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Profiles in Cowardice

On Friday, the remaining holdouts on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation announced their intentions in the vote that is scheduled for Saturday. For those who are survivors of sexual assault, the likely vote of 51 to 49 to confirm–unless something major … Continue reading

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Alex Jones’ unCivil War

While I have been enjoying the hundreds of memes belittling Alex Jones for positing that the Democrats would start a second Civil War on Independence Day, there is an underlying creepiness about him that makes everything he says and does … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Paul Ryan on Guns

Dear Speaker Ryan, Yet another young man with yet another AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has killed yet more people in a place that should be safe. And you, yet again, have said that it is not the time to talk about … Continue reading

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Letter to Ron Johnson on the Tax Bill

Dear Senator Johnson, While the Republican party has long promised some kind of tax reform, the bill that is currently before the House and Senate changes tax law, but does nothing to improve the circumstances of the vast majority of … Continue reading

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The NRA and the Culture of Guns

Nine days have passed since the mass murder of concertgoers in Las Vegas and we’re still not talking about guns, gun control, the number of gun murders in this country, what to do about the constant gun violence, or anything … Continue reading

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Open letter to Donald Trump on the Flag and Anthem

Dear Donald Trump, You may think that taking a knee during the national anthem is disrespectful to the flag and to the anthem, and it is your right to hold onto that belief. It is also your right to spew … Continue reading

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On “Religious Freedom”

Several states have either tried or succeeded in passing bills over the last few years that are supposedly “religious freedom” bills. Many have been blocked from getting through or states have suffered boycotts and loss of business before or after passing … Continue reading

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As Michael Brown is Laid to Rest . . .

As Michael Brown is laid to rest the unrest stops for a moment. It appears that people are honoring his father’s plea for a day of silence and peace. As Michael Brown is laid to rest my mind does not. … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago

Before Governor Scott Walker took office he had already created controversy by stating he would refuse funds for a new light rail system that had already been approved with federal money set to come to Wisconsin. He demanded that the … Continue reading

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Letter to Department of Administration on Proposed Rule Changes

This is a copy of the e-mail I just sent to Donna Sorenson of the Wisconsin Department of Administration regarding proposed rules changes that will affect Capitol access. The only change is that I’ve removed my contact information from the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Chief Erwin

August 27, 2012 Dear Chief Erwin, I haven’t met you yet, though I anticipate that some day I will.  I read about you today and feel as if I know you already.  In an interview with the Associated Press you … Continue reading

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