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‘Our Guy’ Is Our Guy on a Sunday Evening in September

One reads that gerrymandered septuagenarian millionaire Congressman Thurston Howell III F. James Sensenbrenner has an exciting announcement for Whitewater:   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND 7:00pm Whitewater Town Hall Meeting Whitewater Municipal Building, 312 W. Whitewater Street That’s right: nothing but nothing says ‘our guy’ like someone who schedules a town hall for a Sunday evening before the…

Congressman Steve King, But Not Only Steve King…

Bigoted congressman Steve King has lost his committee assignments, should be censured, and truly should leave politics forever. And yet, and yet, while King should go,  King shouldn’t head for the exit alone: The condemnations of Mr. King stood in stark contrast to the lawmakers’ willingness to tolerate President Trump’s frequent offensive and insensitive remarks about migrants, black people, Native Americans and other…

‘Our Guy’ Isn’t Our Guy

Some months ago, in a radio interview to tout part of the Trump tax bill, the Whitewater Community Development Authority’s executive director Dave Carlson referred to Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner as ‘our guy.’ Sensenbrenner, a pro-Trump septuagenarian multimillionaire from a gerrymandered district, is – literally – Whitewater’s federal representative. Sensenbrenner has never been – and…

A Better Alternative for Whitewater

 Local readers may have heard, as I have, that Whitewater’s Community Development Authority chairman recently thanked Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner for federal legislation. Sensenbrenner, for those unfamiliar, is a career office-holding septuagenarian multi-millionaire situated far from the city, serving in a gerrymandered district. (Sensenbrenner, whose only time is behind-the-times, once responded to concerns about online…

Good for Her

Martha McSally, a member of Congress from Arizona (R-02), chose to wear a sleeveless dress and open-toed shoes while speaking on the House floor. It’s not, to be sure, the most consequential act of these times, but the rules against such attire are unnecessarily restrictive. She’s dressed ordinarily for an American woman in the summer,…

Rep. Justin Amash Does Right by Constituents

There’s a theory that a Republican cannot attend a town hall in a climate of protest – one hears endless excuses on why they cannot attend in-person events. Republican Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan proves all this false: one can easily attend and manage angry constituents if one is clear in one’s views and welcoming of dissent:…