Category Archives: Partisan Politics

Remember the Walker 2010 jobs pledge?

Remember back when jobs, jobs, jobs was the dominant issue in the race for governor of Wisconsin? My friend Tom Hefty and I met in 2010 with several Republican big wigs who were planning Scott Walker’s campaign for his first … Read the rest

Ramthun’s resume smells fishy

There are some fishy things about the resume of Rep. Timothy Ramthun, a Republican from Kewaskum who has announced a campaign for governor. Ramthun is riding a wave inside the Republican Party by creating and promoting an evidence-light allegation that … Read the rest

Ramthun will mess up GOP primary

Tim Ramthun, a Republican state representative from Campbellsport, is running for governor. He is running on a platform of B.S. He has promised he would make public to anyone who asked to give evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 … Read the rest

Female Leaders Stand Tall on Vote Integrity

Amidst the hullabaloo about the “stolen election” that wasn’t stolen, two legislators have stepped forward to shine a piercing light on a dark farce that is being perpetuated by the supporters of the world’s biggest loser. Rep. Liz Cheney, a … Read the rest

Tommy would add depth to the 2022 campaign

Within a few months, UW regents president Edmund Manydeeds will accept the resignation of Tommy Thompson as interim UW president. “Tommy,” as he was known during his four terms as Wisconsin governor, stepped into a vacuum when a UW Regents’ … Read the rest

Rep. Ramthun: Leave my sacred vote alone

Why in his grandstanding press release calling for cancellation of the Wisconsin presidential election outcome did State Sen. Timothy Ramthun, a Republican from Campbellsport, not offer a single incident of actual voter fraud in his district? Nothing. Nada. Not a … Read the rest

Minor Voting Flaws Trigger Overblown Response

My mother-in-law, Margaret Keenan Icks of Green Bay, spent a good part of her life as a leader of the League of Women Voters. It campaigned for a decade to “get out the vote.” The concern back then was that … Read the rest

Wisconsin GOP quintet hobbles Cheney

My journalist brother once reminded me of the adage: “If you’re going to tell the truth, you better have a fast horse outside the door.” Liz Cheney, the third ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives did not have … Read the rest

Trump acquitted, but far from not guilty

The second impeachment trial is in the books, with the former president acquitted of anti-American activities. But, in the court of public opinion, Donald Trump came out as far from innocent and highly guilty of conduct unbecoming the office of … Read the rest

No centrist innovations so far from Biden

Political centrists in the United States are suffering a severe case of disappointment as they watch the two political parties staying in the same old partisan rut that preceded the election of Joe Biden as president. It was just three … Read the rest