Attorney Robert Flessas conceived Publictrough.com as a conservative political blog in December of 2001.
In early 2002, Publictrough.com was instrumental in providing information to Milwaukee County, Wisconsin residents during the famed recall of Milwaukee County Executive Thomas Ament over a pension grab concocted and passed by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.
That grab was an abuse of representative government, allowing county workers and elected officials to earn outlandish pension benefits well above any of those ever seen in the private sector. To this day, the county still suffers from financial damage as a result.
Under tremendous pressure from recall organizations, Ament announced his retirement effective February 26, 2002 at a Milwaukee County Board meeting. To no one’s surprise, Ament’s election to retire, instead of resigning, allowed Ament to remained eligible for his pension.
During that period in history, postings included contact information for various recall groups scattered throughout Milwaukee County, recall signature tallies, and meeting dates at public events in support of the recall effort.
Publictrough.com was cited in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wispolitics.com and other political websites, along with being featured on popular radio talk show host websites.
Publictrough.com has had many of its featured articles posted on various blogs.
Over the last several years, publictrough.com evolved featuring national political commentaries, presidential election editorials and other topics geared to a national stage.
Recently, publictrough.com has joined the family of websites and blogs operated by Williams Bay Media, LLC.
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