Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Each year at this time I peer into the magic crystal ball, and each year I just see my reflection. But I still make predictions. Using the typical sportswriter’s accuracy for predicting NFL games as my benchmark, I don’t do half badly. On the other hand, have you noticed how few sportswriters chuck the job […]

The Government Accountability Board decided Tuesday to require local clerks to cross check voter registrations since January 2006. That’s right. The GAB is adopting the Van Hollen standard. I’m waiting for the rioting and looting to begin because the GAB is standing in the way of people voting. “No cross checking, no peace” or something […]

Couldn’t be helped this week. Sometimes the office calls, and all hope of making happy hour vanishes. Summer ends this weekend, as does the Milwaukee Brewers’ chances of making the playoffs. Maybe because it’s the end of summer, or the Milwaukee Brewers are playing the Cincinnati Reds, or to celebrate JB Van Hollen’s lawsuit to […]

From the latest Wisconsin Club for Growth newsletter: Partisan Winds Last week, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a much publicized lawsuit against the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), in an attempt to force the GAB to comply with a federal law to ensure the integrity of elections. Those of us who champion the […]

JB Van Hollen is reviewing the UW-Milwaukee building contract controversy involving the Doyle Administration claiming he’s not sure that any actual investigation took place. Van Hollen said he may have been kept in the dark on the progress of cases overseen by Division of Criminal Investigation Administrator Jim Warren, who retired in January after clashing […]

Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen has been upping the ante in the concealed weapon debate, issuing a permit to former Justice Department investigator Tom Steingraeber. It’s illegal for citizens to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin. But Van Hollen says the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 sets out guidelines under which […]

Judge Richard Neiss of Dane County rejected a lawsuit claiming the referendum amending the constitution to ban same-sex marriage was itself unconstitutional. UW-Oshkosh instructor William McConkey challenged the amendment, arguing Wisconsin statutes limit referendums on constitutional amendments to a single question. McConkey’s attorneys argued that the marriage amendment asked voters to respond to two separate […]

Now I’m really sorry I can’t go to the Americans for Prosperity Summit tomorrow. Perhaps someone else in attendance can ask him what is the definition of marriage? There is a case before the state supreme court regarding the definition of marriage and whether same sex couples should be given benefits as if they were […]

Now I’m really sorry I can’t go to the Americans for Prosperity Summit tomorrow. Perhaps someone else in attendance can ask him what is the definition of marriage? There is a case before the state supreme court regarding the definition of marriage and whether same sex couples should be given benefits as if they were […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting the state fire marshall was suspended indefinitely by JB Van Hollen, but nobody knows the reason. Carolyn S. Kelly, who was appointed as director of the Justice Department’s Arson Bureau in 1994, was suspended indefinitely with pay from her $87,107-a-year job, sources said. “As a matter of general policy, […]