Author Archive for Mike Gousha

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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It was a long time coming, but Wisconsin seems to have finally regained its “key battleground state” status in this year’s presidential election. At least for the moment, anyway.  For ... Read more »

Finally, a Little Good News for Governor Walker

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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  We’ll leave it to others to analyze the results of the latest Marquette Law School Poll and what they tell us about the April 5 presidential primary.  Instead, let’s focus ... Read more »

Here’s What We Don’t Know About Election Day

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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By now, we’ve seen the ads.  We’ve heard the talking points. We have at least some idea of which policy positions Scott Walker and Mary Burke favor or oppose.  But ... Read more »

Prox and the Poll

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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He died more than nine years ago, but the spirit of the late U.S. Senator William Proxmire lives on in Wisconsin. The proof can be found in the latest Marquette ... Read more »

The Rest of the Story

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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The story will be the horse race. It always is. Governor Walker and likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke are in a dead heat.  But there are a couple of interesting ... Read more »

Poll Results Show Strengths and Weaknesses for Walker and Burke

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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A couple of quick observations about the newest Marquette Law School Poll, released Wednesday. It contains good news for Republican Governor Scott Walker, who leads his likely Democratic challenger Mary ... Read more »

The Promise Revisited

Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Last July, I wrote a post for the Marquette Law School Faculty Blog that was premised on The Promise. The one Scott Walker made when he ran for governor four ... Read more »

Pot, Politics, and the New Center

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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The headlines about the newest Marquette Law School Poll are focusing on the 2014 race for governor and that’s certainly no surprise. Let’s be honest. For the news media (I’m ... Read more »

Murder and Milwaukee

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

Sunday on my statewide television show UpFront, I asked Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn a simple question. Given the recent rash of shootings and homicides in Milwaukee, what would he ... Read more »

The Promise

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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The promise.  It’s long been a staple of political campaigns and it’s easy to understand why.  Candidates need to find a way to connect with voters, to cut through the ... Read more »

Milwaukee: The $5,000 House and Other Thoughts

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Category: Milwaukee, Public | 4 Comments »

I was having lunch the other day with someone who works in city government, and we were talking about the serious foreclosure problem in Milwaukee. He was lamenting the fact ... Read more »

That’s the Way It Was — and Is

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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When I was studying journalism at UW-Madison, we would sometimes end our day at Vilas Hall by grabbing a cold one at a nearby tavern on University Avenue. Bob and ... Read more »