Category Archives: Partisan Politics

Governor candidates will duck big issues

The major issues for the 2018 campaign for governor and Wisconsin legislative seats are fairly predictable, but there is a possibility that some new ground will be plowed. Gov. Scott Walker will run on the state’s low unemployment rate, on… Read more

Trump firing the Republican Party

It should come as no surprise that President Donald Trump is in outright warfare with the leaders of the Republican Party. He never was a real Republican. Way back in 2016 when he was running in the primaries, I wrote as reason to not vote for… Read more

Primary Trump characteristic: divisiveness

There are so may different takes on the Trump presidency after four months in office that it’s hard to put a finger on the defining characteristics of his administration. Trump fans see boldness in word and deed. Trump detractors see… Read more

With high court victory, Wisconsin looking more red than purple

Justice Annette Ziegler The pivotal but almost unnoticed highlight of the spring elections in Washington County was the reelection of local favorite Annette Ziegler to a second ten-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She ran unopposed,… Read more

Will President Clinton heal or divide?

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump, riddled with self-inflicted wounds, is a dead man walking, so it’s time to start thinking about what President Hillary Clinton could do in her first hundred days to pull this horribly divided country back to some measure of… Read more

GOP will have to rebrand after Trump

Donald Trump King Lear

What must Donald Trump be thinking deep inside as he staggers to a humiliating defeat? He is impossible to figure, but could it be similar to these quotes from the mouth of Shakespeare’s great outcast, King Lear? “I am a man more sinned… Read more

No Boy Scout, so 100 No Trump reasons

Donald Trump

If you liked Donald Trump going into the first presidential debate, you probably thought he won the debate against Hillary Clinton. If you liked Clinton going in, you surely thought she won. If you were among the undecided or the depressed… Read more

Three more No Trump reasons; total now 100

If you liked Donald Trump going into the first presidential debate, you probably thought he won the debate against Hillary Clinton. If you liked Clinton going in, you surely thought she won. If you were among the undecided or the depressed… Read more

Trump “NO” vote list grows to 97

Before I get into more reasons to vote “No” when it comes to Donald Trump, here are a few more insights on his visit to Washington County on August 16. I estimated the crowd at more than 1,000, but that was way low. Credible sources put the… Read more

Trump drew 3700 in West Bend; 94 ‘No’ reasons

Donald Trump

Before I get into more reasons to vote “No” when it comes to Donald Trump, here are a few more insights on his visit to Washington County on August 16. I estimated the crowd at more than 1,000, but that was way low. Credible sources put the… Read more