Email date: 10/31/12
In this update:
1. When the smoke clears after next Tuesday
2. Citizens actually are united about something
When the smoke clears after next Tuesday
Wisconsin voters are fixing to choose next week while being stalked by the presidential campaigns. We also have one of the nation’s most costly and nastiest U.S. Senate races on our hands. Money is flowing freely in Wisconsin’s other federal and state races, too.
Once votes have been cast and counted, the poisonous campaigns that have been the rule in these elections will haunt the people’s houses in Madison and Washington. We still will have parties that are failing us in five important ways. There still will be some very big somethings missing in our democracy. We all will have our work cut out for us. In an editorial yesterday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel outlined some of the things that belong on the to-do list.
Citizens actually are united about something
In these politically polarized times, Americans don’t agree on much. But citizens of every stripe agree there is way too much money in politics and that the Supreme Court screwed up big time in the Citizens United case.