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The real problem with Mary Burke's jobs plan
I suppose it makes for good politics, the GOP's insistent attacks on Mary Burke's honesty, credibility and work ethic after it turned out her campaign stole some wording for her economic plan from other Democratic candidates.
(2 comments)

Friday, October 10, 2014

On Scotland's democracy and some notes on secession
In Scotland the drama is over, and people there have, by a solid margin, voted to retain their status as a member state of the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In ruling, court makes all public employees potential victims
Paul Fussell, in "The Great War and Modern Memory," wrote that "every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected. Every war constitutes an irony of situation because its means are so melodramatically disproportionate to its presumed ends." One might apply that same observation to recent Wisconsin court decisions.
(1 comments)

Monday, September 22, 2014

The stupidity of manufactured political debates
For a while now the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin has been trying to muscle its candidate for governor, Robert Burke, into scheduled debates between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke, and it hasn't had any luck.
Friday, September 19, 2014

Placing the health and well-being of patients first
Every day many Americans have to weigh how they will spend each dollar. Food or rent? Electric bill or health care? For those who are uninsured and underinsured, medication is often sacrificed to cover the basic costs of day-to-day life.
Friday, September 5, 2014

Is November the real recall?
This week's Marquette poll came as a surprise to the general public and to political observers alike, as Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke kept her lead - and slightly expanded it - over incumbent Gov. Scott Walker.
(3 comments)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest Editorial: 'Me too' Mary Burke
The Lakeland Times interview with Mary Burke last week was enlightening, but short on specifics.
(4 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


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