Tag Archives: Congress

On Ron Johnson

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has joined several other Republican Senators (currently 11) in announcing that he will vote against the electors from “disputed states” in the 2020 Presidential election. Those disputed states include Johnson’s home state where voters elected Joe … Continue reading

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The Problem with Monuments

Today is the traditional Columbus Day holiday, which in many places is now being celebrated as Indigenous People’s Day or Native American Day, among other names. For years, Christopher Columbus was celebrated as the person who “discovered” America. The reality … Continue reading

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Dunleavy’s Folly

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”–George Washington “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, … Continue reading

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Letter to Senators on Lame Duck Session

Right now in Wisconsin, Republican leadership has proposed a slew of legislation that would effectively undermine the duly elected Governor and Attorney General, among other things. There are five Republican Senators who have not committed to vote for these bills … 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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A Queer View of the Incoming Administration

Likely most people have noticed the Orwellian nature of Donald Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other roles in his upcoming White House, which is more appropriately named than ever with Stephen Bannon as one of his top advisors. There … Continue reading

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The Lowlights of the Mike Pence Speech

  Donald Trump scares me, but I’m even more frightened of the prospect of him becoming President and then not finishing out his term, as that would mean that his Vice-Presidential pick, Mike Pence, would move up to the highest … Continue reading

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Letter to Senator Ron Johnson on Supreme Court Hearings

March 21, 2016 Dear Senator Johnson, This is a request for you to do your job if you want to save it. President Obama fulfilled his duty and nominated a new Supreme Court justice and it is incumbent upon the … Continue reading

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .”–1st amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Freedom of religion means that you have the right to practice whatever religion you choose … Continue reading

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Commandments for America

Lately I’ve been reading how newly approved Texas textbooks would have us believe that the founding fathers of the United States were all devout Christians who intended this to be a Christian nation based on the influence and law of … Continue reading

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Civics

Yesterday one of my conservative friends expressed anger–perhaps even outrage–that the United States Supreme Court would dare to overturn the will of the people of Wisconsin by putting a halt to the new voter ID law for the upcoming November … Continue reading

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Shutdown

Some random thoughts on the government shutdown. * The President and members of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, are all still getting paid and all still have their benefits intact because they are considered essential government employees (not that the … Continue reading

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