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- Tim Forkes started as a writer on a small alternative college newspaper in Milwaukee called the Crazy Shepherd. Writing about entertainment issues, he had the opportunity to speak with many people in show business, from the very famous to the people struggling to find an audience. In 1992 Tim moved to San Diego, CA and pursued other interests, but remained a freelance writer. Upon arrival in Southern California he was struck by how the business of government and business was so intertwined, far more so than he had witnessed in Wisconsin. His interest in entertainment began to wane and the business of politics took its place. He had always been interested in politics, his mother had been a Democratic Party official in Milwaukee, WI, so he sat down to dinner with many of Wisconsin’s greatest political names of the 20th Century: William Proxmire and Clem Zablocki chief among them. As a Marine Corps veteran, Tim has a great interest in veteran affairs, primarily as they relate to the men and women serving and their families. As far as Tim is concerned, the military-industrial complex has enough support. How the men and women who serve are treated is reprehensible, while in the military and especially once they become veterans. Tim would like to help change that reality.
Posts by Tim Forkes:
This coming Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. For about 150 years we,....
On February 1, 1982, late night television got a shot in the arm,....
The news gathering business is a tricky game these days. If a traditional....
Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria listens to Texans call him a liar in bastrop....
You wouldn’t know it, from the quiet nature of his career, but singer/songwriter....
On Monday Baltimore, the Charm City, burst into the flames of chaos and....
There’s a reason why people are piling on with the anti-Hillary Clinton stories....
On August 9, 1995, the zeitgeist of the world had a dramatic shift for....
The state of Wisconsin, the land of my birth, has precious little to....
Not too long ago I had an exchange with a friend of mine....