Monday, December 5th, 2016

My wife and I had a reminder today that, now that my Waukesha Freeman column is gone, some of you don’t get to read as much Wiggy wisdom as you’d like. I’m going to try to keep this page updated more with my latest work. In the meantime, you can always find me at Watchdog.org […]

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I thought I would take a moment to wish my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving, even those of you who are (foolishly) feeling less thankful to God because of the election results. Here are some favorite columns from past Thanksgiving celebrations, and today.   My latest for the MacIver Institute: How Minimum Markup […]

Remind me again why some Republicans were not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney? The health care issue? Just prior to the Wisconsin primary, I wrote for MacIver: The most interesting aspect of the Trump plan is call to make Medicaid a block grant program. What the Trump campaign means by block grant is not really a […]

Give them credit for persistence. Wisconsin Democrats will not give up the idea of taking the federal money to expand Medicaid no matter how much it actually costs. As I explain over at the MacIver Institute, this time it’s state Senator Jon Erpenbach – again. Ever since Walker rejected the additional federal funding, Erpenbach has […]

Is it possible the Madison school district will finally use the tools of Act 10 to save money by making teachers contribute to their health care premiums? As I report at Watchdog.org, the answer is “sort of.” Under the proposal discussed at a preliminary budget meeting Monday night, a “differentiated premium contribution plan” would require […]

Catching up on the week’s action, here are the most recent stories I did for Watchdog.org. You can always follow the latest articles by me, regardless of where they appeared, at my Facebook author page. Looking ahead to Monday, already loaded in the queue, is an article on a new report by the Wisconsin Institute […]

On Friday, Dane County Judge William Foust struck down Wisconsin’s Right to Work law as unconstitutional. Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain why Foust’s ruling is ridiculous and why it will be overturned. I also point out how the Democrats aren’t even trying to make a case to defend Foust’s decision. Assembly Minority Leader […]

Governor Scott Walker opposed Obamacare and refused to expand Medicaid spending, yet still managed to eliminate the gaps in coverage availability. All three Republican candidates for president claim they are opposed to Obamacare, but what are their plans for health care? At the MacIver Institute, I looked at each of their plans and explained which […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I explain the flag flap in Lake Geneva, WI, and what it took for one long-time business owner to resist an anonymous bureaucrat. The “City of Lake Geneva Code Enforcement Office,” in an unsigned letter, told Patzfahl that the flag was in violation of city ordinances. Even though the hole […]

President Barack Obama is coming to Milwaukee today to celebrate the number of Milwaukeeans enrolled in Obamacare. At the MacIver Institute, I explained what the president is likely to see and why we really have nothing to celebrate: Those poor souls who entered the Obamacare exchange to buy health insurance found the insurance pickings a […]