Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Milwaukee County Board Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee will be discussing a Living wage proposal today that will affect not only what Milwaukee County pays its employees, it will also affect businesses that do contract work for the county. As I write over at the MacIver Institute, this will have a devastating effect on […]

Your tax dollars at work. The UW System reminds us again they have no understanding what a university is for. I’m not the type that worries too much about liberalism on campus. But I do worry when political correctness becomes an authoritarian regime and starts banning discussion or even books on campus. Surely if there […]

Waukesha Freeman 01/09/2014, Page A05 Choices, choices for city attorney Two candidates carry baggage with them The race for city attorney in Waukesha presents city residents an interesting choice. For the first time in many years, local voters will have a choice in choosing the right person in what many consider a largely administrative position. […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/16/2014 Page A5 Opinion Democrats have bad history on drunk driving Dems need to get serious before attacking Schimel It was hard to come back from vacation in Hawaii. I missed the coldest weather of the year to enjoy free mai tais and other funny tropical drinks. Why not? I wasn’t driving. While […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 1/2/14 It’s been a busy holiday season in local politics Another New Year’s Eve and this one was spent in front of the television waiting for the ball to drop in New York City. A log slowly burned in the fireplace while the temperature dropped outside. Unfortunately the business of […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion, 12/26/2013   Being good at doing Christmas Through the miracle of newspaper publishing I am writing this the day before Christmas and you are reading this the day after. It’s time travel. By now you know if you were on Santa’s naughty or nice list. I’m always on the nice […]

As I wrote over at RightWisconsin, nothing says Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Men like a clenched fist. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has an ornament you can download and make for your non-exclusionary diversity evergreen. It’s the Wisconsin public employee unions Blue Fist. Just print out the pdf file, fold, tape, and be angry. What […]

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 […]