Jud Lounsbury


Jud Lounsbury is a political writer based in Madison, Wisconsin and a frequent contributor to The Progressive. He also blogs at and you can find him on Twitter @judlounsbury. 

Much of the book’s key allegations, or at least the spirit of them, have been corroborated by none other Donald Trump himself. more

Jan 8, 2018 12:25 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Walker, whose approval rating has been well below 50 percent the last couple of years and who is facing a tough re-election in 2018, has taken the Willie Horton ad model to new depths. more

Dec 22, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches



Imagine a world where only deep pockets can afford to pay for fast Internet. more

Dec 12, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches


Jon Rubin

In the aftermath of the Texas shooting, Trump was quick to pronounce it, ‘Not a guns situation.’ It is. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:13 AM Dispatches


Sgt. Marianique Santos

It looks like Trump has finally found an area where he beats Obama, hands down. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:33 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


Joshua Igor

The richest nation in the world and this guy’s talking about some sort of Mad Max hellscape. more

Oct 2, 2017 3:18 PM Dispatches

Every once in a while Jeff Sessions emerges to reveal what’s going on beneath that doofy veneer. It’s pretty terrifying, and usually pretty racist. more

Sep 7, 2017 4:23 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Louis Linton #daytrips to Kentucky to sell a tax plan that will mostly benefit people that wear $1,000 pants. more

Aug 22, 2017 5:26 PM Dispatches

Negative press may be a one-week phenomenon. But Trump’s problem is that he launches a new damaging story pretty much every day. more

Aug 2, 2017 8:38 AM Dispatches


Scott Walker for Governor

Remember the promises of the Brown Bag Bus tour? A peek at the state’s checkbook shows questionable budget balancing. more

Jul 6, 2017 3:23 PM Dispatches

Attorney General insists he knows nothing. more

Jun 14, 2017 4:49 PM Dispatches


Gage Skidmore

If Trump appoints Clarke, Homeland Security’s high-level staff would include a man who told his Milwaukee County constituents to not call local law enforcement but instead to get a gun and “fight back.” more

May 19, 2017 11:26 AM Dispatches

But would the mob really keep someone around who is this bad at steering his clients out of legal trouble? more

May 9, 2017 5:10 PM Dispatches

Immigration rights advocate Christine Neumann-Ortiz says the key to a better future for all workers starts with the undocumented ones. more

Apr 30, 2017 10:12 PM Dispatches

Here's who benefits and who loses under Trump's tax cuts—in terms we can all understand. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:44 PM Dispatches

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An Iowa insider describes how low the congressman will go, and why the state has had such a hard time getting rid of him. more

Mar 17, 2017 9:27 AM Dispatches



Calling our military “gutted” and “depleted,” the Donald has created a mental image in America’s mind of skinny Mac getting sand kicked in his face. Once again, reality and Trump are not in the same area code. more

Mar 2, 2017 10:21 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


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President Trump’s Soviet connections run deep and to some surprising places. As Dan Rather commented, if a scriptwriter had approached Hollywood with this story, she would have been told it was way too far-fetched. Check out this timeline. more

Feb 16, 2017 10:33 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


Gage Skidmore

Looking back at the material Miller was posting in 2007 and 2008 is a gut punch. more

Feb 2, 2017 10:04 AM Dispatches

...because sometimes all you can do is have another. more

Jan 19, 2017 3:30 PM Dispatches