Category Archives: Elections 2024

State remapping deal promises more bi-partisanship

At least at the state level, there are encouraging early signs of bipartisanship that has been missing for the better part of two decades. It has something to do, me thinks, with the Supreme Court-ordered rearrangement of the Wisconsin legislative … Read the rest

Tired of Trumpian losses, Gallagher leaves House

Thank you for your service, Mike Gallagher. In the aftermath of his recent decision not to run for a fifth term, critics on the far right of the Trump-infested Republican Party won’t mouth those gracious words, the words that many … Read the rest

West Bend school election looms large

It’s only two months until the April 2 elections for two positions on the West Bend School District Board, and it looks to be another pivotal contest. The contest pits two well-known candidates against two lesser-known candidates. In the experienced … Read the rest

Is Trump going the way of Reagan?

This is a preface. Way back in another political era, I was invited in 1987 to a President Reagan press conference for eight regional economic writers. Reagan stepped the podium in the Executive Office Building near the White House and … Read the rest

Liz: you must run as an independent

Liz Cheney, one of the few Republican leaders and ex-leaders with a stiff back, is dedicated to the proposition that Donald Trump never serves another term. In a recent interview with Charlie Sykes, a national political analyst with Wisconsin roots, … Read the rest

A long shot: Nikki Haley in Wisconsin

With Donald Trump enjoying huge leads in polling of Republican voters, will Wisconsin voters have a chance to make a difference in who the party’s presidential nominee will be? Nikki Haley is a long shot, but the political pundits are … Read the rest

Trump: Mental lapses add up; funny numbers don’t

Reason 3 to Nix Trump: More Mental Lapses. He is getting dotty. He will be 78 on election day, the average life expectancy for an American male, but humans age at very different paces. According to Forbes, he has mixed … Read the rest

Trump insulted Karl and his fellow Marines

Reason 5 for No on Trump: DISRESPECT FOR MILITARY HEROES John Kelly, retired top Marine general and chief of staff for former President Trump, went on the record last week to confirm that Trump categorized the 1800 Marines killed in … Read the rest

Biden, Trump out of bounds on UAW strike

It is going to be hard to stay current on my list of reasons to vote for or against President Joe Biden and former president Trump in the 2024 presidential elections. They are both continually in the national spotlight for … Read the rest

My tally of pros, cons of Biden, Trump

Back in 2016, light years ago in today’s political environment, when former President Trump was less known to potential voters, I started a list of reasons to vote against him in the primary and general election. My final tally was … Read the rest