Results tagged with 'republicans'
Published Aug. 12, 2014
From time to time, I like to check under the bridge to see what my trolls are up to. Wait, did I just say that out loud? I mean, I like to dig into the comments to my columns, as well as the emails they precipitate, and share my responses with those correspondents and world.
Published July 30, 2014
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) set forth another in his continuing series (like Harry Potter, but with more magical thinking) of budget committee plans designed to "help" the poor. I'd like to offer 100 things Paul Ryan could have proposed in this most recent version but didn't that might actually help the poor.
Published July 21, 2014
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state's lawmakers to "repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker's statement -- like most anti-Common Core sentiments -- missed the mark on what the real problems are and opened up an ugly can of worms.
Published July 15, 2014
For a party that has long claimed to oppose frivolous lawsuits, the Republicans last week sure seemed pretty tort-happy.
Published July 10, 2014
It's the middle of the summer in Milwaukee and frivolity is on the minds of most people around here, with the exception of a small group of political operatives and the governor of our state.
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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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