Walker’s no-pardon stance risky

A recent article on a decorated military veteran seeking a pardon from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew a cheap shot from an online commenter: “If he is serious (about) getting special treatment from Walker, he simply needs a lot of cash to donate.”

Gun law push will face pushback

Then a gunman with an assault rifle murdered 26 people, mostly little children, at an elementary school in Connecticut. This atrocity, on top of other recent carnage, including two mass shootings in Wisconsin, is seen as opening the door to new gun laws.

TV ads reviled, but effective

Many voters insisted these ads had no impact on them. And some avowed that, when it came to them, the ads backfired. But Mike McCabe suspects these airwave-borne toxins are infecting the body politic “more than people realize or are willing to acknowledge.”

How do the Allens manage to get along? “We talk,” Keevin explains. Suzanne adds, “We don’t get personal when we disagree.”

A house divided

In the battleground state of Wisconsin, Suzanne and Keevin Allen do what much of the political establishment cannot — disagree without being disagreeable.