Monthly Archives: June 2013

Heartlander of the Week: It’s Your Choice, It’s Your Voice

This week’s Heartlander is the American Voter.  The Supreme Court has decided, divided, that certain oversight mechanisms of the 1965 Voting Rights Act are no longer appropriate. Um, Florida called.  It lost its copy of Bush v. Gore and was … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: History Should Teach Us Something

This week’s Heartlanders are the twenty-five African Americans killed in race riots 70 years ago this week.  1943.  Not 1967, or 1968.  Or the 1970s, or the Crack Wars. There is no question at all that there was a time … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: National Dairy Month continues . . . .

So, here we are, scorching hot summer days.  Perfect for ice cream.  *Real* ice cream.  The hard stuff.  That is super cold.  So cold that you have to let it melt a bit on your lips before you can take … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Last Minute

Oops!  Look at that clock on the wall!  (Or the timestamp in the lower corner.) This week’s Heartlander is Chauncey Wright, the intellectually disabled man caught in an ATF sting while looking for a job. Mr. Wright was hired by … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Monday: National Dairy Month

Saturday marked the beginning of National Dairy Month.  The month that Wisconsin celebrates dairy products like milk, cheese, ice cream and butter, and the rest of the country continues to believe milk is why Americans are fat, unhealthy, frail and … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Let the Good Times Roll

We are in the closing minutes now of National Bike Month.  And in honor of one of my favorite pastimes, this week’s Heartlander is all the various folks, long gone now, who were involved in the early development of the … Continue reading

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