Roger Bybee


Roger Bybee is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer, a University of Illinois instructor in Labor Education, and frequent contributor to The Progressive.

Ryan’s American Health Care Act is a grotesque, stitched-together, rightwing monster, offering staggering tax breaks for America’s very richest citizens while stripping health-care coverage for tens of millions of Americans in desperate need. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:04 PM Dispatches



“In the middle of catastrophe, in the middle of disaster, people—particularly people who have already suffered—see an opportunity to evolve to another stage of humanity.” more

Mar 8, 2017 12:19 PM Dispatches

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Trump’s ascendancy to the White House has turbo-charged Congressional Republicans’ drive to repeal the ACA — but that is being met with resistance. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:00 PM Dispatches

“Fighting for workers” has acquired a perverse new meaning in the bizarro universe of Andrew Puzder and Donald Trump. more

Dec 13, 2016 8:52 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

The crisis for Ryan goes much deeper than the difficulties presented by Trump. more

Oct 11, 2016 3:22 PM Magazine

Mainstream media and President Obama may be in for an unwelcome surprise. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:34 PM Dispatches

"When you give to them, they do whatever the hell you want them to do." more

Sep 16, 2016 2:56 PM Dispatches

Giuliani, Walker and Trump. Oh my! more

Aug 18, 2016 4:43 AM Dispatches 3 Comments

Kaine, while universally liked by his colleagues, simply drains the Democrats of enthusiasm and vitality. more

Jul 24, 2016 4:04 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

This case has been described as “one of the worst gerrymanders in U.S. history.” more

Jun 22, 2016 2:45 PM Dispatches

Where does democratic, progressive socialism go from here? more

Jun 10, 2016 5:57 PM Dispatches 15 Comments

Despite his recent efforts to appear more moderate he is among the most extreme members of Congress. more

Apr 18, 2016 2:40 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The inter-state competition for jobs, waged through “incentive” packages,” now costs the states $110 billion a year in lost revenue. more

Oct 19, 2015 10:30 PM Dispatches

"This is a direct hit. This is a threat to one of our strongest areas in terms of our reputation in the sciences." more

Sep 25, 2015 5:09 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Parents, teachers, and students are holding “walk-ins” at over 100 schools on Friday, Sept. 18 to “celebrate and protect public education" in Milwaukee. more

Sep 18, 2015 6:26 AM Public School Shakedown

Walker and his crew are building upon the racist foundations of the right-to-work laws, which began to spread across the former slave-holding states of the Deep South in the 1930s. Image credit: Rebecca Kemble more

Mar 4, 2015 4:37 PM Dispatches 6 Comments

Right-to-work laws are intended expressly to weaken unions by banning labor organizations from collecting fees from all workers who benefit from their extensive and costly efforts. This gives management a powerful incentive to divide worker... more

Feb 3, 2015 9:34 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Rightwing groups are not content with overturning public employee labor rights with Act 10 in Wisconsin--they are suing to stamp out the handful of local teachers' union contracts in the state. (October 7th 2014) more

Oct 7, 2014 9:56 PM Dispatches

"North Carolina and Wisconsin have the most extremist governments in the nation," Reverend William Barber has declared. more

Jun 20, 2014 9:34 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

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