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Published June 30, 2015
The takeover plan, Jay Bullock has realized, amounts to a rerun of the Milwaukee school board elections of the 1990s, when humdrum local off-year elections suddenly drew the spotlight of national media and the checkbooks of major conservative organizations around the country.
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.
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.
Published May 12, 2015
There is nothing wrong with being hopeful and keeping your fingers crossed as you try something new. But when hope and magical thinking become not merely your attitude but the entire rationale behind your actions, you should be prepared to be disappointed. After all, magic is not real. Only reality is real, and as Stephen Colbert once sagely observed, reality has a well-known liberal bias.
Published April 23, 2015
The far right wing of the Republican Party is filled with wacko ideas. Here's the top 10 things that Republicans should be ashamed of, according to Dave Begel.
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"Republican Party leaders met Monday to once again take a new step forward in engaging black voters.....'Our party has a rich, proud history of equality, freedom, opportunity' said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus." McCaltchy Washington Bureau, Aug. 27, 2013The Republican P...
There are only two living Americans who have completed the legal maximum of two terms as President of the United States: Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican George W Bush. How each party has treated its former President at its 2012 convention speaks volumes about how each party views...
In the recent film Hunger Games 24 teenagers are armed with swords and sent out to kill each other until only one survives, who becomes the winner (1) Replace the swords with TV attack ads, and you have the campaign for the 2012 Republican nomination for US Senator from Wis...
"Everybody on this stage would make a better Commander-in-Chief than Barack Obama!" Newt Gingrich at Republican candidate forum, Nov. 12, 2011The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, apparently Mr November in the GOP presidential sweepstakes, has been ...
Imagine that you have been spending like crazy. You have maxed-out your credit cards, and you are facing bankruptcy, foreclosure and repossession of your car. Your mother refused you a loan after checking your FICO store. Now someone offers to lend you enough to bring all ...
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