Saturday, December 10th, 2016

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 […]

Perhaps Republicans in Wisconsin should take a page from the Democrats in how they’ve handled Anthony Weiner’s too-late confession. Democrats are lining up one by one to take a bite out of Weiner. Maybe he was obnoxious and disliked. Maybe they really don’t like what he did. Maybe they’re uncomfotable that Weiner’s best character reference […]

What were the events that shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin in 2010?  This is my list of the top ten events that occurred in 2010 in Waukesha and in Wisconsin.  Ten each.  A-dime a-piece. Feel free to add your own in the comments. Waukesha: The approval of Waukesha’s water application by the Waukesha Common Council The election of […]

Wisconsin’s absurd standard for residency when it comes to running for office needs to be fixed. The whole point of any residency requirement is that someone representing a district in the legislature should actually be of that district. I know, what a concept. Instead, we have a ridiculous rule that allows someone to move into […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Nov 4, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Savor victory, but not for long Republicans must keep promises after historic gains Wow. What a night for Republicans in Wisconsin. Not only did Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker win the election for governor, not only did Ron Johnson defeat three-term incumbent Russ Feingold, but Republicans […]

But will this billion dollar extra lane on this stretch of freeway make it easier for Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D) to get from his home to his district? Print this entry

Without endorsing a candidate in the 44th Assembly District, it’s nice to see a candidate that actually lives among the people he would like to represent in Madison. Bill Truman, a member of the Janesville City Council, actually lives in the district.  The incumbent, Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, is living in an apartment outside his […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: May 27, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Mayor not the only one allowed to talk to strangers (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://www.wigderson.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I have a confession to make. Last Saturday I attended the Republican Party of […]

State Representative Scott Newcomer announced today that he will not seek re-election (ht: Kevin Binversie). The distractions of his personal life and the presence of three respectable challengers must’ve finally been too much. Perhaps his constituents would have been more forgiving of his foibles had he been more visible in the district. On the other […]

This week’s article for the MacIver Institute is concerned about the lack of progress in taking simple steps to stymie voter fraud: A group of activists concerned with potential voter fraud launched the “We’re Watching Wisconsin Elections Campaign.” They encouraged people to contact their local clerks to require photo identification before a ballot can be […]