Politics

Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
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Lake Effect's Judy Steininger says it's something considerably lighter than its military weight that Russia may soon start throwing around.

Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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Politics & Government
5:05 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Wisconsin Group Advocates for Higher Minimum Wage

Many Wisconsinites agree with raising the minimum wage, but don't want to raise it to $10 an hour.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of the Milwaukee-based organization, Wisconsin Jobs Now.

As was expected, President Obama unveiled his plan to hike the minimum wage for people hired on federal contracts, during the State of the Union address last night. 

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Politics & Government
4:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Blasts Republicans, But Compliments Rep. Paul Ryan

Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., in June 2012
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee.

Though Congress has managed to break Washington gridlock to pass an Omnibus spending bill, Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says most Republicans "would like to carry us back to a point in time when government does practically nothing."

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Politics & Government
5:22 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

ESSAY: Unpacking Sen. Ron Johnson's Comments and Lawsuit over 'Obamacare'

Essayist Avi Lank on health care

When U.S. Senator Ron Johnson announced he was suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, a lot was made over the difference of opinion within Republican circles over the suit. 

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Politics & Government
12:57 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Report: Wisconsin's Judicial Elections Are Among Nation's Nastiest

A new report says outside money and polarizing politics in elections are hurting the reputation of Wisconsin's judicial system.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Mississippi Supreme Court justice Oliver Diaz.

A recent report puts Wisconsin in its "Hall of Shame" for the nasty nature of its state judicial campaigns, thanks to outside money and political pressure.

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