Tag Archives: politics

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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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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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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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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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

This morning I sent a letter to both of my senators and to all of the senators who appear to be currently on the fence about Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court: The Senate Judiciary Committee and the full … Continue reading

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The Failure of Donald Trump

Some of my friends and relatives voted for Donald Trump. Some of my co-workers watched the inauguration on television at work while I sat at my desk and fought back tears at what my country had become. They did what … Continue reading

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On Election Eve

  Because I am an optimist and truly want to believe in the best of everyone I keep thinking that we are all Americans regardless of political affiliation, religious beliefs, or anything else, and that after the 2016 election is … Continue reading

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Silver Anniversary

In May of 1991 I had just moved back to Madison, Wisconsin after four years in Denver, Colorado. Denver was beautiful and I loved it and had made many friends there, but it was never home. I had also recently … Continue reading

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Letter to the LaFayette County Clerk

On Friday, June 7, Judge Barbara Crabb ruled Wisconsin’s Constitutional same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. She didn’t do a very good job of guidance for what that meant, but by Thursday morning, June 12, all but nine of Wisconsin’s 72 counties … Continue reading

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Love Wins

On Friday a federal judge overturned Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage and on Friday night and all day Saturday same-sex couples got married at the City/County building in Madison and at the courthouse in Milwaukee. On Sunday morning I am … 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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Choices

Maybe I’m naïve, but I honestly believe that people are essentially good. All of us have the capacity for good or evil actions, but I believe that at the core our essential beings are goodness. This does not mean that … Continue reading

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