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Electoral college should not decide presidential elections

November 18, 2012

The dust has yet to settle from last Tuesday’s presidential election. President Obama was re-elected due to a dominant performance in the battleground states. In 2008, Obama won every battleground state. This election, he won every battleground state except North Carolina. Indiana was the only other...

Wisconsin ‘votes blue’ for sixth consecutive time

November 12, 2012

  GOP regains control of state Senate, now  has control of entire state government:   It is finally safe to watch television, listen to the radio and drive down the interstate without the threat of being bombarded with political ads. After months of fighting over a few key swing ...

The Great Debate

November 5, 2012

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate one of the most important political issues in this year’s election: which candidate has the best internet meme?...

Local spa shooting inspires legislation

November 5, 2012

Last week’s shooting at a Brookfield, Wis. spa brought the issue of gun control once again to the front of Americans’ minds. The shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, legally purchased a handgun from a private seller two days after his wife obtained a restraining order against him. Even though Wisconsin...

Media endorsement of politicians is unethical

November 5, 2012

  With the presidential election less than a month away, people across the United States are taking sides. This is to be expected because they must decide who to vote for. Media outlets including “The New York Times” and the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” also have a history of taking...

Gov. Mitt Romney visits West Allis, Wis.

November 4, 2012

Gov. Mitt Romney made his last stop in Wisconsin at West Allis last Friday, Oct. 2, four days before election.

Educate yourself on election issues

October 2, 2012

With the presidential election only a month away, many Americans are in the process of deciding who will get their votes. It’s easy to pick a candidate based on political party alone, but unless you research where the candidates stand on the issues that matter, you may end up voting for someone who...

Has Mitt Romney hit his ceiling?

October 25, 2011

Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is running for president for the second consecutive election. After losing the GOP nomination in 2008 to John McCain, Romney appears to be the front runner this year. While some polls show that political newcomer Herman Cain is now a major threat, the Romney campaign...

Herman Cain: The man who caught fire, not GOP ‘flavor of the month’

October 12, 2011

With the GOP presidential primary election not far off, there are a plethora of candidates campaigning to be the GOP’s presidential nominee. At first glance, the candidates seem to blend together: whether it is Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney who both look like they were...

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