Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.
Wisconsin has once again made the national news. Yet again, we are a national political laughingstock. A platform referendum affirming Wisconsin's right to secede from the United States has been proposed by GOP activists and will be voted on at the May 2-4 State Republican Party Convention.
I attended Wednesday evening's community forum on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the Germantown School Board. I left the meeting fearing for the education of our children. It seems that they are being treated as pawns in a cynical political game.
Today's Republican Party often takes policy positions that run counter to the wishes of the American people. Rather than working for the folks who pay their salaries, Republican politicians are taking most of their direction from powerful lobbyists, deep-pocketed donors, and their party's loony fringe. Below are just a few examples in which GOP politicians are standing in the way of popular reforms.