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05.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Legislators have the opportunity to do the right thing this week by voting to ban smoking in Wisconsin. The state Senate held a hearing today and the state Assembly is holding a hearing tomorrow. Both houses could vote on legislation quickly and send a bill to Gov. Doyle as early as next Wednesday. State Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), the author of the Assembly bill, told me the stat...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

A Democrat in Republican clothing

As political buzzwords, “bipartisan,” “nonpartisan” and “independent” sound elevated and even virtuous, which must be why we so often hear them touted as remedies for our national ills. Every four years, the promoters of these miracle cures seek a vessel for their illusions, preferably someone whose fortune is as limitless as his ego. This year’s model seems to be Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York and billionaire owner of the national business news service.

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