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January
2016

Gerrymandering Builds Unlikely Allies

The arguments against the gerrymandering of districts are strong. It subverts democracy. It takes away the one person, one vote rule. But what anti-gerrymandering proponents are also concerned about is representation for communities of interest. So what are communities of interest and why should this matter? A prime example happened on the Milwaukee County Board […]

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December
2015

Civics 101 — A Guide for voting locally and being heard

It’s approaching that time of year — the time when every uninformed yahoo thinks they understand how government works and wishes to indoctrinate their coworkers and friends into thinking they are the font of all knowledge and that following them is a defiant act of wisdom. If you believe that knowledge is power, here’s a […]

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2
December
2015

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8
May
2013

Appeasement is not Reform

The Milwaukee County Board is under seige. Attacked from talk radio, County Executive Abele, a former colleague of theirs turned State Representative, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the County Board has pushed through a change that would reduce their pay to about $40,000. That’s not reform — that’s appeasement. Reducing the salary of the board is […]

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27
February
2012

Barrett must look to himself for guidance on Governors race

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett may very well be the nicest guy in politics. Unfortunately nice guys sometimes finish last. As Barrett balances his decision on whether or not to make another run for Governor he needs to assess whether he is willing to get down in the mud and scrap with the well known mudslinger […]

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2
August
2011

Darling Ads morphing to vicious attacks against Pasch as Recall Election Looms

State Senator Alberta Darling is upset that thousands of people signed a petition to recall her and the once mild mannered moderate Republican from River Hills is morphing into a vicious screaming banshee as her political career winds down. Democratic challenger and State Representative Sandy Pasch is Darling’s target and it is getting ugly. One […]

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