In Which I Finally Grasp a Secondary Impact of Lower Marginal Rates on the Wealthy

Maybe this is obvious to everyone, but it hit me in a big way this morning. Here’s a question that I’ve had for a long time. Why did we go from monumental buildings made from granite, floored with marble, and finished off with gold leaf & putti to buildings made from steel, concrete block, and … Continue reading In Which I Finally Grasp a Secondary Impact of Lower Marginal Rates on the Wealthy

What About the Pierogi Lady? What About the Muffin Lady? What About the Tamale Guys?

(Google Street View gets the photo credit on this one.) The Innertown Pub was the go-to neighborhood dive bar for those of us who lived near Division Street, it’s watershed spanned portions Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village. While Empty Bottle, Gold Star and Rainbo felt like scenes, Innertown was an extension of home; the kind … Continue reading What About the Pierogi Lady? What About the Muffin Lady? What About the Tamale Guys?

Why the Self-Employed (Even Conservatives) in Wisconsin Should Get Behind BadgerCare for All

It occurred to me a couple of nights ago to write a column for the newspaper, so I did. And the Green Bay Press-Gazette will be running it on Sunday. I’ve done this a couple of times over the past few years (I need to send them a better photo). Recently Anthem Blue Cross Blue … Continue reading Why the Self-Employed (Even Conservatives) in Wisconsin Should Get Behind BadgerCare for All