Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/11/2016 Page A06 Opinion Wisconsin GOP is the Ryan Party Bad night for Chris Larson Any discussion of Tuesday night’s election results has to begin with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s victory over recent transplant and alt-Right favorite Paul Nehlen. In the closing days of Nehlen’s campaign he even said there should be […]

Over at RightWisconsin, I have a piece this morning that warns the entire country is watching to see, not only the results of today’s election, but whether Waukesha County can run an election. After the vote tally debacle in the state Supreme Court race, former Slate reporter Dave Weigel (now with the Washington Post) coined […]

Well, I got my wish. The Waukesha Freeman is reporting this morning Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack has an opponent in the Republican Primary in August, former Delafield City Clerk Gina Gresch. Novack was elected county clerk after the controversial Kathy Nickolaus decided not to run for re-election. Novack’s term has not been without controversy. When federal […]

It’s the Town of Waukesha edition. A Hamm/Van Scyoc twitter account sent three tweets in my direction, all saying the same thing: Then they blocked me so I couldn’t respond. Damn. If there was only some way, some means of responding to them. The tantrum was in response to a blog post about a party at the […]

Really? State Attorney General JB Van Hollen said county clerks could be prosecuted for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. I sympathize with Van Hollen’s frustration, and technically he is correct, but does he really think county district attorneys are going to start arresting the clerks? Did he really think his designated successor, Waukesha DA […]

Novack fails the test Clerks responsible to uphold law We can forgive Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen for sounding like Chip Diller in “Animal House,” saying “Remain calm, all is well!” right before getting trampled by county clerks all over the state rushing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. After all, federal Judge Barbara […]