Monday, December 5th, 2016

Can Wisconsin do without the secretary of state and the state treasurer? Over at the MacIver Institute, I discuss the possible elimination of the two positions thanks to a proposed constitutional amendment. Perhaps the state legislature is finally ready to get rid of the two constitutional offices. A proposed constitutional amendment by State Rep. Tyler […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Nov 4, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Savor victory, but not for long Republicans must keep promises after historic gains Wow. What a night for Republicans in Wisconsin. Not only did Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker win the election for governor, not only did Ron Johnson defeat three-term incumbent Russ Feingold, but Republicans […]

I have never seen a poll absent a man impaled. – James Wigderson As former Congressman Mark Neumann rides the magic bus around the state hoping for that last-minute magic, some final thoughts, observations and predictions on the state-wide races. This would be the moment for some hedge-betting. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker should win […]

State Treasurer Dawn Marie Sass celebrated Higher Education Day on Wednesday by announcing some contests: A coloring contest for 1st-3rd grade students, an essay contest for 4th-6th grade students and the Higher Education Dayvideo contest for 7th through 10th grade students. Each contest winner will receive an EdVest college savings account. I would suspect Sass […]

Owen Robinson calls BS on the school lunch program numbers.  I always liked the mock chicken legs.  The Appleton Post-Crescent (aka, the Appleton Half-Moon) lists the problems at the state treasurer’s office, but stops short of suggesting Sass should be removed. Rick Esenberg tackles the Gableman question, is it enough not to lie?  We’ll see […]

John Nichols of the Capital Times suggests that power is too concentrated in the governor and suggests returning power to the Secretary of State and the State Treasurer. A number of states are engaged in serious discussions about how to make government more democratic, responsive and accountable. These discussions are wide-ranging and involve everything from […]

Nothing says idiot politicians like a school board.  The Milwaukee School Board and their Superintendent of Schools William Andrekopoulos decided to explore dissolving the Milwaukee Public Schools in order to shake everybody up.  Or was it a shake down?  Either way, they were surprised when the community responded, “Okay, you quit.  We can’t do any […]

Jim Rowen wonders if conservatives suffer from a malady he found in the pages of the Washington Post, Empathy Deficiency Disorder. To test his pop psychology theory, he asks his conservative readers to comment on the story (as a Rorshach test) of an elderly woman who lost a large sum of money as “lost property” […]

Jim Rowen wonders if conservatives suffer from a malady he found in the pages of the Washington Post, Empathy Deficiency Disorder. To test his pop psychology theory, he asks his conservative readers to comment on the story (as a Rorshach test) of an elderly woman who lost a large sum of money as “lost property” […]