Politics Category

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…

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 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…

April 16, 2018

Paul Ryan’s departure is the only chance conservatism will have to reset itself

Why is the impending departure of House Speaker Paul Ryan from politics such a momentous occasion?  It has a lot to do with the type of thinking he represents, and has taken over the conservative…

March 22, 2012

Editorial: Paul Ryan’s Budget an Exercise in Fraud, Ignorance

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — Much like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), I am also a product of Wisconsin’s public school system.  To make an even more direct comparison, I’m a product of public schools along…

March 19, 2012

Midwest Boasts Some of Most/Least Corrupt Governments

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — When you live in the Midwest, it’s easy to follow common conceptions as to whose state is the most or least crooked.  Often, fingers get pointed at Illinois and Ohio…

February 17, 2012

Editorial: Turning the Midwest from “Industrial Furnace” to “Industrial Brain”

MILWAUKEE, WI (The MPJ) — Growing up and living here in the farthest corner of America’s Rust Belt, as the son of an industrial engineer, I’ve had plenty of time to think about what it’s…