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Scott Walker forgot about the water and chased the whale

Published Sept. 28, 2015

"I forgot about the water and chased the whale," the song lyric goes, "the myth that prize is all there ought to be." Depending on how you define the whale, of course, then everybody is chasing it. Hillary and Jeb and Bernie and Trump and the rest all want to be president, sure. The question, though, is whether they mind the water along the way. Scott Walker clearly didn't.


The real IRS scandal

Published July 1, 2014

For more than a year now, the conservative outrage machine has had its sights squarely on the Internal Revenue Service. I mean, among other things; the conservative outrage machine is an accomplished multi-tasker, so the IRS has had to compete with Benghazi and Fast and Furious and the machine's continuing surprise that a U.S. president enjoys golf.


"The New World Horror" takes on politics ... with zombies

Published May 14, 2014

The state of political discourse in the United States of America has had better days. Madison-based filmmaker Adam Schabow, however, thinks he might know exactly what this situation needs: zombies. Other assorted horror movie creatures are invited too, but mostly zombies.


Can we secede from Wisconsin's Tea Party nuts?

Published April 17, 2014

Recently, it was news that the state Republican Party is going to vote at its convention on a resolution that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede." Secede? You've got to be kidding me. Maybe we should all find a way to get the Tea Party to secede from the rest of us who have at least a little bit of common sense.


Farewell to the last of the moderates

Published Feb. 19, 2014

Take a good, hard look at outgoing State Senators Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) and Bob Jauch (D-Poplar). They are members of an endangered species.

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Tea Party as Lynching Party

" Congress...would love to see us as second-class citizens....some...with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me....hanging on  a tree."  US Rep. Andre Carson (D, IN) at a Congressional Black Caucus jobs event. (1)These words, which   link the T...

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