Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Mark Miller greets supporters while marching at the Capitol on March 12, 2011 in Madison. The movement against Gov. Scott Walker's elimination of collective bargaining rights suffered a decisive blow after Walker handily beat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election.
Thousands of demonstrators protest against Gov. Scott Walker's elimination of collective bargaining rights outside the Wisconsin State Capitol March 12, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite the high number of protesters, union membership rates in the U.S. remain near all-time lows.
Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic.
Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election probably doesn't tell us much about the state of the presidential campaign. But it probably tells us a lot about the state of American politics.
If you're a progressive or somebody suspicious of corporate power, the message is not good.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Walker defeated his Democrat contender Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall that focused on Walker's curtailment of collective bargaining rights for public unions.
If you're into the pastime of lamenting the state of publishing and bookstores, it's very important that you read this post from The Atlantic about the tiny number of bookstores that existed in the United States in 1931 and what that meant for publishing and reading. It's a great reminder. [The Atlantic]