Community Politics
November 17, 2011

The 1% and the Midwest

MILWAUKEE, WI — An interesting tool updated recently by USA Today shows 57 members of Congress are in the top 1% of income earners in America.  A little more digging finds ten of them are…

November 16, 2011

Editorial: Why Scott Walker is REALLY Being Recalled

MILWAUKEE, WI — Much apologies for the extended absence.  This was due to a previously-unplanned move (which you see reflected in the dateline).  But now that everything is back in working order, I wanted to…

Community Politics
August 14, 2011

How to Fix America Part II: Fix Our Nation’s Finances

MADISON, WI (The MPJ) — Did you know America is broke?  We’re completely bankrupt!  The coffers at Social Security are empty!  And, in case you didn’t click on those links, they’re to PolitiFact articles showing those statements to be…

Community Politics
August 7, 2011

How to Fix America Part I: The Crumbling Education System

MADISON, WI (The MPJ) — Believe it or not, fixing and, more importantly, expanding America’s education system is the first thing we need to do to get America back in the lead.  I can already…

Community Politics
August 6, 2011

How to Fix America: Getting Started

MADISON, WI (The MPJ) — It’s time to put an end to a generation-long error.  The me-first-society-last mindset that has pervaded our culture since 1981 has reached its zenith, and it’s cost us.  It’s cost…

Community Politics
July 24, 2011

The Sunday Editorial: Fix the Filibuster, Fix Washington

WASHINGTON, DC (The MPJ) — The hat’s gotten old.  One party proposes a new piece of legislation or person to head a department, the opposing party declares, with utmost certainty, that person or policy will…

Community Politics
June 12, 2011

The Sunday Editorial: The Existentialism of Medicare

JANESVILLE, WI (The MPJ) — Here’s a question for you.  What, exactly, is Medicare? That’s a question that seems to be befuddling many in the media, including in reporting, fact-checking, and editorial circles.  Is Medicare…

Community Politics
June 5, 2011

The Sunday Editorial: Illinois Democrats Pick Party Over Voters

SPRINGFIELD, IL (The MPJ) — The Illinois General Assembly has produced its maps for the upcoming decennial redistricting.  And, once again, it’s a gerrymandered mess.  However, there’s a difference between this gerrymandered mess and other…