#578 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #23. Politics of Losing…and Winning

The weekend just past was hot, at least as for us in this area. The temperature was in the low 90s till Sunday night rainfall moderated it. Some of our grandkids were involved in post-school year athletic activities. Over at the local high school, first-grade Ben competed in several events, including successfully passing the baton […]

#577 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #22. The Wisconsin Recall Election. Some Musings Driving U.S. Highway 61

As it happened, Tuesday morning June 5 came an unexpected phone call from one of my relatives in Wisconsin. Marion, 95, called to say that her nephew, Dave, had died on Sunday at age 77 “and the funeral is tomorrow at 10:30 in Hazel Green”. They had misplaced my phone number and don’t do computer, […]

#576 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #21. Post Mortem Wisconsin

I’m writing this post before the polls close in Wisconsin. I haven’t heard any predictions, or talk of the turnout, or any such thing. So the post-mortem won’t be in this post. There’ll be plenty of those without me…. Love it or not, Scott Walker is the face of the contemporary Republican Party in the […]

#575 – Dick Bernard: Election 2012 #20. A History of "Decisive" Battles in Warfare

Today is election day in Wisconsin; five months from today is the United States General Election. There is a serious question embedded in the following: how do we change American political warfare before we are all – winners and losers and, indeed, country – lying dead in the weeds? The past couple of generations of […]