Bill Wineke

Wineke: Olga Kern wows MSO audience again

As I read through the program notes for the weekend Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts, it struck me that the commentaries J. Michael Allsen writes for each performance are almost as much a part of the enjoyment as the concerts themselves.

Bill Wineke: Captain Kirk Inspires Anew

When I learned that billionaire Jeff Bezos was planning to shoot Captain Kirk into space, I thought it was one of the dumbest publicity stunts of the year. William Shatner, the star of the original Star Trek television series, is…

Wineke: The blind seek to lead the blind

MADISON, Wis. -- This is an actual quote from the man Wisconsin has hired to investigate claims of fraud in the last election: “Most people, myself included, do not have a comprehensive understanding, or even any understanding, of how elections…

Wineke: Robin joins the insurrection

This is what I read from Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on the front page of this morning’s paper: “It was an honor to be invited to travel by private plane with President Trump and top staff to attend his rally in Alabama.”

Wineke: Is Nancy Pelosi the Jan. 6 villain?

The House of Representatives has begun its hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol and Republicans in Congress have found their villain: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Wineke: Why punish the unemployed?

It's becoming official in business group circles: Wisconsin can't find enough workers and the reason is we're too generous to the unemployed.

Wineke: Was Jan. 6 worse than 9/11?

The right-wing websites that call me a “patriot” were brimming with glee this morning because of a major gaffe in President Biden's speech before Congress Wednesday.