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Fluid and flailing

Fluid and flailingThe third in a four-part series of essays on the forces driving social division and political polarization in America. The book’s premise is an exaggerated overgeneralization. Not all Republicans drive trucks, not all Democrats drive hybrids. But the conclusion Prius or Pickup? reaches is hard to dispute. Both major parties have undergone worldview cleansing. Republicans embraced what the book’s authors call a “fixed” worldview and purged liberals, progressives and moderates from their ranks. Democrats opted for a “fluid” worldview and parted company with conservatives in general and country folk in particular. Not so long ago there were conservative Democrats. The blue dogs are now an endangered species. The Dixiecrats switched sides and paved the way for Republican seizure of the south. In Wisconsin, conservative Democrats lacked a clever nickname but their numbers were significant. Rural conservatives like Gervase Hephner of Chilton and Dale Bolle of New Holstein populated…


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Fixed and falling

Fixed and fallingThe second in a four-part series of essays on the forces driving social division and political polarization in America. In the not-too-distant past, the major American political parties were big tents. They were broad-based coalitions, the idea being that the broader the coalition the better the chance of winning elections. The Republican and Democratic parties were what the recently published book Prius or Pickup? calls “mixed-worldview” parties. The book identifies two dominant worldviews — its authors label them fixed and fluid — and the two major parties had plenty of each. Starting in the 1970s and intensifying ever since, the parties have been purifying themselves. Republican leaders embraced the fixed worldview, Democratic leaders chose the fluid. Each party purged itself of the other kind. We are constantly being told how divided Americans are and how politically polarized our society has become. Go out and talk to people of every political…


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Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson Tells All On M&M

Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson Tells All On M&MGARYTALK.COM (GaryTapes No.1) – The first recording of conversations entered into the GaryTapes section of the GaryTalk.com website features a former, popular, Republican Wisconsin Governor, and a former Wood County, Wisconsin County Supervisor. During a career spanning from the mid-1960s until the year 2000, and beyond, Gary W. Morgan held thousands of broadcast radio, on-air […] ….. Read More.GARYTALK – Conversations & Commentary | This, That and The OtherSat, February 18, 20172 years ago


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Wisconsin Hero Outdoors ice fishing in McKinley Marina

Wisconsin Hero Outdoors ice fishing in McKinley MarinaWisconsin Hero Outdoors, a non-profit organization that serves military veterans, first responders and their families, held an ice fishing outing Feb. 18, 2019 in McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.         ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – Sports | Sports & RecreationSat, February 23, 20196 hours ago


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Foxconn Shifts Focus From Wisconsin Manufacturing Plan

Foxconn Shifts Focus From Wisconsin Manufacturing PlanRather than a focus on LCD manufacturing, Foxconn wants to create a “technology hub” in Wisconsin. ….. Read More.HUFFINGTON POST – Business | Business & CommerceWed, January 30, 20193 weeks ago


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Wisconsin municipalities rely on property taxes far more than most other states, a report ...

Wisconsin municipalities rely on property taxes far more than most other states, a report …Wisconsin’s municipalities rely on property taxes at nearly twice the rate as their counterparts in other states on average, a new report finds.         ….. Read More.Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentThu, February 21, 20192 days ago


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