The Badger Politic

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

October 13th, 2017    

Episode 29: Power corrupts or something

Lots to discuss this week from the revelations about Harvey Weinstein to Trump's sinking poll numbers. Also, another candidate enters Wisconsin's race for governor.


October 6th, 2017    

Episode 28: America Mourns (again)

Full show this week. We spend a good portion of the episode discussing the mass shooting in Vegas and what we as a people should focus on going forward. Wisconsin's gerrymandered state legislative districts undergo scrutiny by the US Supreme Court. We look at the possible outcomes there.


September 27th, 2017    

Episode 27: Rocket Man and a Dotard Walk into a Bar

Lots going on this week from the latest failed attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Trump and Kim Jong Un trading barbs, and another candidate entering the Wisconsin race for governor. Also, crazy Roy Moore just won the Republican primary and is now the party's candidate to be Alabama's next US Senator.


September 20th, 2017    

Episode 26: Back in Session

Hey listeners, we're back after a week off and have a lot of catching up to do. Sheriff David Clarke quit, the Foxconn welfare bill passed, more candidates are eyeing a run for governor, and the zombie TrumpCare bill lives!


September 4th, 2017    

Episode 25: Labor Day

Happy Labor Day listeners. In our 25th episode, we cover the undermining of the Affordable Care Act, Hurricane Harvey, and reflect on Labor Day in 2017.


August 22nd, 2017    

Episode 24: Foxconn Update

We turn our attention to the $3 billion Foxconn welfare bill being moved through the Wisconsin legislature. The Assembly passed it, and now it moves to the Senate.


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.


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