Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari was previously Vice President of The Progressive, Inc., Editor of Special Projects and Investigations for The Progressive magazine, and the Deputy at the Center for Media and Democracy.

There is no excuse for supporting a racist, sexist, xenophobic buffoon like Donald Trump; but . . . more

Aug 10, 2016 5:51 PM Magazine

Mayer’s book will long survive as a compendium of guilty men. more

Apr 1, 2016 4:20 PM Magazine

The governor's race in Wisconsin is coming down to one issue: jobs, jobs, jobs. more

Sep 10, 2014 7:21 PM Magazine

Peaceful protesters took the “Fight for 15” directly to the fast food giant, Taco Bell. more

Sep 5, 2014 3:27 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

"Unprecedented." That is the word used by Wisconsin Common Cause director Jay Heck as he reflects on the breaking news that Governor Scott Walker actively solicited funds for Wisconsin Club for Growth (WCFG) to be used in the 2012 Wisconsin recal... more

Aug 26, 2014 1:38 PM Dispatches

Generation Opportunity (Gen Opp), a "nonpartisan" youth group funded by the Koch brothers "Freedom Partners" conduit, is backing one of the Koch's favorite politicians and thanking him for his support for a Koch-approved ALEC model bill. more

Jul 25, 2014 4:44 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Generation Opportunity (Gen Opp), the "millennial" group behind the "creepy Uncle Sam" ads which attempted to scare America’s youth away from health care coverage, is weighing in on the fight for control of the U.S. Senate in a big way. The "nonp... more

Jul 4, 2014 2:00 AM Dispatches 2 Comments

Government records show only 5,840 jobs were created... more

Jun 10, 2014 11:37 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

After Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban was struck down as unconstitutional late on Friday, gay and lesbian couples rushed down to the courthouse in Madison and Milwaukee to take their vows. more

Jun 9, 2014 5:33 PM Dispatches

As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn,which could effect some 7 million public sector workers in the United States. more

Jun 4, 2014 4:11 PM Dispatches 12 Comments

A majority of the Senate recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour recently, yet the bill failed to clear the 60 vote hurdle necessary for passage -- thanks in no small part to the political power of the National Restauran... more

May 15, 2014 2:25 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, Poor States" publication this week. The document, whose lead author is economist Arthur Laffer, is sold to the press as an objective, academic measure... more

Apr 14, 2014 9:14 PM Dispatches