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For Wisconsin's sake, Walker can't stay M.I.A.

Published June 24, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker needs to stick around this state for a while and start leading his state and his party. If he won't do it because his priorities are simply elsewhere, then he should let someone else step up to the plate.

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The top 10 myths about the UW system

Published June 17, 2015

Over and over again, in the public debate about the UW system, people toss around rhetoric that feels generic and, in some cases, demonstrates a misunderstanding about how the university system operates. If we're going to radically change such a key engine to our state's economy - and I don't think we should - let's at least understand the facts.

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Cheap-labor conservatism drives changes in Wisconsin

Published June 16, 2015

On "The Sopranos," Edie Falco's Carmela stresses about a house she helped build with cheap insufficient lumber. This happens on a fictional TV show, sure. But there's a lesson in there: Don't do things on the cheap just because you think you know better and can get away with it. That lesson is lost on Wisconsin's Republican leadership and legislators, unfortunately, as they pursue an explicit policy of doing just that: trying to do things on the cheap.

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Are Republicans trying to turn the UW into the University of Phoenix?

Published June 3, 2015

Yes, I'm being a bit hyperbolic but not by much. When I read the so-called UW "reforms" that passed the Joint Finance Committee the other day, that's what popped into my mind: The Republican vision for the UW sort of reminds me of University of Phoenix. And, no, that is not a good thing.

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Milwaukee Media owes us an explanation...

In the expansive coverage of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill battle in local print and broadcast media outlets over the past three weeks we've been bombarded with phrases like...in-hiding, fleeing, and runaway...to describe the 14 Democratic State Senators who fled to Illinois. Local reporters l...

Time to Buckle Down: Day Two

Well if anyone is reading this that means that you survived snow-pocolyspe 2011! Can I just mention how much I love Milwaukee and how dramatic they can be about something as common as snow? LOVE IT! Although I am enjoying my snow day at home, it's also helping with my challenge of spending less a...


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