Tag Archives: Senate

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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Tradition

On the news this morning I repeatedly heard the argument from talking heads and Republicans that there is a 40-year tradition of no Supreme Court justices nominated and confirmed during an election year. According to these people it just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Letter to Senator Mark Miller on the 48-Hour Waiting Period

Dear Senator Miller, In a 12-hour period in Madison this week there were four shootings. In Milwaukee 44 homicides have been committed this year compared to 21 at the same time last year. 34 of those Milwaukee victims were shot. … Continue reading

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The Real Danger of Ted Cruz is Scott Walker

Ted Cruz became the first officially announced candidate for President on Monday when he delivered a speech before a captive (literally) audience at the ironically named Liberty University. He is one of the most strident, intractable candidates I can recall … Continue reading

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It’s About More than Money

Wisconsin is in danger of becoming the 25th “right to work” state by early March, with hearings held today, a Senate vote coming later in the week, an expected Assembly vote at the beginning of March, and an assured signature … Continue reading

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On the Budget and “Right to Work”

I know someone who voted for Scott Walker for governor of Wisconsin three times–his first election, the recall, and his most recent gubernatorial win. She is not a big fan of unions even though her husband is a union employee. … Continue reading

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Letter on Torture to My Congressional Representatives

This letter was written and sent on Friday to my Senators, Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, and to my Congressional Representative, Mark Pocan. 12/12/14 As an American citizen I am appalled by the recent release of the Senate’s report on … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Be Gay in America Today to Me

The last few days have brought some really great news for queer America, but it has to be tempered with the reality of living life as a gay man–or lesbian, bi, trans, or other alternative orientations and ways to express … Continue reading

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Letter to Tammy Baldwin

Dear Senator Baldwin, I appreciate a Senator looking at all sides of an issue before making a decision. After all, the Senate is supposed to be the more deliberative body. But your words at Fighting Bob Fest on Saturday seemed … Continue reading

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Recall Reality

(published by forwardseeking.com, 4/13/12) For progressive-minded people in Wisconsin it has been both a horrible and wonderful year and a half.  Scott Walker unleashed a radical right agenda upon the state before he even took the oath of office as governor, but … Continue reading

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