Monday, October 24th, 2016

I think some law students should request a refund. A Georgetown Law School professor has actually suggested in an op-ed in the New York Times that we should just abandon following the Constitution: Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues […]

As you’re sipping your champagne and waiting for the ball to drop, or getting ready for the Polar Bear plunge into Lake Michigan tomorrow*, some relevant posts to read: My predictions for 2013. My look back at 2012 for the MacIver Institute. My look back at the predictions I made for 2012. * It’s only […]

What a lovely couple. The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment. Morgan Gliedman — who is nine-months pregnant — and her baby […]

Burr Deming at Fair and Unbalanced wrote this last week about the return of a young marine in his family and compared it to the combat experience of actor Charles Durning. It’s a interesting blog post and we’re grateful to both for their service to our country. {Durning} was part of the force that landed […]

Yes, I’ve been getting a lot of linky love lately from But let me assure you, we’re just friends. Oh sure, I’ve been spending every morning with, but it’s strictly platonic. Not even friends with benefits. If you don’t believe me, you can spend every morning with, too. And while they’re promising […]

This was in the Waukesha Freeman Police Blotter, always a good read: 10:06 a.m. – A caller in the 2100 block of Kensington Drive sought police intervention after her boyfriend got mad at her for meeting a man on Facebook and inviting him over to her apartment. However, the man soon began harassing her via […]

Jack Craver in the Capital Times wrote about an effort to replace the old gatekeeping system of who gets Capitol press credentials with a new gatekeeping system. If that sounds ridiculous to you, you’re not one of the gate keepers. The Wisconsin Capitol Correspondents Board, which is in the process of being set up to […]

Every year I make a list of predictions, and every year we check last year’s predictions. This year I consulted my spirit guide Joan, a bartender I knew in a previous life, to help me see deep into the future (or at least the next few months). After rubbing the magic martini shaker, I began […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, a look back at 2012 and everything that went wrong (and a few things that went right). The year 2012 was, as Dickens put it, the “best of times, it was the worst of times.” Another writer might have said it was the year our glorious summer was made the […]