Monday, December 5th, 2016

Former candidate for governor Ed Thompson lost his battle with cancer. He was 66. Ed Thompson was perhaps less famous than his brother, former Governor Tommy Thompson, but he made a name for himself in Wisconsin political lore. Thompson became a cause célèbre in northern Wisconsin when his Tee Pee supper club was raided by […]

Are we having fun yet? Cory Liebmann, formerly of the self-described “partisan” organization One Wisconsin Now, has launched another fishing expedition, this time going after Mayor Ed Thompson of Tomah Wisconsin. “Copies of all email from any email account that you use for official city business from 11/5/08 through 2/5/10 that fit the following search […]

Cory Liebmann, formerly of the self-described “partisan” organization One Wisconsin Now, has sent an unbelievably large open records request to State Representative Leah Vukmir’s office. Among the targets of this fishing expedition is, well, me. 1. All email from 7/1/08 through 1/20/10 for Rep. Vukmir, Dean Cady and Matthew Adamczyk (only in his capacity working […]

It’s 2010, the year someone loses a contact. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:2009 Nov 25; Section:Opinion; Page Number: 10A Much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving Thankfully, we won’t have Barbara Lawton as governor For some people Thanksgiving is a sprint. For others it’s a marathon. My Thanksgiving marathon is two Thanksgiving dinners in the same day. My wife’s family eats early, and […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Ed Thompson, the brother of former Governor Tommy Thompson, is running for state senator as a Republican.  Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) told reporters Monday that Thompson will announce later this week he is running against Sen. Katheleen Vinehout (D-Alma).  Thompson is best known as the Libertarian candidate […]

Predictions, Predictions, Predictions. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This year, I decided to keep […]

Each year at this time I peer into the magic crystal ball, and each year I just see my reflection. But I still make predictions. Using the typical sportswriter’s accuracy for predicting NFL games as my benchmark, I don’t do half badly. On the other hand, have you noticed how few sportswriters chuck the job […]

As I explain in my column in the Waukesha Freeman, it’s been a heady week for the Libertarians. Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr announced he’s running for president as a Libertarian. Zogby polling currently has him at 3 percent, just enough to have a Nader-like effect on Republican chances in November. Meanwhile, Texas Congressman Ron […]