UW Struggle: Nostradamus in the House Edition

Look mofos, I don’t want to get all Nostradamus on you, but here’s me yesterday: Of course, this points to the real driver here—consumerism. Bills like this, disguised as “gun rights” or “second amendment” initiatives, are really nothing more than product placement for a  specific business interest seeking expanded markets. Guns are no different than […]

UW Struggle: Let’s Pretend We’re Not Talking About Tenure, Ok?

While doing other work, I’ve peripherally absorbed what’s happening at the Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting, and I’m struck by the following tweets: Tenure task force will start work on policy recommendations at next mtg Sept. 17. Want to have full recommendations to board by end of year. — Nico Savidge (@NSavidge) September 11, 2015 Regent […]

UW Struggle: All Clear Edition

There was a credible bomb threat at the Capitol yesterday; just a few days before there was a credible threat to democracy. Both of them have been declared “all clear.” The budget, passed yesterday by the state assembly, waits for Governor Walker’s signature. The document contains innumerable horrors, and although I am deeply invested in […]

UW Struggle: The Banality of Weasels, Part Duex

These people cannot breathe without lying. For a quick journalistic recap, we still don’t know who authored the changes to tenure/layoff provisions that seek to strip earned property rights from a significant number of Wisconsin employees. I do know that before our Independence Day totalitarian turn toward government secrecy, there were multiple open records requests filed […]