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I’ve seen general pieces about the filibuster and its history, and so let me be specific that I am asking for commentary that is a little deeper, or granular.  My question is simple — I’’m old enough to have been politically aware since the Ford/Carter years, and for most of my life the...

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  • February 25, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Governor Tony Evers’ (D. WI) re-election campaign: Today is Primary Election Day, and I want to make sure you have all the information you need to vote. As a state schools superintendent, I understand more than most how that is one of the most important...

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  • February 16, 2021

Let me begin by saying that I am strongly for eliminating the legislative filibuster entirely.  But certain Democratic Senators, most notably Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), have made it clear that they will not vote to remove the legislative filibuster and, thus, at least for now, Democrats lack the votes to end...

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  • January 22, 2021

in a column posted for tomorrow’s paper titled ‘I Keep My Promises,’ Trump Said. Let’s Check. It has a subtitle of Here’s a report card on whether the president met his 2016 campaign pledges. In case your wondering, this report card has a clear grade of F since Trump has...

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  • September 5, 2020

It is indeed a tough way to make a living, but our lived experience tells us that we can survive Trumpism. Even if he steals the election he will get removed. Like the Las Vegas show The Act, and the Steele report of golden showers in the Russian hotel, it...

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  • August 21, 2020

OK, it’s not Kabuki as much as it is Shadow Puppetry. What makes anyone think Trump won’t run to court to get an injunction against Bolton, claiming executive privilege and national security, if Bolton receives a subpoena? Any competent court would rule against Trump, but Trump would appeal. That litigation...

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  • January 7, 2020
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