Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014


Attending the 2014 RightWomen Awards dinner

If you were at the 2014 RightWomen Awards Dinner, you either had a really good time or you tried desperately hard not to. Hosted by RightWisconsin (where I am a contributor, of course), the party at the Pfister was a great evening for Wisconsin conservatives. The announced honoree for the evening was Wisconsin’s First Lady Tonette Walker who received the Margaret Thatcher Award. Governor Scott Walker... [Read more]

Happ and the ‘war on women’

Waukesha Freeman September 19, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Happ and the ‘war on women’ When Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ was added to the state Democratic ticket as the party’s nominee for state attorney general, the combination of Happ and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke promised to embody the “war on women” theme. However, Happ’s history has come back to haunt her. The conservative... [Read more]

All this for a tux

Tonight is the RightWisconsin 2014 Right Women awards dinner. As a contributor to the website, my wife and I are attending the black tie optional affair at the Pfister Hotel. I’ll post the obligatory “selfie” later. Did I mention that it’s black tie? I haven’t worn a tuxedo in 15 years. Not that I mind dressing up. The occasion just hasn’t arisen. Since it will be probably another 15 years... [Read more]

Sorority sisters in sombreros racially insensitive

California State University at Fullerton is cracking down on coeds celebrating Taco Tuesdays. The Alpha Delta Pi sorority is trouble because of sombreros and sarapes. Seriously. In addition to being banned from this semester’s recruitment, the sorority also faces a year of probation, through December 31, 2015. ADPi must also develop and promote a “We’re a Culture, Not a Costume” program, an... [Read more]

Eating crow on voter ID

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?”  - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice What idiot pundit said this: Okay Fitzgerald, the courts have ruled. Are you going to wait for the appeals process or are you going to call Governor Scott Walker and ask him to call a special session? I bet everyone in both chambers is just going to love returning to... [Read more]

Finding optimism with Paul Ryan

Over at the MacIver Institute, I reviewed Congressman Paul Ryan’s book, “The Way Forward.” The book is part memoir, part political program. As we follow Ryan’s career he tells a number of cautionary tales where conservative missteps actually made things worse. Not because conservatives were wrong on the policy goals, but because the tactics were so bad. From my review, Ryan... [Read more]

If Susan Happ was a serial killer

If the Democratic candidate for state Attorney General Susan Happ was a serial killer: Two newspapers would mention it on page 3. Dan Bice would blog about it online and get a quote from a Democrat accusing Brad Schimel of kicking puppies. One newspaper might mention it in an editorial but only after six paragraphs saying it’s wrong to stereotype serial killers. Her campaign manager would say... [Read more]

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