing partisan ideas on taxes and spending that have zero chance of winning congressional approval.

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After Ryan unveils budget proposal, Democrats immediately reject it