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Adbusters penetrates the nonsense and shows us how Madison Avenue and Wall Street help Congress and the White House define our reality.
Original articles and a collection of some of the best of what is in alternative weekly newspapers throughout the nation.
American Constitution Society
An antidote to Robert Bork's Federalist Society, this group of lawyers actually believes the law should help people. Imagine that.
American Progress Action
This site arms you with facts and arguments useful when going up against the rightwing deception machine.
A glance at some of the news outlets in Mother England serves as a quick reminder of how much this country's corporate news monopoly does not tell us.
Bill Moyers Journal
Our nation's best journalist happens to be on television and is also a big fan of FightingBob.com.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
The people at the Brady Center are experts at promoting and organizing common sense about our nation's gun laws.
There is a lot of stuff on BuzzFlash, and a lot of it is very good.
Center for American Progress
Great information and analysis from an organization that is making a difference.
Center for Public Integrity
Chuck Lewis is a great American and the Center for Public Integrity does great work.
Center on Wisconsin Strategy
From its offices in Madison and Milwaukee, COWS does great research and helps national organizations interested in promoting “high-road” public policy that supports living wages and environmental sustainability.
The official website of the President-Elect Barack Obama.
Common Cause in Wisconsin
Common Cause takes on important battles and often wins them.
Combs the internet universe every day to present a fresh, new slate of progressive articles, and has been known to post the writings of FightingBob.com editor and publisher Ed Garvey and contributing editors John Nichols, Robert McChesney, John Stauber, Matt Rothschild and others.
Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales, Democracy Now! is the best daily news programming available on television and radio. And there is always some good reading on the web site, too.
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting understands that the "liberal media" is not liberal and is often not even media. The news industry is not "mediating" when it simply feeds us propaganda from the Pentagon and the public relations departments of large corporations.
Fighting Bob Fest
Fighting Bob Fest has happened every September since 2002 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo. Keep track of the details on this site.
Dane County's answer to Daily Kos, with news and opinion of importance to those inside and outside Madison.
Grassroots Northshore out of Milwaukee has created a website that posts the latest local news, editorials, and community events, while encouraging progresssive change and civic participation.
Madison's alternative weekly newspaper is one of the oldest and best in the nation. You need to pick up the real newspaper to get the flavor of it, but there is a lot of good stuff in this Web site's Document Feed.
Living proof that not everyone in Texas is nuts.
Media Reform Network
Co-founded by FightingBob.com contributing editors John Nichols and Robert McChesney, this site gives you background on media reform, talking points, action alerts and a media activist calendar.
Michael Moore is insightful and brave and speaks with a voice that is all his own. He also comes from Michigan, and neighborliness is important.
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Minnesota does a lot of things right when it comes to politics and government, and the Minnesota DFL is one of them.
This one has Republicans and DLC Democrats very nervous. MoveOn.org is taking the progressive pulse, lobbying for progressive issues and collecting money for progressive causes.
National Priorities Project
Gives up-to-the-second updates on what the war in Iraq is costing us and tells us what we could buy instead.
No Child Left Behind Report: Public Education in the Crosshairs
The No Child Left Behind law dictates that schools make "Adaquate Yearly Progress" (as defined by the Bush administration) or face sanctions and closure. This video documentary produced by Wisconsin's On the Earth
Productions explores the impact this law is having on those on the frontlines--students, teachers and school communities.
Peter Leidy's songs are an important part of any election or Fighting Bob Fest and you can find them, plus other material, here.
A Madison-based quarterly that exposes the corporate public relations assault on public health, the environment, consumers and common decency.
A national publication that serves as a constant reminder that things need not be as bad as they often seem.
This site does a great job of tracking Congressional voting records on progressive issues. (Hint: Russ Feingold's percentage is a lot higher than Trent Lott's.)
There is more useful information about public schools in one issue of the Milwaukee-based Rethinking Schools than in a whole year's worth of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Milwaukee's progressive weekly newspaper.
Superior Broadcast Network
News and views especially important to the communities around Lake Superior.
The Capital Times
Wisconsin's progressive statewide newspaper and Web site.
Another English news outlet that puts most mainstream U.S. newspapers to shame.
If the Guardian's site is slow because it is overloaded with freethinking Americans in search of real news, then check out the Independent.
The oldest journal of opinion in the United States also happens to feature an online column by Capital Times associate editor and FightingBob.com contributing editor John Nichols.
The magazine was founded by Fighting Bob La Follette in 1909 and is still going strong.
To the extent that FightingBob.com has a model, this is it.
The late, great U.S. Senator from Minnesota Paul Wellstone had a formula for progressive success, and the people at Wellstone Action are carrying it forward.
The Wheeler Report has been around for a long time, tracking the official actions of the Legislature and providing a place to see what our elected officials are willing to admit to.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
A very useful source for tracking campaign contributions and what they buy.
Wisconsin Public Radio
You have to listen to WPR to understand why it is so crucial for anyone who wants valid statewide news and commentary, and the daily Ideas Network schedule published on the Web site is helpful.
Wisconsin Public Television
Check the site for updates on Here and Now and all of the top-notch Wisconsin-produced public television programs.
WOJB is the great independent radio station on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation near Hayward, and this site contains programming information and other items of interest.
Workers Independent News Service
Madison-based WINS produces news reports about issues important to organized labor and working families (shouldn't all news outlets do that?). Listen to the reports on the WINS site or, better yet, lobby your local radio stations to subscribe.