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President Scott Walker? Get used to it

Published Nov. 24, 2014

Can Scott Walker be president someday? Sure. The world has become a really scary place. In times like that - think ISIS, think Ebola, think the still sputtering economy - people want a leader of certainty. They want someone strong and resolute.

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The horror! Bucks owners back Dems?

Published Nov. 18, 2014

Who cares if one of the new gazillionaire owners of the Milwaukee Bucks supports Democrats and welcomed President Obama to Milwaukee? What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? (sorry for the cliché. It seems apt).

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This white Democrat agrees: we blew it

Published Nov. 18, 2014

This year, though vote totals suggest Wisconsin turnout wasn't down for a mid-term election, my anecdata do: every election I give my students bonus credit for bringing in "I Voted" stickers. This month I collected fewer than I ever have from my overwhelmingly black and Latino students, suggesting they, their families, and their neighbors just didn't vote. Even in the "99 percent Obama" ward where Burke and the president appeared together, turnout was down from the last gubernatorial contest.

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Narrative bias boosted Walker win last week

Published Nov. 11, 2014

Regardless of whether the voters agreed with Scott Walker's actual policies on everything from the minimum wage to school funding, they voted for him anyway because of the story being told.

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Social Circle: Where is the common ground between Milwaukeeans?

Published Nov. 9, 2014

The elections are over and Milwaukeeans are deeply divided on their thoughts and feelings about the outcome. However, there has to be a common ground between those who identify as Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, anarchists or anything else. Right?

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Reader blogs:

Stress And Strain

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...

You Want Stable? Raise Horses

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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