The most popular blog posts in Wisconsin Patch sites this past week ran the gamut — from pro- and anti-Scott Walker pieces to children on leashes to destruction of American families.
Every day, Patch's Local Voices bloggers share information, insight and opinion about what matters to them. Here's a selection of blogs from throughout the past week.
Although this post only had two sentences, it was enough to garner more than 120 comments. In, "Why Do We Have a Minimum Wage?" readers debated the importance of unions and the minimum wage system. Mount Pleasant blogger, Bottom Line, needed to only ask one question to get this conversation flowing: Why do we have a minimum wage and how does it affect society?
Greendale blogger J.B. Schmidt takes a look at the crumbling of the American family in "Family Not Required," where he asks Patch readers to consider not "keeping up with the Jonses" to begin having families. Schmidt talks about how today's family dynamic dehumanizes women in the inner cities, allows for co-habitation instead of marriage and demands that people accept the gay lifestyle. Each one of those elements, he says, contributes to the demise of the nuclear family, he writes.
Mama Bear, a Patch blogger from Waukesha, asks readers to help her understand the need for child leashes. With 100 comments, some Patch readers are well in support of both the use of child leashes, and on the other end of the spectrum, considering their use as child abuse.
We also have both a pro and an anti-Gov. Scott Walker set of posts this week. In, "Scott Walker: Are Private Sector Unions Still Your 'Partner in Economic Development?'" a Greendale blogger challenges Walkers shifting statements on unions. And another blogger touts Walker's coined phrase as truth, that he really as "moved Wisconsin forward."
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