A Tale of Two Rons

Ron Johnson has repeatedly criticized Russ Feingold for Feingold’s opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, saying that he doesn’t know how Feingold could have opposed it before he even read it. Holy cow! Rojo sounds just like Ron Kind! At a February 2016 listening session in Eau Claire, Kind was…

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Former US Army captain Amanda Buchholz endorses her father, Myron Buchholz, for congress.

When Myron Buchholz announced his run for congress last February some media outlets seized on the words ” peace activist ” in his announcement, and gave it a slightly suspicious ring as in: Buchholz, a self described ” peace activist. ” So his daughter Amanda, a West Point graduate and…

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All Hands On Deck

Last Friday’s meeting of the DNC platform drafting committee in St. Louis yielded the best evidence yet that President Obama intends to ram the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) through a lame duck congress after the November election. The TPP is the most sweeping trade agreement in history, and is opposed…

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The Considerable Power of a Primary Challenge

A few weeks ago I wrote about how 3rd congressional district Rep Ron Kind had abruptly decided to co-sponsor America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act after ten plus years of refusing to do so. . The Act would protect 9.5 million acres of Utah wilderness from mining, and oil and gas…

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Third CD challenger to Ron Kind arrested protesting for campaign finance reform (VIDEO)

According to a report in The Daily Call, Myron Buchholz, who’s challenging incumbent Democrat Ron Kind in the Third Congressional District, was arrested on April 16 as part of the Democracy Spring protests. Those protests were held to bring attention to the legalized corruption of big money in politics. “Before…

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The power of a primary challenge

Last week a good friend of mine from Eau Claire, a long time member of the Sierra club, got an email from an acquaintance out in Utah. The tone of the email was pure excitement. After more than ten years of citizen lobbying, 3rd congressional district Democratic Rep Ron Kind…

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Late Thursday Music: Steve Carlson- Which Side Are You On, Ron?

Hey gang, I wrote the lyrics, sang the lead vocals, and arranged this rendition of the old labor song ( and added a word at the end of the title.) Do an old man a favor and share it far and wide, will ya?

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Myron Buchholz on Sly

Last week, progressive democrat Myron Buchholz was on the air with John ” Sly ” Sylvester to discuss his primary challenge to Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district. A highlight of the discussion was when Sly noted that Ron Kind’s characterization of Russ Feingold’s stance on the Trans Pacific…

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Myron Buchholz: the man who wants to unseat Ron Kind

Last week retired school teacher Myron Buchholz announced he would be challenging incumbent Democratic Congressman Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s third Congressional district. Shortly after Buchholz announced his candidacy, I had an opportunity to chat with him about his decision to challenge Rep. Kind. As the obvious first question, I asked…

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Meet the new Democratic Party of Wisconsin….same as the old Democratic Party of Wisconsin

For those of you who haven’t heard, incumbent Democratic Congressman Ron Kind has a Democratic challenger for his seat. Retired teacher Myron Buchholz has decided to challenge Rep. Kind, and while Buchholz has a very uphill climb in his quest to unseat Kind, that challenge is being made all the…

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