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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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New firearms possession bill proves positives of bipartisanship

Published June 10, 2015

State Representatives LaTonya Johnson and Joel Kleefisch found a rare common sense place when they proposed creating the mandatory minimum sentences for felons who possess firearms. That's right: A Milwaukee Democrat and an Oconomowoc Republican came together on a gun issue and managed to gain the support of a majority of others in the Assembly from both parties despite earlier dissent. That's pretty remarkable.

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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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