Friday, June 1, 2012

Wisconsin: Recall Is About Lawmakers Who Game the System

The recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other lawmakers slated for June 5 is about many issues, including attacks on workers' basic freedom to bargain collectively for better lives. But fundamentally it's about a new style of politics, which shuns the American tradition of consensus, writes E.J. Dionne in a Washington Post column today. Walker is being challenged not because he pursued conservative policies but because Wisconsin has become the most glaring example of a new and genuinely alarming approach to politics on the right. It seeks to use incumbency to alter the rules and tilt the legal and electoral playing field decisively toward the interests of those in power.

Wisconsin: Recall Is About Lawmakers Who Game the System

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