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What makes "right to work" worthy of an extraordinary session?

Published Feb. 24, 2015

This week, the Wisconsin legislature begins the fast-track process to pass "right-to-work" - or, as I call it, "right-to-freeload." They are doing this in a so-called "extraordinary session" of the legislature. While "extraordinary session" may well be a technical term related to the rules under which the session will operate, we all know what "extraordinary" means and, historically, such sessions have been used to address major or important or emergency issues.

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2 reasons why it's a bad week to be an atheist

Published Feb. 17, 2015

So what's making atheism tough this week? Two things. One is Scott Walker. And I don't just say that on principle, though I can see why you might think that given my history in this space. The second thing setting off my atheist alarms this last week is something that really was newsworthy. That's the murder of three observant Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C., last Tuesday.

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Williams and Walker are both tellers of tall tales

Published Feb. 9, 2015

As Mark Twain once noted, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Someone might have reminded Brian Williams and Scott Walker about that before they started spinning yarns so colorful that they made me think of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox.

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Underestimating Walker is a problematic strategy

Published Feb. 5, 2015

It's kind of tempting to brush off Scott Walker as a presidential candidate. But the governor has spent his political life surprising people. He's a true believer and has a vision he won't deviate from.

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Stress And Strain

Thursday November 29th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    The stress and strain of the booking end of the business continues. It has nothing to do with the comedy end, but then again it totally does. If I don’t get bookings, I can’t be funny. It’s a vicious cycle, and ge...

You Want Stable? Raise Horses

Wednesday November 21st, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    The average person has no idea how difficult it is to be a professional entertainer. Had I known before I started, I seriously doubt I’d have chosen the path I did. There’s a lot to be said about the security of a &lsq...

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