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The progressive base of the Democratic Party are so hoping for a primary opponent for Mary Burke, some of them got excited when State Senator Kathleen Vinehout’s campaign announcement from 2010 was re-posted on Facebook: (Krumins was the Democratic candidate for state Assembly in the 97th in 2012.) Print this entry

The learning never stops Recent events hold many lessons Waukesha Freeman September 5, 2013 Opinion Page A6 Welcome to the end of summer. My daughter started school last week and my son this week. But as I always tell my kids, learning never stops, even for the summer, even for adults. Although recent events show […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Feb 2, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Walker opponents the result of recall fever   Democrats may want to find someone else   (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)  There are no limits to the silliness of mankind when it […]

The MacIver Institute is handing out the awards to celebrate the end of the legislative calendar. In part one, they handed out the following: Steel Spine: Senator Tim Carpenter Spine of Jello: Senator Kathleen Vinehout Straight Talker: Senator Jeff Plale Mr. Sensitivity: Representative Pedro Colon Taxpayer Hero: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Raquel Rutledge Taxpayer Villain: […]

State Representative Spencer Black blames the State Senate for not having the votes, the State Senate says it’s the Assembly’s fault because the bill is too expensive. To give you an idea of why it’s so hard to pass the bill in the Senate, Senator Jeff Plale in the video says he’s reluctant to support […]

The MacIver Institute has the details on the State Senate action today on the proposed BadgerCarePlus Basic: During the early afternoon debate Thursday, Republican Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield) was blunt in his assessment about what is wrong with the plan. He argued the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance would never allow a company in the private […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) gets praise from her hometown newspaper for speaking out against the Democratic Party’s leadership attempting to force her to accept a bad budget: Most news releases and columns from state lawmakers repeat the party line so carefully that you know what they say before you even read them … if […]