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Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
One of many wrong things claimed before this year’s election was that there was no way 2012 could be as historic as President Barack Obama’s 2008 election as America’s first African-American president
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Food stamps are on the chopping block

 Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan got busted last week when he and his family spent a few moments in an empty soup kitchen washing clean pots and pans for a staged photo-op in Ohio—according to reports...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

The public rejects the Republicans' attack on abortion

Lost in the uproar over Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's ignorant comments...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 Frosty Theater-going: On the coldest night in February, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s October: Before I Was Born played to a full house at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Reinventing Stravinsky

Present Music has a bit of a history with Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, an experimental work he wrote a few years after his famous Rite of Spring. It was performed at Present Music’s very first concert, and Artistic Director Kevin Stalheim has worked it into two programs since. This
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Early Music Now brings Orlando Consort to Milwaukee

 Early Music Now presents the Orlando Consort, one of Britain’s most revered vocal ensembles, in a performance of Guillaume de Machaut’s Le Voir Dit and 15th- and 16th-century masterworks by Dufay, Josquin and Ockeghem as the ensemble graces Milwaukee on its five-city U.S. tour
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Romney pushes falsehood about Clinton-Obama feud

For Mitt Romney, the president's greatest vulnerability seems to be that he is no Bill Clinton...
Monday, July 11, 2011

Tax cuts for the rich could come at a heavy price

Suddenly Republican leaders in Congress, after months of staring down the Democrats over a potentially disastrous debt default, began blinking so fast that they might be signaling in Morse code. Although their message is muddled and illogical—with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) saying he can...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Despite promises and denials, budget amendment applies beyond Racine

It was no secret that once Republicans took power they would expand taxpayer-funded voucher schools beyond the city of Milwaukee. After all, out-of-state voucher backers have poured millions into favored candidates' campaigns over the years; Gov. Scott Walker...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And is the Republican state Legislature now above the law?

How stunning and strange was the state Supreme Court's decision to uphold the dubiously passed collective bargaining bill? So strange that even Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, writing in her dissent, argued that the four justices in the majority were engaging...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
When a governor and a majority in the Legislature start destroying decades of individual rights and governmental responsibilities, the only real protection citizens have is the rule of law. In Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court is the final authority on the law...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plus Hero and Cause of the Week

Perhaps no “rising star” has fallen so fast as Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, who's attempting to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and low-income folks while creating a windfall for Wall Street and the for-profit insurance industry...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Eight districts are in play

With the top of the Nov. 4 ticket—Barack Obama vs. John McCain—currently leaning Obama’s way in Wisconsin and the Republicans at all levels suffering from the historically low approval ratings of their president, one of the big questions is what will happen to the state Senate, where the Democrats currently have an 18 to 15 majority.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

A Shepherd Q&A with best-selling author Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank is one of America’s most astute and witty political observers, and his latest best seller, The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, exposes the Republican hard-liners’ transformation of the federal government into both a fount of privatized plunder and a nest of truly spectacular incompetence.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

McCain campaign co-chair J.B. Van Hollen tries to disenfranchise

In the last two presidential elections, we have been forced to watch from afar as public officials in closely contested states abuse their authority in clear attempts to sway the entire election. Who could forget Florida and the infamous Katherine Harris, who refused to count legitimate votes during the 2000 presidential election?
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
I grew up in a small town in Indiana with a population of about 5,000. The town had two stoplights, one on each end of the downtown area, which stretched for one block.
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

Wasserman’s Senate run opens up an opportunity

State Rep. Sheldon Wasserman’s decision to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Republican Alberta Darling created an opening for Democrats. Not only does Wasserman have a shot at turning a Republican district Democratic, but the Assembly seat he’s vacating allows an up-and-coming Democrat to serve in the...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reynolds attempts to undermine the election

Former state Sen. Tom Reynolds, an ultra-conservative religious Republican from West Allis who lost his seat in 2006, is trying to get back into politics by undermining the Democratic primary on Sept. 9. Reynolds formed a political action committee (PAC) called Clean Sweep Wisconsin, which is running "anti-incumbent..."
Monday, July 21, 2008
Iowans worked together after the recent floods to aid friends, neighbors and strangers. Surely they can work together—humanely and sanely—to pre vent businessmen from manipulating and exploiting uneducated immigrants.
Monday, Feb. 11, 2008

Kristin Krienbring, Milwaukee

This is not a partisan problem -- In fact, the situation is so dire that Republican Bruce Fein who served in President Reagan's Justice Department is pleading for it too. It is a tool that our founders mentioned six times in their Constitution if abuse of power was taking place.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

A Democrat in Republican clothing

As political buzzwords, “bipartisan,” “nonpartisan” and “independent” sound elevated and even virtuous, which must be why we so often hear them touted as remedies for our national ills. Every four years, the promoters of these miracle cures seek a vessel for their illusions, preferably someone whose fortune is as limitless as his ego. This year’s model seems to be Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York and billionaire owner of the national business news service.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is a Vietnam veteran, OB/GYN, Libertarian running as a Republican for the presidency, and Internet phenomenon who has consistently raised more funds from the Net than his rivals.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
Should taxpayers foot the bill for a public school system that doesn’t require its teachers to hold a license, can accept students from other states and boosts the revenue of an out-of-state corporation?
01.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
NYT reports that Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul, is number three in wealth, behind Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. And, he isn't happy about it. Yes, he has $19 billion dollars but he wants to be #1. He gives generously to the Republican Party. Think he might have some influence? Think it's time for a return of progressive income taxe? If Mr Adelson paid, say a modest $5 billion to the common good, ...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008

Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus (1926-2008)

We were all sad to learn of the death of former Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus. Lee was a personal friend of mine for the past 36 years.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Fred Thompson is no stranger to the spotlight. Born in Alabama, Thompson began his professional career as an assistant U.S. attorney, and by 1973 was earning TV time for his role as the minority counsel in the Watergate scandal hearings.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mitt Romney graduated from Harvard and began a long, profitable career in business, working for management consulting and investment firms.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Born in America-controlled Panama, John McCain followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and pursued a career in the navy, graduating from the Annapolis academy in 1958.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Brooklyn-born Giuliani is a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he became known for bringing cases against organized crime families and white collar crime.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate - Republican

This California native served in Vietnam before attending law school in San Diego. He practiced law before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the 1980 “Reagan revolution.”
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate - Republican

Huckabee was born in Hope, Ark., the hometown of former President Bill Clinton. The ordained Southern Baptist minister got involved in politics in 1992, when he ran for U.S. Senate and lost.

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