Are we going to war, again

“We are damned if we do and, damned if we don’t” – Congresswoman Gwen Moore

While in town for the weekend after recovering from knee replacement surgery, Congresswoman Gwen Moore took time to speak to The Courier about her thoughts of the crisis in Syria. On August 21 there was an attack against the rebel forces fighting the


Wisconsin delegation (still) right to oppose Syria intervention

Congressman Mark Pocan has been steady in his opposition to military intervention in Syria, arguing for weeks that the United States must seek to engage the international community in the search for a diplomatic resolution to concerns about the use of chemical weapons in that country.

But he is no longer alone.

Before President Obama spoke about his proposal on


Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Gwen Moore reflect on community’s resilience

Special Section: Complete coverage of the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shootings and aftermath

Hundreds of people packed the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek Sunday to remember the victims of the shooting there one year ago that took six lives.

And while the reminders of the horror of that day were everywhere — in the six flags bearing the


Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

Democratic Representatives from Wisconsin Gwen Moore and openly gay Rep. Mark Pocan, have proposed legislation that would provide assistance for runaway and homeless LGBT youth.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act would add language to the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act, last reauthorized in 2008, to include specific protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people, a demographic at


Rep. Gwen Moore backing bill to terminate rapist custody rights

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) is scheduled to participate in a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss a bill aimed at helping rape survivors maintain full custody over their children by terminating the parental rights of the rapists. Also scheduled to speak about the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act are three other House members: Debbie […]


Lawmakers Propose Bill To Prevent Rapists From Claiming Child Custody

On Thursday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) held a press conference to explain their recently-introduced legislation designed to help rape survivors maintain full custody rights over their children. The lawmakers were joined by Shauna Prewitt, a rape survivor and victims’ rights advocate who was forced to endure the […]


Fast Food Workers Walk Out

New York City fast food employees started walking out of their respective businesses today as part of a day-long protest in favor of a living wage and the right to form a union. Stretching from Downtown Brooklyn to Midtown to the Lower East Side and to Union Square, rallies abound around the city. At 3:00 […]


Students watch, wait as Congress debates student loans

To save about $700 per semester on tuition, Adam Strozier dual enrolls at Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Still, by the time he’s finished, the junior political science student will have racked up $23,000 in debt from federally subsidized student loans.

As Congress continues to struggle to reach a compromise on a stalemate that


Gwen Moore, others call for raising minimum wage

In May, more than 200 Milwaukee fast-food and retail workers staged a one-day protest to demand higher wages. Michael Vanga, 18, was among them.

He has been working at a local Taco Bell for less than a year, and earns $7.50 an hour. He is the only wage-earner in his household; both his parents are jobless. The family is


America’s been waiting five years to hear more from President Barack Obama on race

Trayvon Martin is dead and George Zimmerman was found not guilty — leaving many looking to the president to lead the thoughtful, national conversation about black-white relations they thought was promised in his 2008 campaign speech on race.

Yes, there’s a double standard. No previous president has been asked so often for his personal feelings on race. But for