What’s the Matter with Kansas? And Wisconsin, and Indiana, and Michigan, and Missouri, and Iowa?

The stuff that was the matter with Kansas in 2004, when Thomas Frank published What's the Matter with Kansas?, a trenchant analysis of the lunacy of American politics, is still the matter with it, only now it’s the matter with 32 out of 50 other states as well. Citizens in ever greater numbers have abandoned... Continue Reading →


Deregulation and Wisconsin’s Disappearing Lakes

It was once a Milwaukee tradition. Every Friday afternoon during the summer, Milwaukee families packed up their cars, jammed the kids into the backseat, and left their bungalows and duplexes behind, heading out of the city to private cottages and small fishing resorts, to spend weekends and two-week vacations on blue, spring-fed Wisconsin lakes. This... Continue Reading →

Freedom Fighters: Our Wisconsin Republicans

On March 21st, Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir (R-5th District) held a “listening session” at the Brookfield Safety Building to get voter feedback on Governor Scott Walker’s latest budget. The session was held in a large auditorium. Town hall meetings have been crowded lately, and “woke” citizens are showing up, not just for meetings with... Continue Reading →

RT Both/Writer/Links

"The Banishment of John McAdams" from Milwaukee Magazine https://www.milwaukeemag.com/the-banishment-of-john-mcadams-marquette-university/ "John McAdams Marches On" from Urban Milwaukee Magazine http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/04/18/john-mcadams-marches-on/ Essays and Reviews http://fictionwritersreview.com/shoptalk/stories-we-love-sam-shepards-an-unfair-question/ http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/reviews/monsters-in-appalachia/ https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1363667 Short Fiction http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/tag/RT-Both/

Outrage Conquers America

All over liberal social media, you see the same questions being asked.  Now that the Republicans are taking their healthcare away, will white working class voters turn against Trump?  Will they realize what a mistake they made voting for him? The Republican Party is set to revoke the healthcare of 24 million Americans by replacing... Continue Reading →

Many Lies and One Important Fact: Congressman Sensenbrenner Town Hall

"Elections have consequences."   Jim Sensenbrenner (R-5th CD), Pewaukee Public Library,  Saturday, February 11, 2017 Anyone who expected Jim Sensenbrenner to be intimidated by the substantial turn-out at his Town Hall meetings last Saturday was in for a disappointment. Sensenbrenner is nothing like those other Republican congressmen who actually ran away from their angry constituents.  He's... Continue Reading →

Why I Marched

One thing is certain, I did not march so the likes of Jeff Sessions could become the head law enforcement officer of our country, or climate change liar Scott Pruitt head of the EPA, or a fool like Betsy DeVos secretary of education.  I marched because, throughout his candidacy and from the very moment of... Continue Reading →

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