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Where have all the fiscal conservatives gone?

As a fiscal conservative, I miss the Republican Party. Even though its leaders have never balanced the federal budget when they were in power in recent decades, they at least talked the talk on the need to bring down the deficit and its offspring, the national debt. These days, even arch fiscal conservatives like Reps. Glenn Grothman ...

President puts fake label on people’s best friend

In the 20 years I worked in news rooms for small, middle-sized and large newspapers, I always thought of them as the court of last resort for people who couldn’t get their voices heard any other way. If the average Jack or Jill couldn’t get satisfaction in city hall, in the halls of higher level politics, ...

Campaign needs bigger ideas, like move Van Hise

Where are the big thoughts in the Wisconsin race for governor, like connecting Madison and Milwaukee by filling in the I-94 Corridor, like moving Van Hise Hall, the headquarters for the University of Wisconsin System to the state’s business center, like a jobs program that knocks down the minority unemployment rate in the central city ...

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