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Waukesha Freeman 9/22/2016 Page A6 Opinion Reince, Never means Never Trump Conservatives will be in opposition if Trump wins One of the advantages of living in Wisconsin is that the outcome of the presidential campaign is relatively predetermined. A Republican has not won our state’s electoral votes since 1984. Unless Hillary Clinton’s prevarications begin to […]

Just in time for graduation. As I like to tell the “C” students, you, too, can be president. – President George W Bush at SMU Print this entry

Always fun to poke at:   It's an easy tactic to criticize a president for being on vacation. But seriously, who thinks any president is actually on vacation?#POTUS — Eugene Kane (@eugene_kane) August 15, 2013 From a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel chat transcript, August 27, 2009: The way I remember it, I was very hard on […]

This week at the MacIver Institute, I did my best to try to make sense of the election in it’s immediate aftermath. The most important lesson is to trust the (state) polls – until you can’t. Somewhere in the bowels of the New York Times, I’m imagining a WOPR-like machine from the movie War Games […]

Former Russ Feingold flak Jud Lounsbury compares apples to oranges when he says Republicans supported a recount with a margin similar to the Kloppenburg-Prosser margin. In 2000, George W. Bush lost Wisconsin to Al Gore by about a 6K vote margin– a similar margin that we’re talking about in the 2010 Kloppenburg v Prosser race. […]

Headline: Pickets’ depiction of Obama as Hitler decried Suggested subheadline: “Bushitler signs still popular with political left” Print this entry

Over at the MacIver Institute this week, a look at the child tax credit and its impact, especially in Wisconsin. Because of the Bush tax cuts, joint married filers earning less than $110,000 receive a per-child tax credit of $1000. The tax credit phases out after income reaches $110,000. The tax credit is also $1000 […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: May 13, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Republicans should drink some tea Rove poor choice for state party dinner speaker (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) It seems like yesterday I started getting emails from people talking […]

Over at National Review Online The Corner, Andy McCarthy points out the Democratic hypocrisy, I know we tire of the hypocrisy, but I really think this is remarkable. We spent the eight years through January 19, 2009, listening to Democrats complain that President Bush had purportedly caused a constitutional crisis by issuing signing statements when […]

One of the dumber ideas now circulating is the impeachment of President Obama (although it presently doesn’t have as much support as the impeach Bush movement did on the left). The idea’s supporters co-sponsored a conservative conference this weekend.  Conservative writer Ed Morrissey gave the idea the appropriate response: When the grassroots come together for […]