Saturday, December 10th, 2016

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is ignoring the email. The Wisconsin State Journal is burying the email at the bottom of their story. But Wisconsin Watchdog has posted the entire document containing the email online, and it provides more evidence of the partisan nature of the John Doe investigation. Here is the entire email: “We said […]

My friends, the Democrats in Wisconsin need help. No, really. Their current party chairman, Mike Tate, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at the June convention. He has become a lame duck, and the party is bereft of leadership. Okay, Tate wasn’t exactly an inspiring leader before, either. But still, there is a […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

Yep, Mary Burke is running for re-election to the Madison school board. The article does not ask the obvious question: how much will Burke spend to win? Considering that the amount she spent the first time was an issue, both in that race and in the race for governor, why wouldn’t the Wisconsin State Journal […]

“I think I don’t really fit the mold of most people who run for governor.”  – Mary Burke   No kidding. Print this entry

A little more than kin, and less than kind. Hamlet Act I, ii A little more of Mary Burke’s biography was filled in by the Wisconsin Reporter. According to four different sources including Gary Ellerman, a former human resources director for Trek, it turns out Burke’s snow board sabbatical may have been the result of […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/23/14 Page A6 Opinion Democrats have amazing timing Coincidences hard to believe It’s just an amazing coincidence that Milwaukee County decided to release more emails from the first John Doe investigation on Tuesday. It’s just amazing that the timing coincided with new ads launched by Mary Burke’s campaign attacking Gov. Scott Walker over […]

Over at RightWisconsin, the invaluable Rick Esenberg explains how Mary Burke may be breaking the law with her campaign ads. The statute does not give Burke a free pass to republish it and the paper’s headline is pretty close to flat out false. But without regard to that, the clearly communicated message of the ad […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/16/2014 Page A5 Opinion Happ hiding behind the OLR State office provides cover in land deal So the Office of Lawyer Regulation leapt to Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ’s defense. Investigations by the OLR usually progress in geologic time. But they issued a response to the complaint by the alleged victim in […]