A faculty member at Wisconsin who followed the money trail of the labor-bashing Governor and ALEC, and wrote an op-ed for the NY Times about it, apparently riled up the Republicans. They are asking for Freedom of Information access to the professor's email, looking for anything they can use to discredit him.
The warning is clear. If you dare disagree with the Party, they will go after you. Great way to shut down dissent or disagreement, isn't it?
As I said, you may say "pshaw" when I mention fascism, or highlight the attack on representative democracy in Michigan, but there is something very, very dangerous afoot in this country.
Update More on the request from the NY Times