Monday, October 24th, 2016

State lines do not a boundary make, no freedom of speech is safe, when Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is around. The Government Accountability Board and Chisholm, using the database built in the illegal John Doe investigation, targeted national conservatives as well as those in Wisconsin. the Wall Street Journal reports: From that investigation […]

James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal points out the appearance of corporate collusion with the Clintons’ campaign. Is this the dark corporate money liberals have been warning us about? And should the New York Times be forced to give up its First Amendment protections because it coordinated with a special interest group in its […]

On the Wall Street Journal website they have an interview with Mick Jagger about Moonlight Mile, how it was written, and how it’s being played on the current Rolling Stones tour. Jagger described what the song is about: When we finished our European tour in October 1970, we were at Stargroves, my country house in […]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot on Fox News on Sunday. In the interview, Walker explained his decision not to set up a health care exchange for Wisconsin, leaving it to the federal government. Walker said the end result would be the same, an exchange run by the […]

James Taranto’s Best of the Web Today just takes the whole idea of “fact checking” and beats it to a pulp: Trunks on Fire The awful “fact check” fad has come not only to the presidential debate stage but also to women’s magazines. Check out this “check” from a Real Simple article titled “4 Swimsuit […]

If you pray hard enough, you can make water run uphill. How hard? Why, hard enough to make water run uphill, of course! – Robert Heinlein Kevin at Lakeshore Laments brings to our attention today an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by two economists from the National Bureau of Economic Research, Robert Barro and […]

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has an article in today’s Wall Street Journal explaining why he did not submit a list for the federal “stimulus” bill. Wisconsin now faces an unprecedented $5.75 billion budget deficit, fourth-largest in the nation. Many municipalities also face deficits. My county, however, finished fiscal year 2007 with a $7.9 million […]

Every so often, someone writes again how wonderful Atlas Shrugged was. This week its Stephen Moore writing in the Wall Street Journal (ht: Sykes). Moore writes that today’s economic stimulus bills are what Rand predicted in her 1957 novel. For the uninitiated, the moral of the story is simply this: Politicians invariably respond to crises […]

The Wall Street Journal looks at the violence and mayhem the giant pizza-serving rodent brings to Brookfield.In Brookfield, Wis., no restaurant has triggered more calls to the police department since last year than Chuck E. Cheese’s. Officers have been called to break up 12 fights, some of them physical, at the child-oriented pizza parlor since […]

The Wisconsin Club for Growth latest newsletter has this goodie: The Great Intergovernmental Heist In recent years, when Wisconsin’s Medicaid program started hemorrhaging cash, Governor Jim Doyle didn’t look for ways to make the program more efficient. Nor did he cut costs by eliminating fraud and abuse in the system. Instead, Doyle leaned heavily on […]