Abe Sauer has written a superb piece on Wisconsin's War on Unions.
It is encouraging to see ordinary people becoming politically active now. Alas, in November last year, there was a decidedly lackluster turnout in Wisconsin.
220,273 votes were cast in Dane County for governor; compare this to
491,357 the county's estimated 2009 population.
-111,047 under age of 18
So in our progressive, enlightened county, the Athens of the Midwest, 160,037 adults did not bother to vote. Scott Walker won the governorship by a margin of 124,000. Draw your own conclusions.