Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to […]

Over at the MacIver Institute this week, I warn of the unexpected guest that might be coming to your Thanksgiving family gathering: Set an extra plate at the table this Thanksgiving. President Barack Obama is inviting himself into your Thanksgiving dinner. In between the mashed potatoes and the green bean casserole, Obama wants everyone to […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A10, Opinion 11/27/2013 No Merry Christmas in parade Too much drama for Girl Scouts It was cold at Sunday’s Waukesha Christmas Parade, but that’s not what is bothering two Girl Scout leaders. Just prior to the parade start, parade organizers tried squeezing them for an additional $100 each. This was the first […]

Writing over at RightWisconsin, Jerry Bader explains that he supports the sale of raw milk but he does not support the current bill. The reason, he explains, is that the bill would look like Wisconsin regulations will make raw milk safe when they really won’t. Critics argue that such regulation would make it impractical for […]

Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A5 11/21/2013 A little off the top, added to bottom line Waukesha tax levy goes up despite budget trim There was a teachable moment in Tuesday night’s meeting of the Waukesha Common Council. The Common Council cut the proposed city budget $38,800 but you’re not going to benefit from it. City […]

Over at the MacIver Institute this week, I commented on President Barack Obama’s decree that henceforth no insurance policies shall be canceled because of Obamacare. “So it shall be written. So it shall be done.” Well, not quite. Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited on Wisconsin on Friday. Maybe when she get’s back to Washington […]

First they’ll take over Third Coast Daily Digest whatever, then the Crazy Shepherd, and then Milwaukee Magazine! Urban Milwaukee president Jeramey Jannene said the company was excited about the acquisition. “Third Coast is a perfect complement to what we do, and will add an entertainment-oriented website to our daily news coverage. We’d like to salute […]

If you thought being sick was punishment enough, Obamacare raises the threshold for deducting out-of-pocket medical expenses from your federal income taxes: Millions of Americans facing higher out-of-pocket costs after losing their existing health insurance will also be damaged by what is effectively a tax hike imposed under Obamacare. Before President Obama’s health reform law […]

So just how many insurance policies will be canceled by Obamacare? The Obama administration has repeatedly said that the health-insurance-plan cancellations receiving so much attention in the news in recent days will affect only the 5 percent of Americans who purchase insurance on the individual market. The Department of Justice, however, in a brief filed […]

Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg Abraham Lincoln November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing […]