Friday, August 18th, 2017

The long, strange persecution of Professor John McAdams by Marquette University is about to run into another deadline. Over at Watchdog.org, my interview with McAdams about university President Michael Lovell’s demand for an apology and what could happen if Marquette doesn’t respond to McAdams’ letter. A sixteen-month controversy over academic freedom and political correctness at […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 04/07/2016  Page A06 Opinion Tuesday night a victory for decency Voters reject personal attacks on Cruz, Bradley We’re going to be listening to the interpretations of Tuesday night’s election results in Wisconsin for a long time, or at least until the New York presidential primary. But for now it’s over for Wisconsinites. Then […]

In my first piece for Watchdog.org I tell the story of Destinations Career Academy, the first online charter school in Wisconsin that is focused on career and technical education. Nicholaus Sutherland, the head of school at Destinations Career Academy, described the school as, “a comprehensive high school online program that will yield a diploma but will […]

Over at RightWisconsin, I have a piece this morning that warns the entire country is watching to see, not only the results of today’s election, but whether Waukesha County can run an election. After the vote tally debacle in the state Supreme Court race, former Slate reporter Dave Weigel (now with the Washington Post) coined […]

I don’t know if Senator Ron Johnson understands it or not but his path to re-election is a lot easier if Donald Trump loses the Republican nomination. Over At RightWisconsin, I explain why the mere mention of Trump becomes an anchor on the Johnson campaign. Johnson was interviewed on Fox News and he said that […]

Governor Scott Walker opposed Obamacare and refused to expand Medicaid spending, yet still managed to eliminate the gaps in coverage availability. All three Republican candidates for president claim they are opposed to Obamacare, but what are their plans for health care? At the MacIver Institute, I looked at each of their plans and explained which […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain the flag flap in Lake Geneva, WI, and what it took for one long-time business owner to resist an anonymous bureaucrat. The “City of Lake Geneva Code Enforcement Office,” in an unsigned letter, told Patzfahl that the flag was in violation of city ordinances. Even though the hole […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 03/31/2016 Pag.A05 Opinion Ted Cruz only candidate who can take on Trump All eyes on Wisconsin leading up to primary Welcome to ground zero. Wisconsin is the center of the political universe thanks to the presidential primary on Tuesday. We’re the only state having primaries that day, and all the attention is […]

Every flyover state looks the same when you’re flying on Trump airlines, but after Tuesday it’s unlikely Donald Trump will look at Wisconsin the same way again. Over at RightWisconsin, I explain how the endorsement by Governor Scott Walker of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Trump’s reaction to it, shows just how much the New […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 03/24/2016 Pg.A06 Opinion Republicans must unite behind Cruz Trump must be stopped here The great scheduling gods decreed that the Wisconsin presidential primary should coincide with our spring elections on April 5. There are no more Republican primaries until then, there will be no other presidential primaries that day, and the next […]