The Badger Politic

Narrowcasting from our undisclosed bunker in Milwaukee with your hosts Scott Stearns and Paul Sickel.

August 17th, 2017    

Episode 23: Sedition in Charlottesville

This week, we'll discuss the terrible weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia where white supremecists and other fascist groups clashed with anti-fascist demonstraters leading to the death of activist Heather Heyer. Usually, the President of the United States offers a nation some reassurance during these times, but we didn't get that this go around. We'll touch on the latest in the Wisconsin race for governor as well.


August 10th, 2017    

Episode 22: ACA repeal sinks and the Foxconn con is born

We return from our week off to the country having retained the Affordable Care Act (for now). There's a look ahead to the Congressional map in 2018. Back in Wisconsin, Gov. Walker is fully embracing corporate welfare at its finest with a $3 billion dollar deal to bring in Foxconn.


July 27th, 2017    

Episode 21: The Skinny on Repeal

The war on the Affordable Care Act continues with haste in the Senate this week. There's a lot of activity happening, and we'll break down the details for you.


July 19th, 2017    

Episode 20: Revenge of the ACA

Trumpcare 2.0 has died a swift death in the US Senate. Version 3.0 looks like it will be a straight up repeal. We discuss where the support has faltered as the Senate GOP tries to cobble together something on healthcare.

Also, cheers! We've made it 20 episodes.


July 13th, 2017    

Episode 19: Been any news lately?

We have returned from our July 4th hiatus to discover there are a few stories making headlines these days. Among other things, revelations surfaced that the president's son, son-in-law, and top advisor had a newsworthy meeting last year with Russians to obtain damaging info on Hillary Clinton. The Senate health care bill could see a vote over the next week, and it's an open question where the swing votes will fall. There's also a newly announced candidate for governor of Wisconsin running in the Democratic primary. Lots to cover this week.


June 29th, 2017    

Episode 18: Senate Health Care Bill is Born

The US Senate finally reveals the components of its health care legislation, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act (shouldn't they have called it Best given our current POTUS?). We examine its chances and point out some of the current GOP Senators standing in the way of quick passage.


June 22nd, 2017    

Episode 17: Peach State Politic

Special election down in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. We dissect the numbers, and argue about what they mean for this race and future races Democrats need to compete in. We'll give the latest update on the secret Senate health care bill, and the Supreme Court takes up the Wisconsin case on gerrymandering.


June 15th, 2017    

Episode 16

We discuss last weekend's shooting at Milwaukee's lakefront by a sheriff's deputy. The latest on the American Health Care Act is covered as a handful of senators hammer out a bill in secret. Wisconsin also got visits from Veep Mike Pence and his boss Donald Trump who came to raise money for Governor Scott Walker.


June 9th, 2017    

Episode 15

This episode, we conclude our discussion on last weekend's Democratic Party convention in Middleton, Wisconsin. We'll also touch on our thoughts leading up to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings with former FBI Director James Comey, and discuss the elections in the UK.


June 6th, 2017    

Episode 14: Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention

This week, we come to you from the Wisconsin Democratic Party Convention in Middleton. We'll give you our impressions about the state of the Democratic Party and next year's race for governor as it's currently shaping up. 


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