Sunday, October 23rd, 2016


Cardinal Dolan’s remarks at the Al Smith dinner

Forget how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exchanged shots at each other rather than keep their remarks within the intended spirit of the evening. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in a far more subtle fashion, reminded the candidates of their conflicts with the Catholic Church. I hope they were listening. Backstage, Al Smith Dinner. Mayor DeBlasio, Melania and Donald Trump, Cardinal Dolan, Hillary Clinton,... [Read more]

Waukesha Freeman column ends

One day you’ll look to see I’ve gone For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun Well, it was something my wife and I speculated about when we heard about the latest layoffs at the Waukesha Freeman. My freelance newspaper column is coming to an end with the Freeman. I was informed this morning in a nice phone call from editor/publisher Bill Yorth that Thursday’s column on the... [Read more]

Still waiting for John Doe justice

Waukesha Freeman 10/6/16 Page A5 Opinion Still waiting for John Doe justice Illegal leaks must be prosecuted The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech Monday when it announced it would not take up the John Doe investigation case, ending a partisan witch hunt into conservative organizations in Wisconsin. Both state and federal courts have found that the investigation was an overreach by prosecutors... [Read more]

Friday Afternoon cocktail, the Miss Universe edition

Since the Republican candidate for President Donald Trump is obsessed with a non-existent sex tape of Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe from Venezuela, we thought we would share his obsession by celebrating with the favorite alcoholic beverage of her native land, the Cuba Libre. For the ill-informed, it’s a rum and Coca-Cola. Esquire informs us the drink was invented after the Spanish-American... [Read more]

McAdams punished by the PC Inquisition

Waukesha Freeman September 29, 2016 Page A6 Opinion McAdams punished by the PC Inquisition Academic freedom has no place at Marquette We’re at that time of year when many high school seniors are sifting through their college choices. What schools will provide the best education? What university will prepare young Johnny and Mary for a future career? Which college has the best parties? Perhaps a more... [Read more]

Tonight’s debate prep brought to you by RightWisconsin

Over at RightWisconsin, the contributors (including moi) were asked to give our preview of tonight’s Republican debate. Of course, we all said that this debate will rank up there with the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the Buckley-Reagan debate on the Panama Canal. Well, actually, we said quite the opposite, as you can imagine. It has the potential to be a replay of the Holyfield-Tyson fight, but... [Read more]

No, really, we meant never

One of the most annoying complaints about “Never Trump” position is that somehow those who said they would never support Donald Trump are somehow responsible if he loses. If we say we’re never voting for Trump, and the Republicans nominate Trump, then surely the Republican voters took into account that we would never, ever vote for Trump. The Never Trump movement won’t elect... [Read more]

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