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Wisconsin Deals Fiscal Responsibility a Winning Hand

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June 6th, 2012

The much-anticipated vote has finally been tallied. Scott Walker is the first governor in U.S. history to withstand a recall attempt. Actually, only three gubernatorial recalls have been mounted in the nation’s history. Still, winning is better than losing. Just ask the two who were expelled, California Governor Gray Davis, ousted in 2003, and North Dakota Governor Lynn Frazier, sent packing in 1921. Frazier may be beyond querying but Davis can tell you that it’s no…

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The Social Advocacy Lure: Whom will it catch?

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March 24th, 2012

(Article first published as “The Social Advocacy Lure: Whom will it catch?” on Blogcritics.) Last month, the Obama re-election campaign began an effort in earnest to redefine the major issues in this election year. Treating superficially the still weak economy, the persistently high jobless rate and the skyrocketing national debt, Obama’s main messaging is now on social issues. He addresses the rights of discrete groups, like women. But, he speaks most passionately of, in essence, a national ‘oneness’. It is a social concept he uses to…

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