Vol. 13   No. 23
NOVEMBER 12, 2018
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Reflections
by Jonathan Gramling
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Electoral Aftermath
COLUMNS & FEATURES
Business Development
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Poetry: An Omen
By Dr. Roberta Hill
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Wisconzine
by Heidi M. Pascual
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
* 150th Anniversary of the Fort
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Celebrations
What an election cycle it was that kind of ended on November 6th or was
that November 7th since some races weren’t called until the wee hours of
the morning. And it kind of stopped because we have two U.S. Senate and
two gubernatorial races that haven’t been decided yet and won’t be until at
least November 14th or well into December, depending if lawsuits will be
filed.

Outside of the election returns, I realized that it was the end of the election
cycle because the number of political mailings that I received has gone
down dramatically. And my daily email total has decreased by 50 emails or
so because political campaigns were no longer requesting money, sort of.

I don’t know how it happened — of course I do, my contact info was sold
— but I was receiving emails from campaigns from all across the country.
I didn’t send them any money and I would be amused when I would get
emails from these campaigns thanking me for helping them meet a
campaign finance deadline that must have been happening every week.

And if you took them seriously, the emails would have driven you crazy.
One minute, the Democratic Party is riding high and the next minute, it’s a
looming disaster. During the campaign, Robert Mueller, the special
prosecutor looking into possible ties between the Trump presidential
campaign and Russia, was near firing at least a dozen times. I have almost
been numbed by the predictions that now that Trump fired Attorney
General Sessions and dubiously named Matthew Whitaker as acting
attorney general — someone who disparaged Mueller’s probe in an op-ed in
2017 — Mueller may actually get fired. --
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