Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

The Likely and the Less Likely — Insights from the New Law School Poll

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

The Registered and the Likely – maybe that could be the name of a political soap opera, although I doubt it would attract high ratings in the general public. But ... Read more »

So What Do You Think of Mary Burke?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

On one level, the results released Wednesday of a fresh round of the Marquette Law School Poll did not contain much new. As Charles Franklin, professor of law and public ... Read more »

Forward Looking: New Marquette Lawyer Magazine Looks at Present and Future of Key Issues

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Past, present, future—the Summer 2014 Marquette Lawyer focuses its attention on important and interesting facets of all three. But let us draw your attention to it foremost for its thoughts ... Read more »

Close Poll Results = Hot Campaigning Ahead

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

There was audible reaction in the audience of about 100 who were present when Professor Charles Franklin unveiled the primary finding of the new round of the Marquette Law School ... Read more »

Conference Probes the Depth and Breadth of Political Polarization

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Category: Media & Journalism, Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

“I believe in my heart that we have a lot more in common than we have differences,” said Tom Meaux, Ozaukee County Administrator. But if you do the numbers, we have ... Read more »

Baldwin Points to Tax Issues for the Super-Rich as a Rising Issue

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

Could using tax policy to reduce the gaps between the highest income Americans and middle and lower income people be an important, and maybe hot, issue ahead? Sen. Tammy Baldwin indicated ... Read more »

Sounding Like a Candidate, Clarke Asks, Where’s the Plan for Milwaukee?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Category: Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 3 Comments »

He said hardly anything about running the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department or the controversies he is involved in within county government. The policy area he talked about the most was ... Read more »

“You Betcha” and Other Wisdom from Education Conference at Eckstein Hall

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Can we expect kids living in impoverished central cities to have the same levels of educational success as other kids? “You betcha,” answered Michael Casserly. I’m reluctant to reduce three hours of ... Read more »

Majority Opinion on “Obamacare” Doesn’t Lie in Either Extreme

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Category: Health Care, Marquette Law School, Public | 1 Comment »

As is so often the case, the focus in news reporting on the fresh results of the Marquette Law School Poll, released on Wednesday, was on the race for governor, ... Read more »

Burke Zings Walker, Touts Herself as Pro-Business Candidate

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Who’s the real pro-business, pro-jobs candidate in this year’s election for governor of Wisconsin? Mary Burke, who is mounting a major campaign as a Democrat, used an “On the Issues ... Read more »

Law Day Gives High Schoolers Glimpses of Lawyers in the Movies — and In Real Life

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Category: Education & Law, Marquette Law School, Popular Culture & Law, Public | 3 Comments »

If you are a typical high school student, where do you get your ideas on what attorneys do? Television and movies – that's a pretty likely answer. So let's role ... Read more »

Ribble and Pocan: Political Opposites Find the Attractions of Working Together

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Category: Congress & Congressional Power, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Reid Ribble says that when Mark Pocan was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, Ribble was told by some Republican legislators in Madison he should reach out to ... Read more »