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The most amazing outcome of the Republican Party state primary for the U.S. Senate wasn't that Tommy Thompson... more

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It may seem hypocritical to worry about a millionaire buying an election in Wisconsin when we're talking... more

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As state Republicans decide which candidate to select in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated... more

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The first time I saw presidential candidate Barack Obama in Milwaukee... more

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This week, Republicans on Capitol Hill opened yet another front in their continuous sniping against the Obama... more

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One unkind but perfectly understandable human reaction to the state's voters supporting a dishonest... more

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For Mitt Romney, the president's greatest vulnerability seems to be that he is no Bill Clinton—and Romney... more

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Twenty years ago, I had the honor of serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly. It was a time when we had a split... more

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Steve Eichenbaum put together the advertising campaign that propelled underdog state Sen. Russ Feingold... more

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I swear upon swearing that academics are very smart people, and it’s incredibly inappropriate for me to take childish delight at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann accidentally sending his class a self evaluation rather th.. more

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This is so Democratic Party.  They couldn'tgive the ignorant, dim-witted electorate, electorate, ,Letters more

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Instead of watching the mind-numbing pre-Super Bowl program, we watchedC-SPAN and saw what Andrew Rosenthal of the L.A.Times called "the mostfantastic rally in 20 years of covering presidential campaigns." Itwas held at UCLA and featured M.. more

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