Sunday, December 11th, 2016

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 […]

One day you’ll look to see I’ve gone For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun Well, it was something my wife and I speculated about when we heard about the latest layoffs at the Waukesha Freeman. My freelance newspaper column is coming to an end with the Freeman. I was informed this morning […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/6/16 Page A5 Opinion Still waiting for John Doe justice Illegal leaks must be prosecuted The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech Monday when it announced it would not take up the John Doe investigation case, ending a partisan witch hunt into conservative organizations in Wisconsin. Both state and federal […]

Waukesha Freeman September 29, 2016 Page A6 Opinion McAdams punished by the PC Inquisition Academic freedom has no place at Marquette We’re at that time of year when many high school seniors are sifting through their college choices. What schools will provide the best education? What university will prepare young Johnny and Mary for a […]

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 […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/08/2016 Page A06 Opinion Sales tax holiday just a gimmick Repeal the Unfair Sales Act instead Gov. Scott Walker and some Republican legislators are supporting the creation of a sales tax holiday for school supplies. If all goes according to plan, the temporary exemption on sales taxes will be included in the […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/25/2016 Pag.A06 Opinion Great Lakes Cities Initiative all wet Should worry about Chicago instead The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is all wet. The organization is asking the Great Lakes governors to reconsider their unanimous decision to approve the city of Waukesha’s application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A06 Opinion Some unconventional convention thoughts Somebody please stop Reince Priebus. The Republican National Committee chairman is making Wisconsinites look bad. On Monday, Priebus told the Democrats they should vote their conscience. If it sounds familiar, the idea of voting one’s conscience caused Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to be booed as […]

Waukesha Freeman 4/21/16 Page A06 Opinion Jesus lunch more than free food Protests cannot silence the message As legend has it, Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues just sat in a field and composed “Tuesday Afternoon,” inspired by the day. “Tuesday, afternoon. I’m just beginning to see, Now I’m on my way … .” On […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 04/07/2016  Page A06 Opinion Tuesday night a victory for decency Voters reject personal attacks on Cruz, Bradley We’re going to be listening to the interpretations of Tuesday night’s election results in Wisconsin for a long time, or at least until the New York presidential primary. But for now it’s over for Wisconsinites. Then […]