Category Archives: Partisan Politics

If convicted, don’t put Trump in jail

A few thoughts on our squirrely political world: With boxes of classified documents stored in one of his bathrooms as part of the evidence against him, former President Donald Trump looks guilty as hell. If found guilty, and it appears … Read the rest

McCarthy faces monkeys running the zoo

Newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Saturday got it backwards when he thanked former President Donald Trump for helping win the speakership. Here is his quote: “I do want to especially thank President Trump. I don’t think anybody should doubt … Read the rest

Forward Wisconsin: Not just tax cuts in 2023

It’s music to the ears of a broad swath of Wisconsin voters that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Gov. Tony Evers, Republican and Democratic leaders of our state, are saying they are ready to reach pragmatic compromises in the New … Read the rest

How to Quiet the Hyper-Partisan Divide

We have learned the hard way that directly confronting an extremist on either side of the political spectrum only serves to harden positions. An insult such as labeling a Trump follower a fascist of some proportion just triggers a more … Read the rest

What if Trump made it to the Hill?

What if then President Donald Trump had bullied his secret service detail into taking him up to Capitol Hill to join and probably lead the assault on the American electoral process? What if he had jumped out of “The Beast,” … Read the rest

Time for the GOP to drop the election lies

The fall-out from the Roe vs Wade decision to ban abortions has over-shadowed the hearings on the Trump-led attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election and, in the fifth hearing, to undermine the integrity of the U.S. Department of Justice … Read the rest

GOP facing post-Trump return to reality

Congressional hearings on the Trump-orchestrated Jan. 6 assault on the American presidential election process have been so embarrassing for Republicans that they have gone into what amounts to denial. The video footage and quotes from people directly engaged in the … Read the rest

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