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Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

The president provided an optimistic view of government power

Complaints about President Obama's State of the Union address on both sides of the political divide (which was obscured...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Leaders call on Congress to act and avoid a double-dip recession

Could more federal stimulus funding help to prevent a double-dip recession and spur job growth? The new funds, proposed in smaller, more specific bills than the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kids, small businesses and Medicare recipients will benefit

Should Republicans re-think their rush to prevent federal health care reform provisions from being implemented in Wisconsin? Both GOP gubernatorial candidates oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 23. On Monday, candidate Mark Neumann even delivered...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Elena Kagan’s gender isn’t an issue

Someday, when Americans have learned to live the true meaning of our creed, a Supreme Court nomination of a woman, a Latino, an African-American or any other variety of human being—including a gay man or woman—will provoke no comment or concern. Until then, we should applaud every step toward that future. The latest is President Barack Obama's choice...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
At first, the decision by Wisconsin Democratic Congressman David Obey to retire after 41 years in Washington may have appeared surprising. Obey had already raised more than a million dollars for his re-election campaign. He’d risen to one of the most powerful positions in Congress as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. And he’d recently had the opportunity to preside...
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010
Republicans claim it’s unfair to characterize them as simply “The Party of No,” but then an incredible windfall of jobs and development is announced for the state of Wisconsin to a rising chorus of Republicans shrieking “No!” Republicans...
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
Much of the first year of President Bill Clinton’s administration got sidetracked as a result of Clinton trying to live up to his campaign promise to end discrimination against gays in the military. It said something about how deep-rooted bigotry against gay people was in 1993 that a simple issue of fairness and nondiscrimination created a firestorm of controversy for Clinton...
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
In some cases, perhaps the best we can hope for from our politicians is that they’re lying to us. If they actually believe some of the things they say, we’re in really big trouble. We have perfect examples in the Republican opposition to economic stimulus funds nationally and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker’s opposition to economic stimulus and job creation in Wisconsin. In speeches...
Monday, March 1, 2010

Torture isn’t necessary

Before Najibullah Zazi is finally dispatched to a secure cellblock for good, it is important to remember how the taxi-driver-turned-terrorist was brought to justice—and why the critics who jeered his civilian prosecution were dead wrong. By convicting Zazi and pursuing the leads that his capture and interrogation have provided, the FBI has shown that traditional American methods—rather than the "enhanced...

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