Category Archives: Partisan Politics

Will Dem wannabees address Milwaukee challenges?

The recent elections of political nobodies to the office of president – Barrack Obama in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016 – proves that the game of politics is wide open in the web wide world. So why not take … Read the rest

Partisan gridlock in the cards for Wisconsin

Before and right after the election of Tony Evers as governor, there was some happy talk about the possibility of bipartisan advances in state policy. More and more, it looks like that is not going to happen. More and more, … Read the rest

Wisconsin trio could lead on pragmatic political solutions

With political gridlock emerging as the order of the day for 2019 at the state and national levels, and the resulting prospect that not much gets done on either level in solving major issues, is there any hope for Americans … Read the rest

This is not an obituary for Scott Walker

It is too early in Scott Walker’s life to write an obituary for his political career, but his anemic campaign to win a third term as Wisconsin governor dims his prospects for another big gig. Had he won the third … Read the rest

Evers and Walker, a stark contrast

As the election for Wisconsin governor winds down, cheap shot TV ads aside, the differences between Scott Walker and Tony Evers have become abundantly clear. On the bottom, bottom line, Democrat Evers would spend a lot more money and raise … Read the rest

Can the nation move way from hyper-partisanship?

JACKSONPORT WI -- Over coffee one recent morning at the Square Rigger Café in Door County with some wise old birds, there was a consensus that excessive partisanship in American politics is holding our country back. The rigid ideological positions … Read the rest

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, … Read the rest

Aug. 14: referendum on Trump; Prelims over: Evers vs. Walker

The fall election in Wisconsin is shaping up as a telling referendum on President Trump. Why is that? It’s one of the take-homes from the debate last week at UWM between the two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate prior … Read the rest

Battle lines clear for fall election, except for Trump impact

The battle lines for the fall elections in Wisconsin started earlier this year, like most wars, as a muddle, but are becoming more defined as the skirmishes for the Democratic Party primary flush out candidate positions or non-positions. Just as … Read the rest

Act 10 not the only issue facing governor wannabees

So far, not many of the Democratic candidates for governor have dropped out of the race, so it’s looking to be a long, hot summer of politics on that side of the Aug. 14 primary ballot. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett … Read the rest