What we've lost is who we are, comments Bill Wineke on Channel 3000's website. Wineke says the United States was the last hope for downtrodden immigrants in years past, but under Donald Trump and this administration, no more. We're telling the world we no longer want to be judged by that myth, he adds, and we haven't yet determined how we want to be identified in the future.
On Trump's court pick, Scott Walker just shrugs just like Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman of "What, Me Worry?" fame, notes Political Environment blogger James Rowen. He doesn't say anything, even on immigrant child-snatching and tariffs. Rowen speculates it's because none of it has any effect on him or his career.
Urban Milwaukee's data wonk Bruce Thompson labels the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on the John McAdams case and Marquette University a "travesty." What the court did, he says, was champion a cyber bully like professor McAdams while simultaneously trashing faculty governance.
Mike Moroney, the strategic economic initiatives director in Scott Walker's Department of Administration, pens a column that appears on WisOpinion, leading cheers for the under-construction Foxconn plan in southeast Wisconsin. He says Foxconn's investment in Wisconsin is historic, it's happening and it's exciting.
John Graber, a former Badger Herald columnist who now lives in Milwaukee, blogs on Right Wisconsin that GOP senatorial nomination candidate Kevin Nicholson is using useless outsider rhetoric. He contends that Nicholson is dishonest in his attacks on a true conservative, state Sen. Leah Vukmir.
Madison's rightie blogger David Blaska isn't impressed with Ald. Mo Cheeks' decision to run for mayor of Madison. He calls him the champion of street corner scammers because of his vote against outlawing panhandling on city streets intersections. He contends that Cheeks is also an expert at playing the race card.
Caffeinated Politics blogger Gregory Humphrey notes that Barack Obama crushed Donald Trump in a poll that asked more than 2,000 participants who was the best president in their lifetimes. Obama was first, Bill Clinton second and Ronald Reagan third in the Pew Research Center poll. Forty-four percent picked Obama while 19 percent selected Trump, he notes.