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Citizen: Sen. Jon Erpenbach is right to withhold the names of constituents who contacted him during the Act 10 fight

In 2011, state Sen. Jon Erpenbach made himself odious to many of his fellow lawmakers when he exited the state of Wisconsin in order to take a principled stand. The issue at the time was Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10, which eliminated collective bargaining for public-sector unions. Three years later, the Middleton Democrat again finds himself in the position of being asked to stand down from a fight. >More
 Don't punish judges, reporters, or anyone else for signing Walker recall petitions

The idea is that people who sign petitions somehow render themselves unfit for service as judges or even as employees of private business. This premise is simply not logical, and is not in keeping with our Constitution. Let's remind ourselves of a basic fact: All of us have biases and beliefs. It's part of being human. >More
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