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02.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Republican Supreme Court candidate Michael Gableman has been running attacks against Justice Louis Butler for the Supreme Court�s decision in State v. Richard Brown, 2005 WI 29. In the Brown case, the majority of the Supreme Court decided that the state had not proven its case that Brown posed a continued threat to the community�which is what the legislature required of the state ...
02.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
The debate was fine. As suspected, Hillary would not be confrontational sitting two feet from Barack. While her advisers urged blood and guts, the fact is you cannot pull it off in a debate. (One of her coaches, Madison's own Brady Williamson, was on stage.) The format doesn't allow for personal attacks. And while you can win on points, it is tough to knock-out an opponent. This ain't bean ba...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

20 states have more inclusive voting rules

A bill introduced in the state Legislature would save taxpayers money, streamline Election Day procedures and allow an additional 38,000 people to vote in November. But the bill is stalled in committee by state Rep. Sheryl Albers (R-Reedsburg)— the very person...
02.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Following this Blog, we present a short video of testimony from Sen. Mike Ellis, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Mike McCabe and Jay Heck on campaign reform. Not present to discuss the Supreme Court crisis? The Basting Commission and the State Bar Association Basting heads. Eli Wiezel said "the opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference to evil." Enter our evil "deciders" in the State Supreme Court race--liberal, and soon to be outspent 10-1, the Greater Wisconsin Committee supporting Louis Butler and, neocon Wisconsin Club for Growth. ready to put five million into the April 1 contest for Gableman. (Club for growth works with WMC. WMC wants to guarantee its members a victory in the Supreme Court every time. (Hey! Who can blame them? Life is unfair

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02.19.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Yes, we are relevant. Yes, a lot is on the line. If Hillary wins she temporarily halts the Barack Express and gives a shot in the ribs to Jim Doyle in the process. If Barack wins, he may set the stage to win Ohio and Texas. So, friends, vote! I had fun yesterday. Took our grand daughter to hear Michelle Obama, a brilliant speaker, at the Overture. If they put spouses on the ticket...
02.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
One thing I do not miss are the "people in the know" vs. the rest of us in Washington. As the wine flows at expensive restaurants, grand Pooh-bahs tell the younger would-be Pooh bahs about the sanctity of the Super Delegates and almost all of it is nonsense. The idea was to guarantee control of the Party's nominee by the money boys--the Poo bahs. They were determined to avoid anothe...
02.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Tuesday we get a chance to tell the nation how this blue state, with an open primary, feels about Barack and Hillary. There have been no polls to speak of and so we go with our gut. In watching the Democratic Party fundraiser last night, my impression was of an exhausted and troubled Hillary Clinton. Her enthusiastic introduction from Barbara Lawton seemed out of sync with the ca...
02.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
As panic in the Clinton camp hits the media, the latest Ickes "surge" to seat the Michigan delegation, where only Hillary's name was on the ballot, becomes a bit too obvious. If they thought they had most of the Superdooper delegates they would have waited until after Wisconsin and Ohio to come up with a new plan, but apparently they don't. Or, have they concluded that she will lose Wisco...