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Trump will be Trump

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/18/2016 Pag.A06 Opinion Trump will be Trump West Bend speech end of rational campaign As if southeastern Wisconsin hasn’t suffered enough in recent days, Sean Hannity of Fox News held a “town hall” event in Milwaukee Tuesday night with presidential candidate Donald Trump. It was probably modeled after the presenting of a crown to Caesar described by Shakespeare,... [Read more]


The bubble wrap of Florence Foster Jenkins

For Florence Foster Jenkins, the inevitable comparison will be to Sunset Boulevard, the life of an aging performer living a Potemkin existence. However, instead of Billy Wilder’s wicked insights into end of Hollywood’s Golden Age, director Stephen Frears goes into the sheltered world of “high society” after the age of Gatsby. The result is a sympathetic look at the real life of a performer... [Read more]


Wisconsin GOP is the Ryan Party

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/11/2016 Page A06 Opinion Wisconsin GOP is the Ryan Party Bad night for Chris Larson Any discussion of Tuesday night’s election results has to begin with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s victory over recent transplant and alt-Right favorite Paul Nehlen. In the closing days of Nehlen’s campaign he even said there should be a discussion about deporting all Muslims from the... [Read more]


It’ll be like the zoo, only no cages between us and the audience

Looking for lunch entertainment on September 20 in Waukesha County? The Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Young Professionals Program, has asked moi to appear with Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now on a politics panel. Jeff Mayers of Wispolitics drew the short straw to be the moderator. It should be an entertaining and informative discussion. I suspect we’ll discuss things like Donald Trump’s... [Read more]


That’s one way to describe the Nehlen dumpster fire

Actual Breitbart headline: Here is the “fire” that was set: You can get a bigger crowd for a demonstration for a timeshare…  in Beloit. Print this entry Read More →


Battle of the Pauls

Waukesha Freeman 8/4/16 Page A6 Opinion Battle of the Pauls Tuesday election battle for GOP soul Can Paul Nehlen unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan? Rarely has such a local election, the Republican primary in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, had such importance. We’re not expecting a large turnout, but the impact could be enormous. The odds favor Ryan. He has never been unpopular in his district,... [Read more]


Some unconventional convention thoughts

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A06 Opinion Some unconventional convention thoughts Somebody please stop Reince Priebus. The Republican National Committee chairman is making Wisconsinites look bad. On Monday, Priebus told the Democrats they should vote their conscience. If it sounds familiar, the idea of voting one’s conscience caused Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to be booed as he exited the stage at last week’s... [Read more]


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