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How some Wisconsin Republicans are dropping the ball on GE

Published Oct. 7, 2015

How divided are Republicans on the issue of the GE job losses and the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank? Divided enough that Johnson and Ryan are on different sides. You don't see that much. And I think Johnson was right to vote for reauthorization.


Walker doesn't know when to quit

Published Sept. 15, 2015

A couple of months ago, I wrote in these pages that (alleged) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker does not tell the truth, and he does not answer questions. I would like to add a third thing to that list: Scott Walker does not know when to quit. And I'm not just talking about quitting the race for the Republican presidential nomination. When it comes to dodging questions and attacking Obama on police violence issues, he just doesn't know when to quit.


10 reasons why Donald Trump could be president (and 3 why he won't)

Published July 20, 2015

I laugh every time I see a new national poll that reports that Donald Trump is leading the GOP pack in the contest to be president. There's just something entertaining about a megalomaniac with a bad combover making the political and media elites break into a cold sweat. And his opponents take a big risk by underestimating his appeal. Here are 10 reasons why Trump could be president or at least the GOP nominee - and three reasons why he won't.


Does "Fighting Scott" have a fighting chance at the presidency?

Published July 16, 2015

Governor Scott Walker has pitched his flag and declared that he is the kind of candidate who will stand up to all opposition and do what he believes is right. That dogmatic image of the fighter may not be enough to get him to the presidency.


GOP's MPS takeover plan looks like a rerun of '90s school board elections

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.

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Republicans and Race

"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...

A Tale of Two Ex-Presidents

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...

Hunger Games: GOP-Style

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...

Gingrich: The Ultimate Partisan

"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 ...

Maxed Out!

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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