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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The smear campaign against Obama continues

Precisely on schedule, the usual assortment of right wing operatives is preparing its expected assault on the Democratic presidential nominee. While this unwholesome phase of the election cycle is known universally as“Swift boating”—named after the defamatory media blitz against John Kerry four years ago —the style and some of the personnel date back at least two decades...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Community organizing experience fuels his presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s path to the White House is being created out of his experience as a community organizer in Chicago, a nontraditional route to power that harnesses the grassroots, empowers individuals to find their strengths and builds communities around attainable goals.
Friday, June 20, 2008

Kucinich introduces 35 articles of impeachment

The country may be running out the clock on the Bush administration, but impeachment advocates are hoping that President George W. Bush leaves office sooner than Jan. 1, 2009. Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives last week, even though his party leader, Nancy Pelosi, had declared impeachment attempts to be “off the table.”
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

He’d have advantage in town halls with McCain

To his credit, John McCain has invited Barack Obama to join him in a national “town hall” tour over the coming months, without the unneeded intrusion of celebrity journalists, network extravaganzas and all of their irrelevant impertinence. The Republican senator insists that he wants a serious debate over the competing...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

VP selection should be thoughtful yet bold

The selection of a vice president is not only an exercise in political handicapping, but also a national rite of statecraft. Candidates, advisers, pundits and assorted experts try to calculate the ethnic, geographic, gender and ideological chara...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

On the East Side, Flaherty and Kovac advance to April election

The field has narrowed from eight candidates to two, and on April 1 Patrick Flaherty and Nik Kovac will vie for departing East Side Alderman Mike D’Amato’s Milwaukee Common Council seat. The Feb. 19 primary was an unusual one, and not just because the open seat provided so much heat on the East Side and Riverwest.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
Even though it is now just one of 11 straight victories for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Wisconsin presidential primary could go down in history as the turning point that secured the Democratic presidential nomination for the nation’s first African- American president.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Charlie Koenen, Mequon

Yesterday, Wisconsin went to the polls to decide who would represent their Party in November. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen in a primary election. But yesterday, the first major primary after SuperTuesday, after Republicans narrowed to one candidate, something far more insidious and destructive happened.

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