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Democrats In McConnellville

Mitch McConnell must miss Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Without their foil he’s got no one to blame but himself for failing to craft a legislative agenda to support the Republican president. He tries to blame Democrats but it falls … Continue reading

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Trump – Six Months In

It’s been difficult to get a grip on our 45th president. His first six months in office have been so different from previous Republican presidents there is no comparison. An inability to relate to this president — on any level … Continue reading

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Social Security Runs Out! (In 2034)

Last Thursday the board of trustees overseeing Social Security released its 2018 projection. 61 million beneficiaries — retirees, disabled workers, spouses and surviving children — will get an increase in monthly benefits. The forecast increase is 2.2 percent or about … Continue reading

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Organic Food’s Sticky Wicket

When people think of local food, most have seasonal sweet corn and tomatoes in mind. That hasn’t changed much in years. The quest for good-tasting food that does no harm has also been around for a long time. Organic food … Continue reading

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Republicans Shell The Democratic Party

“The objective is to destroy the coherence of the enemy’s defense, to fragment and isolate enemy units in the zone of attack, and to secure operationally decisive objectives.” U.S. Army Field Manual No. 3-09.22 The political battlefield changed during the … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Bobby Kaufmann

Open Letter to State Representative Bobby Kaufmann sent to The Solon Economist, a newspaper in his district. Congratulations on your mentions on FOX News and in the Washington Post last week. Your proposed legislation to claw back money from state … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

If we accept the premise articulated by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that we are stronger together, there is a lot in society requiring our collective attention. What did we work on? What are we working on? What should we be … Continue reading

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Today's Republican Party Is Out Of Ideas

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Stevens Point Journal and is re-posted here with permission of the author). Today’s Republican Party Is Out Of Ideas By David Shorr Throughout his political career, Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville has … Continue reading

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Looking to 2020

The sobering news of the NBC/Marist poll released last week is Hillary Clinton leading the Republican candidate in Iowa by only 4 points (41-37) among registered voters. In Iowa electing Hillary Clinton president will not be a slam dunk. If … Continue reading

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Summer Of Weird Normal In Politics

This has been a summer of weird normal, especially for people who follow politics. Given a presidential contest where many, including this author, predicted Hillary Clinton would be our next president before she announced she was running, nothing has happened … Continue reading

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