Author Tony Palmeri

Tony Palmeri

Tony Palmeri is a Professor of Communication Studies at UW Oshkosh. He teaches courses in rhetoric and public advocacy, freedom of speech, the rhetoric of rock and roll, and the communication career capstone. He maintains a blog called "Tony Palmeri's Media Rants." Tony served two terms on the Oshkosh Common Council and ran for state legislature in 1996 and 2004. You can find more information about him at www.tonypalmeri.com

Education
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With Covid-19 infections on the rise, with the Supreme Court making it difficult to impossible for the Governor and Director of Health Services to act, and with the Republican legislature not even willing to support a mask requirement for the state, parents have every reason to be concerned about sending their children back to school in the Fall.

Opinion
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Governor Evers’ Badger Bounce Back is vaguer than it could or should be, to the point where reasonable arguments can be made that it goes too far or not far enough. But until his loudest and most visible opponents come up with more than bullshit, bluster, and bullying, it’s the best we’ve got right now.

News & Politics
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I know that in the last ten years in Wisconsin it has become fashionable to minimize what public employees do for us, and in some cases flat out denigrate them. The politicians can spend trillions of dollars on never-ending wars of choice without even giving it a second thought, and blow up the deficit with tax cuts for the uber rich, yet somehow the salaries and benefits of municipal, county, and state employees becomes the main reason why we are in such deep debt.

News & Politics
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I’ve been thinking about Margaret Chase Smith’s Declaration of Conscience very much lately, especially when watching the mental and verbal contortions Republican elected officials go through in order to continue to defend President Donald Trump. We have had some dreadful presidents in our history, but has there ever been anyone who resorted to appeals to “Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear” on an almost daily basis as much as the current occupant of the White House?

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