Friday, December 9th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/01/2016 Page A06 Opinion Saving Johnson Long odds for incumbent in important race In every ranking of U.S. Senate races, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is at the top of the vulnerable incumbent list. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia puts Johnson’s seat as a “leans” Democrat-to-Republican switch, and he’s hardly alone. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 3/3/16 Feingold forgets own record No hurry on Supreme Court pick The president proposes and Congress disposes is the old saying about divided government in Washington D.C. The voters chose President Barack Obama twice and also chose the Republican members of the U.S. Senate to thwart his agenda. Now we’re […]

Judging from the most recent interview by Mike Gousha on his Sunday morning yack fest, it’s like Russ Feingold never served in the Senate. Gousha asked Feingold about Senate Republicans like Ron Johnson refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, but as I explain at RightWisconsin Gousha never asked a follow-up […]

How tough are Senator Ron Johnson’s chances to hold onto the seat he won from Russ Feingold in 2010? Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post lists Feingold as one of the surprise winners in the recent fundraising count: The Democratic former senator outraised Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), $2.2 million to $2 million, for a rematch of their […]

I hate it when either side does this. I get it. Former Senator Russ Feingold was teaching in California rather than living in Wisconsin. He could run for senator there rather than here. I’ve made the jokes, too. But really, did they have to shout stupid, annoying questions? Here’s an idea: “Excuse me Senator, I […]

Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball Report, explains why they are calling Senator Ron Johnson the most vulnerable incumbent senator in 2016: Early attention has focused on the three most reliably Democratic states of the seven mentioned above: Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It is right to assume that there’s not much […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A5 Opinion 5/21/2015 No change with Feingold Johnson underdog in rematch All hail the return of Russ Feingold! After a self-imposed exile in Washington, D.C., Africa and California, Feingold returned to Wisconsin to show off his nifty orange tan and announce he is running for Senate. Please, no genuflecting is necessary. As […]

  But he got a great California tan. “Up close, he was almost purple.” – Bridget Jones’ Diary   Print this entry