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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

An outsider's look at how Wisconsin became "the most politically divisive state' in America

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Collective bargain.

Voter ID.

Conceal-carry.

Mining.

Those issues and more roiled Wisconsin politics since Scott Walker became governor and Republicans took control of the legislature.   An historic recall election is just a week and a few days away as of this writing.

 

 

And, the nation is watching.

For an outsider's take on how we got here, check out Dan Kaufman's column from Friday's New York Times.   Coincidentally, the Times has even more on Wisconsin, in an indirect way: a fascinating piece on how mining is flourishing in neighboring Michigan.  Mentioned at the end is the fact that our state legislature didn't clear the way for a mining company to start an iron ore operation up north, a company that is now digging away in the U-P.

 

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