Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia puts the center-right majority on the Supreme Court in peril. Instead of 5-4, the court is evenly split depending on what happens to President Barack Obama’s nominee or possibly the presidential election. On the MacIver Institute website, I explain why Scalia’s death is important for one case that will […]

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was discovered the same morning as the most recent Republican presidential debate. Unfortunately, the gravity of the responsibilities of the office of president did not affect the debate the way it should have. At RightWisconsin, I wrote about the importance of Scalia’s death and why it is […]

“Justice Scalia was a patriot and a hero of American legal jurisprudence. A lion of the justice system, he stood for the letter of the law and did not allow politics of the day to sway his dedication to the constitutional role of the judiciary. Justice Scalia served our country with honor and distinction. Tonette […]

Waukesha Freeman 2/11/16 Page A6 Opinion Supreme Court decision a win for Wisconsin Schimel defends Wisconsin families, jobs Wisconsin residents received a dose of good news from the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday evening. The court agreed to put on hold President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions until the lawsuit brought […]

On Tuesday Assembly Republicans did not take up AB 210, the bill to allow sales taxes at the county level to go up to pay for road costs. However, Assembly Republicans may take up the bill with an amendment that’s an attempt to make the sales tax increases more palatable. As I explain at RightWisconsin, […]

WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes discussed the Waukesha and Milwaukee water issues today and read from my MacIver Institute column on that subject. You can listen to the podcast online or download the podcast. Sykes begins the discussion at 8:25 into the broadcast recording. The point Sykes emphasized was that eventually the city of Milwaukee is probably […]

UW-Madison has winnowed the list of candidates for the open spokesman position to just three people. Unfortunately, one of the three finalists is an Obama campaign hack. Over at RightWisconsin, I explain why that’s just a bad idea for a university struggling to get along with a Republican legislature. Universities should not be the golden […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/4/16 Page A6 Opinion Much said, little resolved on diversion issue MU poll did poor job of asking questions the right way There is good news and bad news in last week’s Marquette Law School Poll about the city of Waukesha’s quest for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. The good news is […]

The city of Milwaukee, like many communities, has a lead pipe problem. However, the city of Milwaukee is also telling the Public Service Commission that the lead pipe problem is a matter of state concern and they’re stopping the removal of the lead pipes. At the MacIver Institute, I explain how Milwaukee is trying to […]

With the announcement by Congressman Reid Ribble that he is not running for re-election, the race for the Republican nomination in that district promises to have a full slate of contestants. As I explain today at RightWisconsin, in that crowded field there is a way for a candidate to stand out – call for public […]