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Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.

Divide and Conquer

Political, Wisconsin

There are many reasons for voting Scott Walker out of office this November- his abysmal jobs record, his assault on public education, his administration's corrupt pay-for-play culture, and his Mississippian social agenda. However, I believe the most important reason for rejecting Walker's bid for another term is the deep political divisions he has caused in our state.

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What Is In Store For Wisconsin Schools ?

Political, Wisconsin, Education

 

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Get Everybody in the Deal

Political, U.S., Wisconsin, Economy

Income inequality is a serious problem in the United States. By any objective measure, there is a much wider income gap today than at any time since 1929. For example, in 1944, the top 1% of earners collected 11.3% of all pre-tax income while the bottom 90% received 67.5%. By 2012 the top 1% received a full 22.5% of all pretax income, while the bottom 90% earned a paltry 49.6%.

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I Was Wrong

Wisconsin, Political, Healthcare

New revelations surface daily concerning Scott "The Law Doesn't Apply to Me" Walker's legal and ethical troubles. However, the sordid tales of pay-for-play corruption and outright lawlessness are being adequately covered by the media. So I won't further expand on these continuing embarrassments to our state. Today, I want to discuss a perfectly legal, but bone-headed, decision by our state's chief executive.

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What Do State Republicans Value ?

Wisconsin, Political

Vice President Joe Biden frequently repeats the truism, "Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” A corollary to this sentiment is, "Don't tell me what you value. Show me what laws you passed and I'll tell you what you value."

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