Monday, September 1st, 2014

Scrima handed out so many keys to the city in the last three years it was as if he was trying out to be the Key Master in a “Ghostbusters” reunion. By the mayor’s own count, he has handed out 36 keys in his time in office. He must have been inspired by Lloyd Dobler in “Say Anything,” not wanting to leave any keys in the bag.

Waukesha Freeman December 12, 2013 Page A4 Opinion No bucks for the Bucks Life goes on even if team leaves city  If some leaders in the Milwaukee area have their way, residents of the surrounding counties will pay an additional sales tax to fund an arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. It will be up to […]

Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6 12/5/2013 Have a burger, support a worker  Don’t give in to SEIU protesters Fast-food workers around the country will be encouraged by the Service Employees International Union’s front organizations to walk off their jobs today to demand $15 per hour, over double the current minimum wage of $7.25/hour. The workers […]

Over at the MacIver Institute today, I explain why a Milwaukee union leader went off the deep end and compared holding re-certification elections to Communist China. Boyd McCamish, Executive Director of the AFSCME District Council 48, continued the attacks on Walker last week when news broke the public employee unions would have to have elections […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/14/2013 Page A5 Opinion Walker’s waffling on casino unworthy Time to make a decision So much for deadlines. It’s a good thing Gov. Scott Walker isn’t a newspaper columnist because we sailed right past his original deadline on a casino decision into a waffle time warp. (The Waukesha Freeman’s copy editor is laughing […]

Special Interests Unite on New Bucks Arena November 14, 2013 by James Wigderson Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute We’re told, if we’re not entirely convinced, the Milwaukee Bucks need a new arena. The BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee is twenty-five years old this year. While it still stands in pretty good […]