Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Want better judges? Elect better people  State bar ‘fix’ for Supreme Court will make things worse Waukesha Freeman October 3rd, 2013 Page A6 Opinion The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the governing board of the State Bar of Wisconsin is proposing state Supreme Court justices be term limited to one 16-year term. Currently under […]

The Las Vegas Badger and Boots and Sabers are wondering, has Shirley gone squirrelly? From the LVB: In a pretty straight forward case involving a dead end road, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson tried to decide a case by not using past court decisions, state law or anything judicial. Instead, she tried to rule on a […]

The nine people and events in 2009 that most shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle’s announcement that he will not seek re-election. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett getting attacked outside State Fair turns him into a hero. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wins re-election. Passage of a state budget built largely upon […]

Time once again to look back at the predictions of last January.  Robert Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long said that Cassandra did not get nearly the kicking she deserved.  Well, I hope I deserve better. My predictions, 29 for 2009, are below, and the results are in italics. 1. Beer and alcohol prices will increase substantially […]

For the left, Gableman’s sin is being right (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I realize the Democratic left will never be happy as long as Justice Gableman is sitting on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. How did he dare defeat Louis Butler? It […]

State Representative Rich Zipperer (R-Country Springs Hotel) launched his new E-Updates for the district. If you’re interested in receiving them, you can e-mail him at This week’s update is on the failed effort to get the sick leave policy changed for elected officials. Rather than just permitting time off for illness, our state employees […]