Trump the Pagan God

Trump the Pagan God

“In his first consulship, whilst he was observing the auguries, twelve vultures presented themselves, as they had done to Romulus. And when he offered sacrifice, the livers of all the victims were folded inward in the lower part; a circumstance which was...
Last Train to Waukesha

Last Train to Waukesha

My son Will, who grew up in Waukesha, put our city’s relationship with trains in perspective. “If you’re not from Waukesha, being called ‘a train’ is a compliment,” my son explained. “It means you’re big, strong,...
Two Pivotal Elections for Democracy in Wisconsin

Two Pivotal Elections for Democracy in Wisconsin

Reid Epstein in The New York Times reports Wisconsin is facing two pivotal elections that will determine the course of democracy in Wisconsin. The first is the election for governor this November, the race between Republican Tim Michels and Democratic incumbent Gov....
Romney-Ryan, ten years ago today

Romney-Ryan, ten years ago today

Ten years ago today: The Republican Party has moved on, from Paul Ryan to paranoia. But we can remember a different world. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel archives Manassas, Va. – Several thousand people Saturday have converged on the Harris Pavilion in this...
New newsletter every Monday and Thursday

New newsletter every Monday and Thursday

We’re ready to rock and roll. My new newsletter, “Life, Under Construction,” will be published every Monday and Thursday. I’m told that the way it will work is that you will hit the subscribe button and, for a few bucks to buy me a hot dog at a...
Kevin Nicholson No Longer Guber Worthy

Kevin Nicholson No Longer Guber Worthy

Wisconsin Republicans gubernatorial candidate Kevin Nicholson announced Tuesday he’s no longer guber-possible: Over the past week, I have assessed the state of the primary race and it has become clear to me and my team the only path forward for our campaign is...