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December 30, 2018

Does Jim Hackett Even Know What Ford Does?

Let’s start off with this: Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett has been in an unenviable position from the start.  His predecessor, Mark Fields, a Ford lifer, generated record profits during his three-year tenure as…

December 23, 2018

The Way Eddie Lampert Has Run Sears Should Be Illegal

A recent report by CNN Business says this holiday season is ‘make or break’ for Sears Holdings, the parent company of the Sears and Kmart retail giants. This report, apparently, filed from their “No Kidding”…

December 21, 2018

Wisconsin Republicans think they’re doing you a favor by cutting early voting

In an editorial penned by Rick Esenberg, head of the Republican “Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty,” he argues…badly…that Republicans are actually expanding early voting hours when they cut them in the raft of “lame-duck”…

November 5, 2018

How to Sort Out Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Data Leading Into the Midterm

Nate Silver is a talented man.  Talented enough that what started out as a political statistics blog, FiveThirtyEight.com, has been bought and sold and expanded and fooled with a few times since its inception during…

October 28, 2018

Recipe & Tasting: Wisconsin Alt Blau (After 4 Years in a Barrel)

I’ve had this mead sitting in my basement since before we moved into our current house four years ago.  I made it as an experiment, in two 5-gallon batches.  The idea being, one would be…

June 9, 2018

If World Leaders Want to Get Anywhere With Trump, They Need to Learn to “Sting Like a Bee”

With recent news of President Donald Trump wanting to pardon boxing legend Muhammad Ali for his conviction for draft dodging (which was already vacated by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1971!!!), it put…

May 18, 2018

I’m Getting the Feeling Jack White is Getting Bored – Boarding House Reach [Track by Track]

Let me start this review this way…I love Jack White.  I love his virtuosity on guitar.  I love that he takes risks.  I love that he loves music.  And I love that he doesn’t entirely…

May 15, 2018

Can Nathaniel Rateliff Do Any Wrong? Answer: Yes, but Not While Playing with the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams [Track by Track]

I’ve been a fan of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats since the first time S.O.B. popped up on Pandora while cooking dinner one night.  The self-titled debut album from the Colorado-by-way-of-Missouri-based band was a…

May 11, 2018

The Democratic Party is Three Words Away From Screwing the 2018 Elections Up

Think back to the past…the halcyon days of 2016.  Two behemoths clashed for the White House.  Donald Trump, the outsider reality TV show host promised to “build the wall,” and “drain the swamp,” and “make…

April 29, 2018

On Impeachment, Trump is Playing a Card from Scott Walker’s Deck (and That Should Concern Democrats)

First off, let’s get this part set and out in the open: If Robert S. Muller III’s special counsel investigation turns up evidence of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” such that he recommends criminal charges against…