The consequence of this sleazy quid pro quo system is spending that is out of control
BY ROD BLUM DOUBLE TAKE - RIGHT
Referring to the need for transparency in government, former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, "Sunshine is the best disinfectant."
The judge would be smiling these days since the sun is shining brightly in Madison. Exposed to all voters is the unholy alliance between the Democratic Party and public-sector unions, whose members are paid by taxpayers who make far less in compensation and benefits than those whom their taxes support.
BY RALPH SCHARNAU DOUBLE TAKE - LEFT
Last month, a series of popular uprisings shook dictatorial regimes in North Africa and the Middle East. While Cairo garnered the spotlight abroad, Madison became the flashpoint for another fierce and large-scale uprising.
The Wisconsin eruption came when Republican Gov. Scott Walker fabricated a plan to deal with the state's financial crisis by attacking unionized public employees. He claimed the state was broke and faced a projected $137 million shortfall.