Eleven Months Into The Pandemic, Andrea Palm, is still only the secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

And it’s not like she isn’t qualified or hasn’t been on the job that long…because she was after all, nominated by Governor Tony Evers in January 2019. But the do nothing Republican legislature (which hasn’t met since April of 2020), simply out of spite against the governor, hasn’t confirmed her…

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How Would You Select Biden’s Cabinet? Go Easy or Go Big?

The president-elect is somewhat between a rock and a hard place with his selections for cabinet positions and other West Wing roles. On the one hand he faces a very hostile White House that has been stonewalling co-operation on the transition, then a restive progressive wing in his own party…

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Both Republican and Democratic States Take Offense to the Seditious Texas Election Lawsuit.

Unsurprising the states being sued at the US Supreme Court over their election practices are pushing back at Texas for bringing the suit. But a number of Republicans are finding fault as well. Despite the 17 Republican states who have signed onto the Texas suit, there are states who don’t…

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Time To End Catch All Omnibus Bills? Sen. Mike Lee Is Seeing The Light.

I haven’t gone back to look for it, but I think I published an article a few years back suggesting that Congress and the various state legislatures pull back a bit and keep bills clean and lean. A spending bill should be a spending bill…a defense bill should be a…

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And The Lucky Recount Winners Are? Milwaukee And Dane Counties!

This makes little to no sense…yes the biggest number of Biden votes came from Milwaukee and Dane counties…but yes…they are Democratic strong holds and always go Democratic. The Trump campaign needs to flip 11,000 votes to possibly negate Biden’s lead of nearly 21,000 votes. I don’t think that’s likely to…

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So, who is your favorite for Biden’s running mate?

I have changed my mind a number of times…as I stated in a comment recently, I think Senator Tammy Duckworth.

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Was The Republican Party Founded By A Socialist Wannabe?

From a reading that was suggested by an online class I am taking. It’s from The Revolution Begins Here Milwaukee and the History of Socialism” by Associate Professor Aims McGuinness, UWM Department of History¬†: …the first Wisconsinites to call themselves socialists were English-speaking men and women who were born in…

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Dystopian Madison: Gov. Evers Edition

Yesterday evening, the daily email from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel arrived to provide links to the new stories of the day on their website, JSOnline. The lead story was one about Governor Tony Evers secretly recording a closed door meeting with GOP leadership, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority…

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And We Now Have A 2020 Presumptive Nominee!

No, not Senator Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden…but President Donald Trump! Apparently yesterday’s primaries put him over the top and he’s crowing about it in his fundraising emails. President Trump has officially been named your 2020 Presumptive Republican Nominee for President of the United States. He has always said that…

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Where is your House Rep this week?

Fair is fair here. It appears that both House leadership and White House staff are looking to fix and clarify a few issues in the coronavirus bill that the House passed last week…and that the president tweeted his support. And I dinged the Senate for taking the weekend off and…

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