Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting a former street gang member only got six years in prison for killing a 2-year-old child. Desmond Maurice Cornelius, 27, beat the little girl repeatedly. When she died in 2011 at the age of 2, she had three fractured ribs, a broken left hand, a perforated intestine, multiple bruises. […]

Barron County is not adding more staff to deal with Obamacare, even with the promise of “free” state money. This week at the MacIver Institute I explained why. An excerpt: Barron County already has 13 economic support workers, each handling a workload of about 790 cases, according to WQOW. They report that there will be […]

…Although one reason will do. University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly is expected to announce he is leaving, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Reilly’s departure would come after nearly nine years in the System’s top job and on the heels of an unusually contentious legislative session in which top lawmakers, mostly Republicans, excoriated […]

A new poll has Anthony Weiner in 4th place in the Democratic Primary for New York City mayor. Anthony Weiner has dropped from the front of the pack to fourth place in the Democratic primary for New York City’s mayoral race, a poll released Monday by Quinnipiac University finds, with voters increasingly viewing his personal […]

There are new car seat recommendations that, really, are just absurd. New Rear-facing Recommendation: Parents are to keep children rear-facing until 2 years old, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for the seat as noted in the manual. Seriously? Two years old? I think my children would have chewed through the restraints […]

If you’re Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City Anthony Weiner, how does your campaign react to the cover of The New Yorker? It’s not like you can ask the campaign manager for a statement. So here’s the real question. What do New York Democrats do now? Do they stand by their man? You’ll […]

The Mukwonago school district is trying to defend its good name, the Indians, from the Department of Public Instruction’s order to change it. While some in the state legislature are trying to change the law, I’ve learned from sources in the Assembly that Speaker Robin Vos is opposed to taking up the issue. It’s a […]

Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima and City Administrator Ed Henschel are determined to fire new Waukesha Fire Chief Jesse Alba. We don’t know yet the substance of the complaint that’s been filed with the fire and police commission. We will have to wait until the various open records requests have been fulfilled. However, Waukesha Patch has […]

On Tuesday, RightWisconsin ran a piece by me (yes, subscription required) talking about my thoughts on professional baseball and Ryan Braun. It’s been a long road towards alienation for me, which probably says something about the love I once had for the game. Here’s part: I was at the 2002 All Star Game Home Run […]

Cross-posted from The MacIver Institute: Waukesha Emphasizes Recruitment, Retention of New Teachers with Help from Act 10 July 25, 2013 by James Wigderson Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute They may be tardy, but they have a note. The Waukesha School District has finally settled the teacher salary plan for the 2011-2012 school year. […]