Ruth Conniff

Ruth Conniff

Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Examiner. She formerly served as Editor-in-chief of The Progressive Magazine, and opened the Progressive’s office in Washington, DC, during the Clinton Administration, where she made her debut as a political pundit on CNN’s Capital Gang Sunday and Fox News. Se moved to Oaxaca, Mexico, for a year in 2017, where she covered U.S./Mexico relations, the migrant caravan, and Mexico’s efforts to grapple with Donald Trump. Follow her on Twitter: @rconniff

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Citizens Struggle in the Shadow of the RNC
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Monday, August 27, 2012
In Tampa, Newt Gingrich, Scott Walker Plug Supply-Side Economics
On Day One of the Republican Convention, Newt Gingrich hosted a special Newt University session in a Hyatt hotel near the convention center.
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Monday, August 06, 2012
Tragedy in Wisconsin and Our Out-of-Control Gun Policies
The shooting rampage Sunday at the Wisconsin Sikh Temple outside Milwaukee has got to prompt serious soul-searching about our out-of-control gun policies in this country.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Recall Fever in Wisconsin But No Sign Yet of a Barn-Stormin' Obama
With the polls tightening and the energy picking up, the recall drive against Governor Scott Walker has shifted into high gear with six days to go before the June 5 election. Scott Walker and Tom Barrett filed their campaign finance reports with the Government Accountability Board Tuesday afternoon.
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Elizabeth Warren Is Scary!
The Republicans are trying to sink Elizabeth Warren by linking her to the Occupy Wall Street protests. But the nation's top financial reformer is not backing down.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wisconsin Recalls: Ds 2, Rs 0
These races can legitimately give ordinary citizens hope for democracy. But make no mistake what we are up against: The hijacking and looting of our society by wealthy, well organized corporate interests. Wisconsin's summer recall elections are over, and the tally is: Democrats--2, Republicans--0. That leaves the state senate divided by just one Republican vote, and increases pressure on state Republicans to break ranks with their divisive leader, Governor Scott Walker.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
ALEC, Republicans Beat Up On Kids in Special Ed
Republican lawmakers and corporations have a new target: kids in special ed.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Republicans' 'Naked Power Grab' in Wisconsin
Senator Chris Larson of Milwaukee summed up the Republicans' rush to pass their redistricting maps in Wisconsin during a special session on Tuesday, July 19: "This is a straight-up power grab," he said. "We've had ten days to look at something that is going to impact the next ten years," Larson added. "This is the only day we're here, in special session, and the only reason is to lock in power."
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
ALEC Exposed: How Corporations Are Taking Over Our Democracy
Today the Center for Media and Democracy rolled out a new web site, ALEC Exposed , based on a massive leak of information from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the powerful coalition of corporations, rightwing foundations, and state legislators who have been literally writing the laws at the state level to push their pro-business, anti- democracy agenda.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011
In the Midst of Economic Destruction, Inspiration
As things go from bad to worse in Wisconsin and other states, with massive cuts to schools, medical care, voter rights, and, as of last night in Wisconsin, the Earned Income Tax Credit , it's easy to feel overwhelmed. It's a full-time job just to keep up with the coordinated assault on our democracy, our rights, our kids' future, and basic human services that make people's lives livable.
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