Why do we Vote on Tuesdays?

What’s Sacred about Tuesday? Turns out… nothing. For almost 200 years, Americans have been voting on Tuesdays. We don’t really question it, but instead accept that by some act of fate Tuesdays are when we decide who represents us in government. However, there is a reason for this seemingly random day to vote. There isn’t […]

Dairy Farmer for a Day

Farmer for A Day (1)

It’s hard to appreciate dairy farmers when you don’t really know what they do June is Dairy Appreciation Month. But instead of just serving lip service, Kristin decided to get down in the dirt (and the cow poop) and visit a real Wisconsin Dairy Farm for the first time since her 3rd grade field trip. […]

Wisconsin’s Handout for the Rich

Corporate Welfare

A little-known Wisconsin tax credit “The Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit” allows state manufacturers to pay almost nothing in income taxes despite their high revenues. Worse, the credit is largely distributed to people that are already millionaires. Talk about watering plants in the rain! The Manufacturing Credit not only makes the state lose out on millions […]

Up North Podcast w. Pat, Kristin and Kirk

Up North Podcast

Every Wednesday from 7-8pm, Kristin teams up with Northern Wisconsin natives Pat Kreitlow and Kirk Bangstad, to talk Wisconsin politics and culture through the lens of being Up North. You can listen to it live at Devil’s Radio 92.7 fm Subscribe and never miss an episode: YouTube | Spotify | Apple Podcast | RSS Ep. 11: The Laundry List of Badness […]

The Burden of Registering to Vote

registering to vote

In America, who gets to be a voter? Well, thanks to the 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments, every US citizen who is 18 years old on or before Election Day can cast a ballot, but you also have to meet your state’s residency requirements. You also need to register to vote by your state’s voter […]

Pop Quiz: Voter Fraud

POP QUIZ: How many cases of potential voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election have Wisconsin election officials found? Nearly 3.3 million Wisconsinites voted in the 2020 presidential election election. How many cases of potential voter fraud were found?* 7,200 2,700 720 27 *According to documents obtained by The Associated Press under Wisconsin’s open record […]

Is America Still a Democracy?

Democracy – A system of government that bases its legitimacy on the participation of its people. America’s been doing this democracy thing for a while now but we have not always been great at the “participation of all its people” part. Even today, we’re the only advanced democracy that deliberately discourages its people from voting. […]

Model Legislations: Government-Sponsored by Special Interests

Those bills you often see introduced to local legislature might not even be applicable to your state. In fact, they could be paid for by a lobbying special interest group or corporation. Lawmakers are cheating on your vote with money and have been doing so for years. But journalists have stopped letting those suspicious late-night […]

Amtrak could finally connect Madison and Milwaukee

The Obvious Missed Connection If Amtrak receives the $80 billion in funding from President Biden’s infrastructure bill, this Milwaukee train station could see a whole lot more action. Amtrak recently released an “aspirational” plan for nationwide growth over the next 15 years and that growth would bring some welcome additions to Wisconsin, including new routes […]

What’s Up with the Draft during COVID?

This week we cover: The Green Bay Packers draft choices New beer from Ale Asylum Governor Tony Evers turning the dial Wood Shop Guillotines Two new economic plans The fact that cats are a**holes The Green Bay Packers draft choices Despite sports being canceled, for now, Packers fans are still finding a way to come […]