Aren’t We Clever?

War, famine, health care, Tiger Woods’ marriage.  These are the important things that we should spend our time thinking about.  But I admit, I often spend inordinate amounts of time being irritated by things that don’t matter.  Such as the fact that Noodles & Co. has spaghetti and meatballs on their “American Food” menu. (In […]

The Gay Marriage “Smoking Gun”

Back in August, we profiled Dan Mielke, who is running against Sean Duffy for the Republican nomination to take on long-time Democratic Congressman Dave Obey in 2010.  When we last left Mielke, he was discussing his qualifications for office: Mr. Duffy is “more of a polished, celebrity-style politician,” Mr. Mielke said. “I’ve got a beard, […]

Band of the Week: Wolfmother

On \”Will\’s Band of the Week\” this week, we discuss the new kick-ass album from Wolfmother, \”Cosmic Egg.\”  We also discuss the preponderance of end-of-the-decade lists, bemoan the lack of lighters at concerts, and urge bands to bring back drummers on giant stages that flip upside down. Listen here: Or download it directly here. Bonus […]

A Stimulating Announcement

Dear Wisconsin Citizens: An ill wind blows in America these days.  People are fed up, and they want REAL CHANGE. That is why, today, I am making it official: I am running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 10th District. Trust me, I know the people of the 10th District.  I have lived in this district every […]

Farewell, Mayoral Takeover

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s entrance into the race for Wisconsin Governor means many things; but perhaps most importantly, it means the death of the plan to have the mayor take over the Milwaukee Public Schools. Last year, Wisconsin Interest magazine editor Charlie Sykes noted Barrett’s reluctance to follow through on the plan: Milwaukee Mayor Tom […]

You Paid for This: In Dire Economic Times, Legislators Spend Millions to Improve Their Public Images

Recently, WPRI issued a report on term limits (authored by yours truly) that made the point that incumbent legislators are extremely difficult to oust from office, given the advantages they grant themselves in office. One of the most challenging aspects of running a legislative campaign as a non-incumbent is trying to get your message to […]