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Gone Against the Wind

Gone Against the Wind

Considering that Governor Walker has substantively removed kids of need from the state’s books by gutting funds from education, Medicaid, and the good lord knows what else, it’s not surprising then that he would do so symbolically as well.  Perhaps with an “out of sight, out of mind” rationale, or chutzpah of spring cleaning, Walker removed from the governor’s mansion a commissioned painting depicting three such children on a street in Milwaukee.  They are even based on real people — an African-American homeless girl, a Latina member of the Boys and Girls Club, and a Caucasian boy whose father and brother both were killed by a drunk driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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