Monthly Archives: March 2012

Romney in Walkerland

Mitt Romney and the other Republican candidates have been campaigning heavily in Wisconsin this weekend.  Romney wants to deliver a knockout punch to Rick Santorum by taking Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, DC on Tuesday so he has pretty much been living … Continue reading

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Miss Universe Needs to Come into the 21st Century

Jenna Talackova was born with male body parts, but was in reality born a woman.  As a child she knew that even though she had male body parts and was being raised as a boy that she was in fact a … Continue reading

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The First Myth of Journalism

Let’s start with the first myth of journalism, that the media are independent and objective, only out to find the truth of a story and nothing more. The assumption is patently false. Simply put, there is no such thing as … Continue reading

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Spring

This afternoon I spent time revelling in our early spring. Granted, the unusual warmth this March, with our earliest ever 70 and 80 degrees days and several record-breaking high temperatures, is a little bit unnerving. We had five days over … Continue reading

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Singing for Justice

When I first convinced a couple friends to join me in a few verses of “We Shall Overcome” on the first floor of Wisconsin’s Capitol I did not know that I was about to embark upon a year-long commitment to … Continue reading

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Raising Voices

Every weekday at noon for the last year and every Thursday late afternoon for the last several months a group of Wisconsin citizens gathers together either in front of the State Capitol or inside the building in the rotunda. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A Fallen Soldier

(published by Life After Hate, 3/13/12) Yesterday a distant cousin of mine, only thirty years old, was killed in Afghanistan, or at least word of his death came yesterday around 5:00 p.m. I can find no mention of it in … Continue reading

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