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Sacrificial Lambs

“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.” That was Donald Trump’s initial response to the coronavirus all the way back in January. Since then, it has been one … Continue reading

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The Gentrification of Protest

Madison, Wisconsin has had six consecutive days and nights of protests since George Floyd’s murder became the latest episode of a black man killed by police. The last several nights have been relatively peaceful. The first several nights saw windows … Continue reading

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George Floyd Died Today

George Floyd died today. And another piece of America went with him. I want to believe that the racist culture in which our nation and our entire history is so steeped is in decline, and perhaps white women calling police … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Justice Rebecca Bradley

Justice Bradley, No, the stay-at-home order currently in effect is not like Japanese internment camps and there is no chance that it will be. Being asked to stay at home to protect yourself and other people is not the same … Continue reading

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Virus of the Soul

Sitting at home reading about tens of thousands of people in my country dying of Covid-19 is hard enough. Knowing that countless more will die in the coming months is even more difficult. But reading about ignorant and hateful acts … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Asshats

Dear Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos, The nicest thing I can say about the two of you is that you are asshats. After years in the Wisconsin Legislature as waterboys for the Koch Brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council … Continue reading

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On the 2020 Wisconsin Spring Election

The most important race in Wisconsin’s 2020 spring election was the Supreme Court race between Scott Walker-appointed Daniel Kelly and Jill Karofsky. A win for Karofsky would change the conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 5-2 to 4-3, … Continue reading

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Isolation 2

When I was a boy I could easily spend hours in my bedroom by myself, playing games with my toy cars. I wouldn’t race them on orange tracks with loop de loops or push them across the floor as fast … Continue reading

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Isolation

Last night I had a dream that we were with a group of about half a dozen old friends. Our time together was at its end. We were outside somewhere, likely a park, and all of the friends were lined … Continue reading

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More than Nine Lives

In my life, I feel like I have lived more than the nine lives of a cat. When I was two years old, I almost died when I contracted scarlet fever, meningitis, and mumps in a two week span. My … Continue reading

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For Elizabeth Warren

Grief is not reserved for the dead or dying. Sometimes it joins us for other loss, for those we love or admire when they surrender, retire, decide the time has come to part ways. We are left with longing. We … Continue reading

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Letter to Mitt Romney

Dear Senator Romney, Thank you. Thank you for taking a moral stand and voting to convict Donald Trump in the impeachment trial. Because it was clear he would be acquitted, it would have been easy to fall in line with … Continue reading

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