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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Which Democrat can beat Gov. Scott Walker in a recall?

With Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett now entering the fray, it appears that there will be a four-way...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009
Why would Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, running for governor, continue an apparently losing fight on a controversial local issue that doesn’t gain him any votes statewide and tears apart his political base at home? Barrett’s attempt to seize control of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) from the elected school board failed to muster enough support in the Legislature last week...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I got one big honking quandary on my hands these days, I kid you not. As the people’s perennial political candidate for whatever office needs filling, I don’t know if I ought to throw up my hat into the ring for Badgerland governor, mayor of Beertown, or maybe county executive and/or sheriff. All of these gravy trains...
09.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Scott Walker both released their 2010 budgets Thursday morning. I�m wading through them now, but at least one of them seems to have been crafted in Fantasy Land. And I�m not talking about Barrett�s budget, although I have questions about it. In his city budget overview, Barrett�s upfront about the challenges facing the city. State aid has flatl...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, its founder, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Ed Garvey, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts on some of the biggest political questions of the day. Shepherd: What does it mean to be a ...
08.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS Board President Michael Bonds has sent an open letter to Gov. Jim Doyle, Mayor Tom Barrett, and State Superintendent Tony Evers outlining why a mayoral takeover of the district, which would require a change in state law, is a bad idea. Some excerpts: Destroying democracy and disenfranchising thousands of voters: “Your takeover effort...
08.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Mayor Tom Barrett looked and sounded a lot better than I expected in his first public appearance since being attacked Saturday night, considering the extent of his injuries. Speaking to reporters on his front lawn, the mayor sported a gash from the corner of his nose to his lip and a big bandage on his right hand, which is fractured. He�s also missing a few teeth and has stitches in the back of hi...

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