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02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Some 20,000 people met at the Kohl Center to experience the Obama magic. Our Superdelegate Senators were not there; and no members of the House delegation. Why not? Even without endorsing him, they could have been there to welcome Barack. (Too clever by half for those who want to be wooed by the Clintons to rescue her flagging campaign?) The NY Times reports Hillary has already cede...
02.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Last night 250 supporters of Barack Obama came to the progressive party at Madison's Majestic Theatre. They gave more than $6,000; heard and danced to great music from VO5, and, had fun! Peg Lautenslager started the program and she warmed up the joint for John Nichols, Joe Parisi and the star of the evening, Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Gwen was on fire.While some of us thought the arrival of Oba...
02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I ducked out of the office for a couple of hours today to catch Barack Obama�s afternoon town hall appearance in Waukesha. The candidate was running a bit late�apparently an auto factory tour in Janesville went long�so I had plenty of time to take in the music his campaign broadcast before his rally. Anybody who�s ever seen a presidential candidate knows the type of music I�m talking ...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

He’s already changed principles and positions

As he said not long ago, he favors dispatching generations of American soldiers to Iraq for a hundred years or more, while spending trillions of borrowed dollars not only on that war, but others to come in unspecified countries.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Superdelegate system dilutes popular vote

The 2008 primary elections have attracted record- breaking numbers of voters to the polls, especially for the Democratic Party. But could a few hundred Democratic insiders—called “superdelegates”—determine the party’s nominee for president?
02.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Barack won 'em all--Washington, Louisiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Maine. Hillary can't slow down the momentum. If she loses Virginia and Wisconsin it's over. She should take comfort. No one could have defeated Barack Obama in this year. Tonight I'll be at the Majestic on King Street in Madison at 5:15 discussing super delegates and other stuff. Should be fun, and that is what...
02.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Read the following comments on so-called Super delegates. The first from Barack Obama, winner of Nebraska, Louisiana, and Washington state yesterday. He believes delegates should follow the will of the voters.Howard Wolfson, communications director for Hillary Clinton responded, "It should be whoever [sic] they think would be the best president." Go ahead, Howard, finish the thought--experi...
02.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
It is almost unbelievable but the Catholic Church, the church of my upbringing, is racing back in time to remind every Jew and Catholic that the Church has a disgraceful record in dealing with the Jewish faith. Centuries of holding Jews responsible for the death of Christ were momentarily altered by Pope John XXIII. But that was John; we have Benedict. Hot news from Pope Benedict X...
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Nyklewicz era ends with retirement

Milwaukee County Supervisor Richard Nyklewicz Jr., the powerful chair of the Finance and Audit Committee who has been instrumental in restoring cuts made to county services and programs in recent years, is retiring after 33 years on the board.

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