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Liberal tantrums have no end

Waukesha Freeman August 21, 2014 Page A6 Opinion Liberal tantrums have no end  Ryan’s book targeted for vandalism I have yet to meet the proverbial white angry male at Republican gatherings or at tea party events. Not even the proverbial white angry female. Or, at least if I have, they seem to have left their anger at home. I’m not saying they’re not out there. I’m sure there are more than... [Read more]


Donovan’s run

Bruce Murphy over at the Urban Milwaukee website is already predicting Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan will not defeat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the 2016 spring election. Why can’t Donovan win a race for mayor? Let us count the reasons. For starters, no alderman has won a campaign for mayor since the election of 1910, when Emil Seidel was elected heading up a Socialist wave that was historically... [Read more]


Walker makes case against Doyle third term

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion August 14, 2014 Walker makes case against Doyle third term Burke’s experience is also her weakness Gov. Scott Walker and company were in Waukesha on Tuesday night. They were not here to partake in any of the state Assembly victory parties but to launch the fall campaign in earnest. Walker hit on the two themes that will probably be central to his campaign. The first... [Read more]


Just a pathetic and dirty cheap shot

I get the frustration of Aaron Perry’s campaign, but pushing a story that Scott Allen donated to Bill Kramer twice as some sort of big deal is just cheap and pathetic. Michael Brander is really new to blogging so he might not have thought this hit piece through, but it is slimy. It is guilt by association, and a very tenuous association at that. How would Perry like to be judged by the content... [Read more]


Not waiting for Grothman

I am aware of the heroic step State Sen Glenn Grothman took to challenge a sitting majority leader of his own party in a Republican primary. Conservatives should be very grateful for the political risk taken by Grothman in challenging and defeating Mary Panzer. I also get the “Grothman gives good quote” argument. That’s probably what Charlie Sykes meant when he wrote, “What... [Read more]


Apparently the state treasurer’s office still has one job

After running four years ago on a promise to get rid of the state treasurer’s office, Kurt Schuller made a half-hearted effort on behalf of the needed state constitutional amendment. After that the office fought a rear-guard action to preserve itself while continuing spending money on things like plastic piggy banks. Now the circle is complete and Schuller has embraced the bureaucracy. I guess... [Read more]


Allen, Rosner top contenders

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Candidates have just five days Allen, Rosner top contenders Only five more shopping days left in the primary campaign season. Have you picked a candidate? As former Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson observed the other night, in a field this large, normally one or two candidates are just filling space on the ballot. In this race, all six have been... [Read more]


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