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12/08/14

Handicapping Scott Walker’s potential presidential rivals

There’s something terribly revealing — and inadvertently uninspiring — about the Ready for Hillary PAC’s apt but deadly dull tagline, “Ready for Hillary.” It evokes a long-neglected, distasteful obligation, like going back to school after summer vacation or getting your first colonoscopy. It may very well be for the best but … hmm.

Posted at 08:27 AM | Permalink | Comments

11/24/14

Numbers are in: Walker accomplishes nothing; next stop, the White House

Quick question: Who has presided over a steeper reduction in the deficit he was handed when he took office several years ago, Scott Walker or Barack Obama?

Posted at 08:40 AM | Permalink | Comments: 6

11/09/14

Surviving Walker: Republicans spiking the ball, but the game goes on

Saturday, 12:35 p.m., halftime of the Badger game. Scott Walker flashes a baleful grin from the front cover of Isthmus — a wonderful but haunting shot by frequent IB contributor Eric Tadsen that only serves to gin up the angst we lefties already feel about our once and future governor.

Posted at 02:28 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

11/02/14

The 3 biggest economic lies of campaign ’14

The next time Wisconsin has a gubernatorial election, the candidates should simply drop all pretense of probity and hire the same folks who write those Nigerian lottery scam emails — or that ad about the beautiful model in Mount Horeb who’s looking to hook up with a congenitally sarcastic, testosterone-challenged 49-year-old Lord of the Rings fan with a head the size of a Weber grill and a World of Warcraft character nearly as old as she is.

Posted at 11:18 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

10/27/14

Brett Hulsey a bigger threat to us than Ebola — seriously

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think “Ebola” was a hot new Miley Cyrus album that’s dropping later this fall in time for the holiday shopping season. Indeed, much like Cyrus’ career, it’s a frightening and off-putting phenomenon that has nevertheless killed very few people in this country and made a handful of others bleed out of their eyes and ears.

Posted at 08:16 AM | Permalink | Comments: 6

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Tom Breuer, IB Web editor, has spent much of his life trying to explain his leftward leanings. As the sixth of seven children from a predominantly Republican family, he's used to being surrounded and ganged up on, so he welcomes comments from conservatives. He is the co-author of three political humor books, including Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly. Find him on Twitter .

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