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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

The alderman runs for office from jail amid questions about fair

Nine candidates are running to represent the Sixth District on the Milwaukee Common Council, but the contest is marked by the one man who isn’t able to actively campaign for the seat—
02.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Could use some in this long winter. Sit down before reading further, but Wal-Mart will not go to (ruin) Stoughten after all! Hooray and hallelujah. Christa Westerberg, in the vortex of this multi-year fight, called with the good news. Could it be that this community-wrecker is slowing down? Let's hope so.Listening to McCain and Romney argue about bragging rights on Iraq is so other-worldly it near...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Clinton and Obama get nasty

Supporters of one Democratic candidate or another may insist that their man or woman won last Monday’s debate in South Carolina, but in their hearts most viewers could only have been disappointed by its childish tenor and puerile content.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Package Stimulator

So, now you are to get a free few hundred bucks from the government so’s you can stimulate the economy, big focking deal. If you got a car, exactly how many times will that fill up the tank when you pull up to the pump, empty?
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Conviction raises questions about the right to freedom of speech

Sister Virgine Lawinger is no stranger to civil disobedience. The 70something Catholic nun has been a tireless advocate for peace, even when it has led to her arrest and prevented her from boarding a flight to Washington, D.C., with a group of students.
01.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Like you, I was surprised that John Edwards dropped out. He had promised to stay in until the Convention. (Reminds me of John Kerry's promise not to concede until all doubts had been resolved. Oh well.)Now it is a clear choice between two people who are not as progressive as Edwards, but I think it is an easy choice. Barack Obama offers this country an opportunity to deal head-on with racism in Am...
01.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Probably 20 million raised and spent for a third place finish in the New York suburb of Florida, and Rudy is ready to walk the plank. How sad. Think about the advisers to Rudy, including Bob Kasten and Norman Podhoretz who demanded that we bomb Iran--now! What will they do? Perhaps join another campaign?And I can imagine the conversation in Mitt Romney's office. "How do we keep him from endorsing ...
01.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
It looked like a sleep-in at times last night in the joint session as W. persisted in reading a script called a speech. Teddy seemed to nod-off, Nancy Pelosi was struggling to keep lids parted, and even "bull" Cheney was clearly bored out of his mind. (I thought for a moment he was calling for a cognac but maybe not.) The good news? Had they slept they would not have missed anything. Nada. Nothing...
01.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Hard to beat that combo. Teddy is the soul of the Party, has fought tirelessly for social and economic justice, took on the tough fights and Caroline is beloved by all. They have told the Clintons that there is someting more important than self in politics. Infuriated at Bully Bill's playing of the race card, Ted has joined Caroline in supporting Barack. Congratulations to Obama.This thing might b...
01.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Obama didn't beat Team Clinton he put the team on the ropes. The contrast was startling. Obama, with an unbelievable margin of victory, gave a dynamic speech ending with "Yes We Can." His was an inspiring presidential speech while Senator Clinton carried on, stiff upper lip, in Nashville at a disorganized town meeting. You had to feel sorry for Hillary. It was obvious that she is in the grip of pa...