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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008
Kerry Flowers, one of five candidates vying to unseat first-term Ald. Ashanti Hamilton from his First District Milwaukee Common Council seat, doesn’t pause when asked about the most pressing issue in the district. “It’s crime,” said Flowers, a Milwaukee police sergeant.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

East Side and Riverwest will elect a new Third District represen

East Side Alderman Michael D’Amato surprised many observers by deciding not to run for re-election to the Milwaukee Common Council, despite a war chest of about $150,000 and a close relationship with influential developers in the district.
02.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
If you need proof that we need The Cap Times, read the Wisconsin State Journal editorials for a week. Today is no exception. The WSJ condemns Peg Lautenslager, again, for challenging the nuisance caused by a cranberry operation. Do they get this stuff through a pneumatic tube hooked up with WMC? Or do they just let the Farm Bureau write guest editorials? It is not a question of wh...
02.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
John McCain has a lock on his party's nomination in part because he supported the "surge" and, Johnny says it is working! Don't you wonder what he is on? I'd like some. GOP Senator,John Warner, a former hawk said yesterday, "By any fair standard the level of progress to date has fallen below expectations." Take that John McCain. By any "fair standard." And the costs? Gates testifi...
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Injures himself and Hillary

The most likely motive for Bill Clinton’s reckless political performance in recent weeks, ironically and sadly, is to redress the terrible humiliations he inflicted on his wife in years past. But unless he quickly regains control of himself, the most likely result will be...
02.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I'm not objective. FightingBob.com won't endorse, of course, but on a personal level, I support Barack. But whether you agree or you prefer Hillary, it was a hell of a night for Democrats. She won the popular vote by about 30,000; he won 14 states; she won California, he won New Mexico, Missouri, North Dakota, Colorado. Had he won California, it would be all over but the shouting. The ...
02.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I'm not sure what we would have done had Bill Moyers not returned to PBS, but he did. Thank goodness. Bill had Katherine Hall Jamison, Dean of the Annenberg School of Communications, on his program last Friday, and she will be a frequent guest leading up to the November election. She and Brooks Jackson, a truly nice guy, have a website, Factcheck.org that you will find useful. On Friday...
02.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Instead of watching the mind-numbing pre-Super Bowl program, we watched C-SPAN and saw what Andrew Rosenthal of the L.A.Times called "the most fantastic rally in 20 years of covering presidential campaigns." It was held at UCLA and featured Michelle Obama, Oprah, Stevie Wonder (who fell off the platform with Michelle--no damage) Caroline Kennedy, and last but not least, Maria Shriver. ...
02.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Can't say we were not warned. Bob and Phil La Follette, Justices Ryan in 1873, a unanimous Supreme Court in 2007, Gaylord Nelson, and Bill Proxmire all told us to be alert for special interest money distorting our issues and corrupting even the best of public officials. As they say in Green Bay, "and so?" The answer is alarming. We know the guy who is poisoning the community well and how he is doi...
02.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
�Hard to believe but FightingBob.com will celebrate our 5th birthday on February 23. OK, let's get it out of the way. How about a contribution? C'mon. You can do it. We have paid our way by passing the bucket at events, free help, and small contributions. We are excited to announce that Jim Hightower will be our guest and will help us raise money in Stevens Point, Madison, and Milwaukee in early A...

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