Hillary clinton

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The return of the political whistle swallowers

Published Jan. 11, 2017

Sports may be the birthplace of the phrase "swallowing their whistles," but it's far from the only place where it happens. After an eight year hiatus, critics of presidential politics are beginning to make their triumphant return to the arena.

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The no-fault Congress

Published Jan. 4, 2017

Despite walking back its plan to curtail the power of The Congressional Ethics Office, Congress was squarely blamed for its actions. I am here to convince you that the fault for this action is entirely misplaced. Congress isn't to blame; we are.

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The Forum: The 10 biggest stories of 2016

Published Dec. 21, 2016

Merriam-Webster recently selected "surreal" as the 2016 word of the year. Sounds about right. From pop culture to politics, from the unprecedented to the unbelievable, here are columnist Sherwin Hughes' 10 biggest stories from the year that was.

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Politicians' letters to Santa

Published Dec. 14, 2016

Through a surprise "reply all" error, we here at OnMilwaukee were accidentally emailed a trove of letters to Santa Claus. We have sorted through them, like WikiLeaks, and have selected several to publish. Consider it our present to you, readers!

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Milwaukee therapist finds her own comfort in chance Clinton encounter

Published Nov. 30, 2016

Margaret Gintoft knew there was a chance she'd run into a Clinton after jogging near her daughter's home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Last Sunday, Gintoft and her family were hiking in Rockefeller State Park when she saw the former president and former Secretary of State.

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The Forum: How Hillary lost Wisconsin

Published Nov. 30, 2016

Welcome to America 2.0, the pre-civil rights redux. The World According to Trump. The worst upset in modern presidential history? Actually, quite the opposite. This election was the simplest of clichés.

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"Identity liberalism" isn't the problem; white nostalgia is

Published Nov. 24, 2016

A number of election postmortems from The Professional Left have one thing in common: complaints that Democrats lost because we did not adequately kowtow to white men. But that view is part of the problem, not anything to do with the solution.

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Politics is not a team sport

Published Nov. 17, 2016

American politics has moved from working together to benefit all involved to becoming a team sport, creating a distinct set of winners and losers - a trend that many founding fathers warned about excessively.

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Shame on us liberal elites for missing all the signs

Published Nov. 9, 2016

Shame. On. Me. Me and my friends never, ever, thought they could pull this off. We were smarter and righter and more compassionate and more sensitive and we cared more and we knew how to do all this stuff and they ... well, they didn't.

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Millennial Life Hacks: How to vote now

Published Nov. 3, 2016

We know time is a precious thing, so these Millennial Life Hacks will never take you longer than five minutes to get some excellent advice. What will you do with all that extra time? Vote in the presidential election ... now.

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Whether it's Clinton or Trump, America is in for a rocky ride

Published Nov. 3, 2016

I'm stoked and stocked for Tuesday night and beyond. I'm excited about the end of this endless election. And I've got all the supplies I need for the Donald Trump presidency: antacids, sleeping pills and my own personal copy of the Constitution.

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Latest Clinton email story proves how broken America is

Published Nov. 2, 2016

The false equivocation, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are somehow equally bad in a number of ways, baffles me this election season - and nowhere is it more obvious and baffling than in the reignited Clinton email outrage.