Results tagged with 'politics'
Published March 3, 2015
Rick Cleveland wishes America didn't want to watch "House of Cards." An interesting take - especially considering Cleveland wrote two episodes of the Netflix hit. However, for his latest work - the new play "Five Presidents," arriving at the Milwaukee Rep on March 10 - the tone lands a bit closer to Cleveland's other big political TV credit: "The West Wing."
Published March 2, 2015
As the cliché goes, those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Or perhaps, Gov. Walker wants history to repeat itself. I suspect he does. It's the history of his idol, Ronald Reagan, that is illustrative here.
Published Feb. 24, 2015
This week, the Wisconsin legislature begins the fast-track process to pass "right-to-work" - or, as I call it, "right-to-freeload." They are doing this in a so-called "extraordinary session" of the legislature. While "extraordinary session" may well be a technical term related to the rules under which the session will operate, we all know what "extraordinary" means and, historically, such sessions have been used to address major or important or emergency issues.
Published Feb. 23, 2015
Where are the gotcha questions for Sen. Tammy Baldwin? It's time the media starts asking Baldwin some of them. Ron Kind and Ron Johnson, too.
Published Feb. 17, 2015
So what's making atheism tough this week? Two things. One is Scott Walker. And I don't just say that on principle, though I can see why you might think that given my history in this space. The second thing setting off my atheist alarms this last week is something that really was newsworthy. That's the murder of three observant Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., last Tuesday.
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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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