On that guy, Rep. Steineke

Click for Jim Steineke theme music: Writing about guns feels like a Herculean task, and I’ll certainly write a post in the future about what I’ve learned so far. Spoiler and big surprise: it will be about language and its failures. That being said, during yesterday’s carpet bombing of negativity, threats, and personal attacks, one minor point bubbled […]

UW Struggle: Nostradamus in the House Edition

Look mofos, I don’t want to get all Nostradamus on you, but here’s me yesterday: Of course, this points to the real driver here—consumerism. Bills like this, disguised as “gun rights” or “second amendment” initiatives, are really nothing more than product placement for a  specific business interest seeking expanded markets. Guns are no different than […]

UW Struggle: Let’s Pretend We’re Not Talking About Tenure, Ok?

While doing other work, I’ve peripherally absorbed what’s happening at the Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting, and I’m struck by the following tweets: Tenure task force will start work on policy recommendations at next mtg Sept. 17. Want to have full recommendations to board by end of year. — Nico Savidge (@NSavidge) September 11, 2015 Regent […]