Wisconsin recall aftermath: democracy wins

The recall is over, and Scott Walker won. 2.4 million people voted, which was a historic, record turnout, far exceeding 2010 numbers (2.1m) though still short of the turnout for the presidential election in 2008 (2.8m).One of the enduring chants heard by the Wisconsin protesters was, "This what democracy looks like." That was always true, irrespective of the outcome of the recall election. Had Tom Barrett prevailed last night, there would have been well-deserved triumphalism on the part of … [Read more...]

On, Wisconsin!

Today is a historic day for Wisconsin, and the country: the first recall election in the post-Citizens United world. I will have commentary about the significance of the election itself tomorrow, but for today I just want to say: GET OUT AND VOTE! Participate in this amazing exercise of democracy, no matter what side of the fence you are on.If you're liberal like myself, and prefer a Governor who isn't under criminal investigation for corruption, please vote for Tom Barrett for Governor … [Read more...]