Monday, July 25th, 2016

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 […]

As I sit here tapping out this blog post, my son is about six feet away working on his biology homework after just watching his biology lecture. Over at RightWisconsin, I explain why my son became a virtual school student and how I became a school choice parent. When my son was in elementary school, […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I take the opportunity of national school choice week to celebrate the strides we have made in expanding school choice in Wisconsin and lament that we still have far to go. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go to universal school choice here in Wisconsin. The plan to […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A6 Opinion Asking the uncomfortable question Terror comes to Wisconsin At least we can’t blame the ready availability of guns. According to a criminal complaint, Samy Mohamed Hamzeh was attempting to bring Islamic terror to Wisconsin. The FBI arrested him after he allegedly bought machine guns from informers and took them […]

Last week members of the state legislature got to hear all about the proposed repeal of the minimum markup law. Unfortunately, as I reported for the MacIver Institute, the presentation was a trifle one-sided as it was behind the closed doors of the “special legislative reception” hosted by the Wisconsin Grocers Association. The Petroleum Marketers […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A06 Opinion The state is strong But Wisconsin needs a leader Gov. Scott Walker gave his State of the State address Tuesday night. The advantage of not living under Fidel Castro, or in a state governed by a Democrat, is that the speech was only 40 minutes long. Here’s to freedom and […]