Results tagged with 'elections'
Published April 7, 2015
Today is election day in Wisconsin. Non-partisan elections like today's, especially here in Milwaukee, are usually low-turnout affairs, with few candidates, few ads or debates, and few big issues on the table for argument or discussion. This year is feels like there's been even less of that than usual, since of five school board races on the ballot, three candidates -- including the citywide candidate, Terry Falk -- have no opponent at all.
Published Jan. 14, 2015
If it seems like so many public policy decisions are hanging fire in Wisconsin these days, it's only because they are. And so many of these loose ends seem to be intertwined and interdependent.
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.
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?
Published Nov. 6, 2014
Everyone is talking about the roughly 56 percent of the registered voters as some kind of wonderful record. What Dave Begel sees there is that nearly half the eligible voters in Wisconsin didn't even bother. He would make voting mandatory in Wisconsin.
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"Calling a seat on the (Wisconsin) Supreme Court 'non-partisan' is a flagrant lie.....Voters deserve the truth.....They have the right to see a letter designation behind the candidate's name......I am a Democrat....Justice (Patience) Roggensack is a Republican." ...
All 15 Milwaukee aldermen are seeking re-election this Spring. Since incumbents have major advantages in name-recognition, fund-raising and endorsements, they almost always win. But here are four aldermanic districts in which incumbents face serious chalenges:8th:&nb...
"Corporations are people, my friend." Mitt Romney at the Iowa State Fair in August, 2011.If Romney had declared that chimpanzees were people he would have been closer to the truth, since chimps are living mammals with about 99% of the same DNA as humans. But corp...
So, you successfully closed the North Avenue bridge over I-43 at 8th Street for several hours last Thursday night, November 17. Mazel tov. Thanks to your bold action, the scores of investment bankers and hedge fund managers who live in the area needed another ha...
"..eliminating closed state primaries, which enable ideological activists to dominate elections.." Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D, Indiana) (1)A closed primary is limited to voters who register as either a Democrat or Republican, although they can switch parties from one ...
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