Jud Lounsbury

Jud Lounsbury

Jud Lounsbury lives on a small farm south of Madison, Wisconsin with his family and writes for and the Uppity Wisconsin blog. Follow him on Twitter: @JudLounsbury

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Sunday, February 23, 2020
'Blue-Collar Boom' Is a Bust
“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” That was the big line from Donald Trump’s Inauguration address , describing a dystopian United States with “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape,” due to bad trade deals that encouraged outsourcing. The...
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"You know how these people lie!" 12 Angry Men (1957). (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Trump’s "Go Back" Racist Epithet; Oh, So Familiar
white person telling a person of color to “go back” to where they came from (usually Africa) is, unfortunately, as common as it is racist. It’s also such a dumb thing to say—especially in a nation where the majority of us came from somewhere else. It’s an epithet that often issues from the lips of...
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Writer E. Jean Carroll recently accused President Donald Trump of assaulting her in a department store more than twenty years ago. (Photo: julieannesmo) Views
Friday, June 28, 2019
Donald Trump, Rapist-In-Chief
"You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the pussy. You can do anything.” We’ve heard this 2005 clip of then-reality TV star Donald...
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Just days after Scott Walker announced that he was the new head of CSNDS, he announced that he also would be working for a group whose primary focus is to defend Republican state legislatures that have gerrymandered their states. (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY) Views
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Scott Walker to Head ‘Slow Moving Coup’ to Repeal-and-Replace U.S. Constitution
Most Americans don’t realize it, but the United States didn’t always have a President. From 1781 to 1789, the nation was governed by the Articles of Confederation, which due to fears about creating another king put all the power in the hands of the states. This quickly became unworkable, so the...
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The Republicans’ plan is fairly obvious—to keep Wisconsin’s government in an unchanging zombie state until 2022, when the Republicans hope to regain control of the governor’s mansion and attorney general’s office. (Photo: Michelle Stocker/Capital Times) Views
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Wisconsin’s GOP Scheme to Keep Scott Walker as Zombie Governor
Imagine if a governor lost in November but then got his cronies in the legislature to pursue a bill he could sign in his final days in office stripping away his successor’s powers and essentially keeping him in charge. That’s basically what’s happening in Wisconsin. The current Republican-...
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"Right now, the Internet is allows users to “surf” wherever they want, with all sites having equal access—accessibility is, by rule, neutral. Imagine, though, if only some sites were accessible with just a click, while others took forever to load?" Views
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Killing Net Neutrality Is the Latest Example of Trump’s Hollow Populism
One of former U.S. Senator’s Paul Wellstone's favorite slogans used to be, “I’m for the little fellers, not the Rockefellers.” When Donald Trump was running for President, his slogan could have been: “I’m the Rockefeller for the little feller.” At every event, he extolled the virtues of being a fat...
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
No, Donald, It IS a Guns Situation
In the 1930s, Prohibition era gangsters including Al Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, and John Dillinger were terrorizing the nation with machine-gun shootouts—with police and each other. Their weapon of choice was the Thompson machine gun , which created a lot of mayhem in a short...
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He comes across like a harmless hybrid of Forrest Gump and Barney Fife, but every once in a while emerges to reveal what’s going on beneath that doofy veneer. It’s pretty terrifying, and usually pretty racist. Views
Friday, September 08, 2017
Sessions Bullies Dreamers, but Illegal Employers? No Problemo
Whew, that Jeff Sessions. He comes across like a harmless hybrid of Forrest Gump and Barney Fife, but every once in a while emerges to reveal what’s going on beneath that doofy veneer. It’s pretty terrifying, and usually pretty racist. This past Tuesday was such an occasion. That’s when our beady-...
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Trump’s Timeline with Russia: Stranger Than Fiction
Dan Rather recently remarked about the current Russia scandal rocking Washington, “If a scriptwriter had approached Hollywood with what we are witnessing, he or she would probably have been told it was way too far-fetched for even a summer blockbuster.” Indeed, if we look back at the timeline of...
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Friday, September 16, 2016
Deplorables—We’ve Been Here Before
Hillary Clinton has been the target of a lot of feigned outrage this week for stating the self-evident: Half of Trump's supporters are attracted to him because of his racism, sexism and many other "isms" that our better angels have rejected as "deplorable." While the characterization of Clinton’s...
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