Dan Engelke

Please Stop Talking about Donald Trump

Talking about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is about as useful as discussing Lincoln Chafee’s or George Pataki’s ambitions for the White House — except those two actually held elected office at one point. Yet, if you’re a ‘name’ in America, you can be a politician. Ok, ok, it’s a bit rich (pun intended) to request that Read More

Mitt Romney’s Coup

For the fourth consecutive year, Mitt Romney is hosting a summit of  GOP political figures, money men, and right-leaning theorists. Some of these bigwigs include Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, and Lindsey Graham. While many Romney voters feel the country made a big mistake in 2012 by re-electing Barack Obama and not Read More

Scott Walker and the League of Small-Government Gentlemen

“Who do we want? Scott Walker! Why do we want him? Because we’ve filled his coffers in exchange for small government initiatives!” – say the Koch brothers, Bradley Foundation, and many others. OK, they didn’t actually say that, but they have poured money into small-government think tanks that have, you guessed it, supported small-government Wisconsin Read More

Jeb Bush: Keep the Muzzle On

Jeb Bush is heading to Europe this week. For other 2016 hopefuls, campaigning across the pond has caused some headaches. Chris Christie and Scott Walker both found out the hard way that a trip overseas is not a walk in the park. So how is Jeb Bush, who is plagued by a family legacy of Read More

Scott Walker, Professor of Education

Conservatives and Republicans supposedly love Scott Walker. Why? Because he is Union busting? Maybe, but recent data suggest that Unions aren’t as unpopular as they seem. Maybe it is down-home history (i.e. wearing Kohl’s sweaters), appeals against big government, and survival against a massive Democratic-led recall. These things can be very popular for a prospective Read More

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