Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.
There has seldom been a more disgusting and craven exploitation of a tragedy than the 2-year GOP fixation with the Benghazi terrorist attack. Fox "News", echoed by the rest of the far-right media bubble, has fabricated lie after lie in a shamefully partisan attempt to discredit the US President and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
One of the big unknowns from the recent election is exactly what the Senate Republicans will do with their new and temporary majority. What laws will they pass? What will they do
to for America?
This story is becoming all too common. A far-right school board in a conservative suburban district overreaches and does something preposterous. The community gets up in arms. The extremist board members are replaced. The policies are reversed, but only after much unnecessary community uproar and turmoil.
Last week, we saw the absolute worst in Wisconsin politics. In their desperation, the Scott Walker campaign hit a moral low that brings shame to our state. We got a close look at the kind of people Walker surrounds himself with. We saw the depths to which they will stoop in a desperate attempt to cling to power.