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Sunday, June 15, 2008

His extreme right-wing proposals will create more problems

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has put together a “Roadmap for America’s Future” that addresses the pressing issues facing the United States. The Journal Sentinel applauded it and reported that Republican insiders say it “represents the kind of fresh thinking the party needs.”
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sandy Pasch’s campaign slogan is “Fighting for the health of our community for over 20 years.” And that was before Pasch, nursing instructor and mental health advocate, fractured the socket part of her hip from a fall while campaigning door to door for the 22nd Assembly District.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Well, at least it wasn’t snow. Last weekend’s furious rainfall and dangerous aftermath serve as a reminder that we’re all in this together. The record levels of water didn’t discriminate, flooding wealthy and not-so- wealthy areas, rural and urban, vacation paradises and freeway intersections. The rain has stopped for now, but danger remains. The rush of water in rivers and ditches should always be avoided, and parents and teachers must remind curious kids that they should stay away. Floodwater often harbors dangers bacteria, and mold can form in damp areas, so anything that can’t be dried and disinfected must be thrown away.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

VP selection should be thoughtful yet bold

The selection of a vice president is not only an exercise in political handicapping, but also a national rite of statecraft. Candidates, advisers, pundits and assorted experts try to calculate the ethnic, geographic, gender and ideological chara...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Local and state checks can lead to fewer homicides and suicides

In the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in U.S. history, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people with guns he purchased from licensed dealers. Under federal law, Cho should have been forbidden to purchase firearms since a judge had deemed him to be mentally ill, but the National...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
As someone who opposed the Vietnam War and didn’t spit on a single soldier, I have never believed those stories about servicemen in uniform encountering a tsunami of expectoration upon returning from Southeast Asia.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bubbly Bash

“Champagne at the Allis” was flowing, necessitating a second shipment to be brought in mid-party at the Charles Allis Art Museum. Britishness was in the air with Ellen Zilli’s delicious figs and Stilton cheese and a UW-Milwaukee ensemble in top hats and formal attire, loaned by Suzann Campbell...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
More than 70 people gathered in last Thursday’s drizzle to protest the visit by likely GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain. While about 1,000 people fit into the gym of Greendale’s Martin Luther High School for a town hall meeting—and more were accommodated in an overflow room—
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tom Reynolds attempts to field primary candidates

THIS ANTI-INCUMBENT PAC IS ATTEMPTING TO RUN CANDIDATES IN BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES, ALTHOUGH ITS PLATFORM IS CLEARLY ULTRACONSERVATIVE.
Sunday, June 1, 2008

At least $117 million would be added to local governments yearly

Their names are among the biggest and finest hospitals in the state—including Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Columbia St. Mary’s— and their television commercials play almost constantly as they compete for patients . . .

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