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Published July 21, 2014
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state's lawmakers to "repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker's statement -- like most anti-Common Core sentiments -- missed the mark on what the real problems are and opened up an ugly can of worms.
Published July 17, 2014
It might be possible for me to count on the fingers of one hand the times I've actually been proud of a politician. Once more I find I'm proud of a politician, in this case County Executive Chris Abele. Even though I don't agree with all his decisions, he provided a moment that will forever be burned in my memory.
Published July 15, 2014
For a party that has long claimed to oppose frivolous lawsuits, the Republicans last week sure seemed pretty tort-happy.
Published July 10, 2014
It's the middle of the summer in Milwaukee and frivolity is on the minds of most people around here, with the exception of a small group of political operatives and the governor of our state.
Published July 8, 2014
The Supreme Court is, pretty often, going to make decisions any of us can disagree with. The court as it is now has managed to anger people on the left and the right -- the left more often, thank you Ralph Nader -- but last week's decisions on birth control have raised the Roberts court's penchant for disagreeability to a new level, one that is undeniably trolling.
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Dear Governor Walker,I'm writing this letter to you as a constituent who has been, I believe, one of your staunchest supporters to date. What you have been able to accomplish in your first term, even after staring down a ridiculous temper tantrum driven recall attempt, has been phenomenal. Act ...
Thursday November 29th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL The stress and strain of the booking end of the business continues. It has nothing to do with the comedy end, but then again it totally does. If I don’t get bookings, I can’t be funny. It’s a vicious cycle, and ge...
If you have ever visited downtown Milwaukee, and especially if you have lived (or live) downtown, you have undoubtedly experienced people standing on the streets begging for money.As someone that has lived a majority of my life in downtown Milwaukee or on the Eastside, I have experienced a whole ...
For those of us born and raised in Milwaukee, there are many places, people and things that at the mere mention, make us smile and bring back memories.For a majority of my life, Downtown Milwaukee was my life. If I close my eyes I can still see the red swivel stools that outlined the grill which ...
Wednesday November 21st, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL The average person has no idea how difficult it is to be a professional entertainer. Had I known before I started, I seriously doubt I’d have chosen the path I did. There’s a lot to be said about the security of a &lsq...
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