Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Waukesha Freeman 12/11/14 Page A4 Opinion Selective outrage Democrats forget recent past to score political points With the sentencing of state Rep. Bill Kramer to five months in jail and the election of his successor Scott Allen, most Waukesha residents probably thought the issue was over. For the Democrats, however, nothing is over when they […]

I believe it’s not too late for young actors to audition for what promises to be a truly awful theatrical experience in Madison, “Greetings From FitzWalkerstan.” As I wrote recently for RightWisconsin, this play is as awful as it sounds. Lest you think I am judging the play by its cover, the main character is […]

Okay, so Saturday’s football game didn’t turn out like Wisconsinites hoped. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why Wisconsin is beating Ohio in something almost as important as football. While Wisconsin football fans may be mourning the loss by the Badgers to the Buckeyes on Saturday, Wisconsin’s legislators and governor can brag about making […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/4/14 Page A4 Opinion Stepping up downtown Will Patton be recalled? As we clear the dishes from one holiday and plunge headlong to the next, we might lose sight of what’s really important. Have you started shopping for my Christmas present yet? Christmas for us started with the downtown tree lighting event, sponsored […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/26/2014 Page A8 Opinion Thanksgiving purists can go stuff it Holiday just as meaningful at any other table In ancient times, the high priests on state holidays would select the finest ram or bull and sacrifice it to the gods. From the ashes (gods like their meat well-done) the priests would determine the […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion,  November 20, 2014 Patton’s folly Living wage law is economic fantasy So, the good news is Waukesha Alderman Roger Patton’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour is dead on arrival. State law prevents local communities from enacting their own minimum wage ordinances. The state law is […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/6/14 Opinion Page A4 Conservatives across country getting Walker’s message It’s hard for Wisconsinites to put Gov. Scott Walker’s election victory on Tuesday night into proper perspective. It wasn’t just an election for governor, and the effect is much bigger than Wisconsin. Yes, this is the third gubernatorial election in just four years […]

Waukesha Freeman October 30, 2014 Page A6 Opinion How Walker should wrap up campaign The other day I raced back from Milwaukee to get to City Hall before 4:30. I wanted to vote early rather than wait until Election Day. While driving, I had two thoughts. The first was don’t get caught speeding. But the […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/23/14 Page A6 Opinion Democrats have amazing timing Coincidences hard to believe It’s just an amazing coincidence that Milwaukee County decided to release more emails from the first John Doe investigation on Tuesday. It’s just amazing that the timing coincided with new ads launched by Mary Burke’s campaign attacking Gov. Scott Walker over […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/16/2014 Page A5 Opinion Happ hiding behind the OLR State office provides cover in land deal So the Office of Lawyer Regulation leapt to Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ’s defense. Investigations by the OLR usually progress in geologic time. But they issued a response to the complaint by the alleged victim in […]