Gray Matter

Feingold stresses continued urgent need for health reform

March 2nd, 2010 |

The Senator says he will even support reconciliation to pass it – as long as the rules are followed

The illusory appeal of Ayn Rand

February 24th, 2010 |

Architect Howard Roark may be a heroic figure, but he’s fictional. In the real world, government has an important role to play.

Barrett brings home the silver (literally)

February 19th, 2010 |

When your campaign theme is “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,” big announcements like this week’s don’t hurt.

School wars go nuclear?

February 10th, 2010 |

The idea that we had to destroy the village to save it didn’t work in Vietnam, so you wouldn’t think it would work for MPS either.

Governor’s race: Early money and going for the jugular

February 5th, 2010 |

Fundraising is important, but campaigns are like street fights and winning is what matters most.

An inauspicious start to Black History Month

February 2nd, 2010 |

Most people would like to live in a world where race doesn’t matter. In the meantime, let’s open our eyes to the world as it is.

Doyle, Obama and herding cats

January 28th, 2010 |

President Obama and Gov. Doyle are both pretty savvy politicians, but they both have their work cut out for them.

The Doyle Legacy and Tom Barrett

January 26th, 2010 |

All eyes will be on Madison tonight for Gov. Doyle’s final state of the state address and nobody has more at stake than Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Supreme Court campaign finance decision changes everything

January 22nd, 2010 |

Think campaigns are about as dirty as they can get? Think again!

Health reform takes a blow, but it ain’t dead yet

January 21st, 2010 |

If Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown works to extend the health care program in his state (that he voted for) to the rest of the nation, reform will succeed.