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Has Wisconsin Stopped “Falling”?

We talk to Dan Kaufman, author of “The Fall of Wisconsin” about his research and reporting about Wisconsin’s political landscape over the last 15 years.

Then we ask, how do you react when you don’t understand something? Do you move on? Try to understand? Or get angry and want to destroy it?

Guest: Dan Kaufman

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Maybe Wisconsin Has Stopped Falling

Dan Kaufman joins us, who is the author of the book “The Fall of Wisconsin”, an outstanding and poignant account of the era of conservative conquest in the state, which was published in 2018.

In fact, if it weren’t for Dan’s book, there may have never been an As Goes Wisconsin since that’s what piqued Kristin’s interest in Wisconsin politics back in 2019 when she was still living in Brooklyn.

Check out her first ever video about Wisconsin politics back from spring 2019:

Take some time to listen to our interview and also check out his most recent pieces in The New Yorker about our Supreme Court Race.

How Do You React When You Don’t Understand Something?

How do you react when you don’t understand something? Do you:

  1. Acknowledge you don’t understand it and go on with your day?
  2. Seek to learn more about it?
  3. Let it anger you and want to destroy it
  4. Or are you a combination of all three depending on what it is you aren’t understanding?

Kristin came across this poignant tiktok that outlines an experience this man had in Minnesota that is really a allegory for so much of the anger that’s happening in our culture wars right now.

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so what kind of person are you? #lgbtq #gaytiktok #stitch w/ @dylanmulvaney 🤥

♬ original sound - robbie scott

Speaking of Things We Don’t Understand…

Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a hospital could not be forced to give a deworming drug to a patient with COVID-19, saying a county judge did not cite a legal basis for ordering the facility to administer ivermectin.

The Wisconsin lawsuit is one of dozens filed across the country seeking to force hospitals to administer ivermectin for COVID-19. The drug is commonly used in cattle and also approved for human use to fight parasites and certain skin conditions. But some members of online alternative medicine groups have reported self-administering highly concentrated, veterinary grade ivermectin to treat illnesses. The FDA warns that self-administering the drug, especially in doses intended for animals, can be lethal.

In Tuesday’s ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 6-1 in favor of Aurora Health Care, with three liberals and three conservatives in support and only conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley dissenting.

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