Friday, February 27th, 2015

Waukesha Freeman 5/15/14 Page A5 Opinion Business leaders should know real cost of arena Milwaukee Bucks not worth political suicide A recent Milwaukee Business Journal article quotes members of the Waukesha County Business Alliance who are enamored with the idea of building a Taj Mahal for the Milwaukee Bucks. These business leaders also support funding […]

Waukesha Freeman May 8, 2014, Page A7 Opinion Free speech wins should be celebrated Recent court decisions protect our First Amendment rights There were two recent victories for our First Amendment rights worth celebrating. Thanks to federal court rulings on different levels, the rights to support candidates for office and speak on the issues have […]

Allen joins former Town of Waukesha Supervisor Joe Banske, current Alderman Aaron Perry, and health care consultant Brandon Rosner. Judging from first impressions, the only way this bunch could be more different from Kramer is if they got sex-change operations.

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is claiming that she could have achieved the savings of Governor Scott Walker’s reform Act 10 through collective bargaining. As I explain over the MacIver Institute, that may sound good in a focus group, but it sounds insane to anyone who was paying attention from the time Governor Scott […]

Waukesha Freeman 4/24/14 Page A5 Opinion New Bucks owners don’t change debate Suburbs still won’t pay for arena “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” we’re told. Why shouldn’t we look a gift horse in the mouth? If the Trojans had checked the gift horse they received, the Greeks would not have sacked their […]

Waukesha Freeman 4/17/14 Page A7 Opinion A kind of government to show your kids When I get asked about what I am going to write about in the post-Jeff Scrima era, I laugh and point out the number of races unfolding in the state for the fall elections. My son, Will, has a different suggestion. […]

Waukesha Freeman, Opinion Page A5, 4/10/14 Time for Kramer to go His case overshadows real state accomplishments It’s time for state Rep. Bill Kramer to go. Unfortunately, judging from his attorney’s statements, it does not appear Kramer is going to go willingly. James Gatzke told WISN-TV, “I don’t think any discussion regarding him stepping down […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, April 3, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Thoughts on Tuesday’s election Voters hope to turn page on latest dramas Just some thoughts from Tuesday night’s election results, and we’ll try to tie them all together at the end. So imagine my best Jim McKay imitation as we go across Waukesha, with the thrill […]

Last week over at, I warned conservatives not to neglect the city attorney race in Waukesha. Local attorney Brian Running is taking on former Jim Doyle judicial appointment Richard Congdon. Current city attorney Curt Meitz is not running for re-election after serving 28 years. He announced his intention not to seek re-election after getting […]

When checking endorsements by organizations, check the fine print. Sometimes groups claiming to speak for the taxpayers may have more narrow interests in mind. As I explain over at, when the “Waukesha County Taxpayers Association” endorsed Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima, I dug into the why. Taking the WCTA at their word, if they endorsed […]