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May 25, 2011

Why opposition against voter ID is indefensible

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 25 May 2011

Recently the legislature in the state of Wisconsin passed a law requiring ID to vote, with certain specified exceptions. Many people have voiced their opinion opposing requiring voter identification. I have trouble understanding those objections.

May 12, 2011

The killing of Osama Bin Laden: Revenge or Justice?

In light of the jubilant celebrations all over America, spawned by the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by Navy Seals, we have to assess the appropriateness of our reactions. It is certainly hard to deny that the …

April 5, 2011

Total meltdown of citizenship in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin has suffered a meltdown. I am happy to report it was not a meltdown of their nuclear reactors such as Japan experienced after its recent catastrophic earthquake. It has instead been a meltdown in citizenship. A …

March 17, 2011

“Greece” is the word in Madison

In mid-February, political turmoil crashed up on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin and surged all the way to the capitol grounds. Last year, when protesters raised havoc in Greece over budgetary austerity measures, some pundits said the …

February 12, 2011

Recent calls for civility are only rhetorical

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 12 Feb 2011

This column is about old news, and has been overshadowed in the news cycle because of the recent upheaval in the Middle east. Yet this issue is one that will be a prominent issue over the next two years, so …

January 5, 2011

Hope for change in the new Congress

For over two years, conservatives have been anticipating this moment, the first step to reinstall representatives in Congress which will hopefully put us back on the path toward limited government. While the characteristics that divide liberals from conservatives may be …

December 14, 2010

Thoughts about the “best deal we could get”

As of this writing, it is difficult to speculate on whether or not the Democrats in Congress will pass the deal to maintain current tax rates, as agreed upon by Obama and Republican political leaders. If they fail to do …

November 18, 2010

Election results about ideology as much as economy

A recent editorial theme that is overworked among the soothsayers of conventional wisdom, is suggesting that newly elected conservatives have a short time to right the economic ship, or face the same expulsion many Democrats faced in the recent election.

November 6, 2010

Wisconsin’s election results move state forward

The recent election brought about mixed results based upon my expectations. Pending the outcome of the undecided Senate races at the time of this writing, the U.S. Senate elections will have somewhat worse results than I expected. The congressional elections …

October 15, 2010

Conservatives not recommitting to failed policies

As of this writing, the election is only a few weeks away. At this point it doesn’t pay to make any outrageous projection for the 2010 mid term elections. I’ll simply ditto the safe predictions, and say that the Republicans …

September 24, 2010

Delaware Republican primary: A 2008 mentality applied to a 2010 reality

It’s already old news that Christine O’ Donnell won the Delaware Republican primary in upset fashion. It took less than two seconds flat for the establishment pundits to declare her unelectable. Of course that’s what they said about her chances …

September 5, 2010

Ground Zero mosque not about religious freedom

The Ground Zero mosque controversy has been erroneously portrayed by certain news pundits as being an issue about religious freedom. Of course this is another red herring designed to demonize those protesting against locating the mosque at ground zero–as if …

August 18, 2010

Lifest: “social justice” invades midwest

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 18 Aug 2010

In a recent letter to the editor of my local newspaper, Valley Scene columnist(a liberal arts and entertainment tabloid) Mr.N, a prominent local atheist, castigated historian Dr. Jake Jacobs for his expose of Lifest speaker Jim Wallis.

July 23, 2010

Racism in the Tea Party or a tempest in a tea pot?

To many political observers, it probably appeared that the Tea Party movement came out of the woodwork or even thin air. But the roots of the movement go back before then.

June 25, 2010

Sympathy for socialism and secularism

I write a monthly column for a local arts and entertainment tabloid with a decidedly liberal slant. A fellow columnist, who I’ll call Mr. N panned a new book in another editorial venue, written by Newt Gingrich. The book is …

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