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A Streetcar Named Deja Vu

This isn't the first time Tom Barrett and the "beautiful people" rallied around a boondoggle.

This is What Accountability Looks Like

Unaccountable government is what you get when elected officials punt their responsibilities.

Reprisal: Conservative Professor Barred from Campus By Marquette University

Marquette University strikes back (bizarrely) at academic whistleblower.

Be Bold

Now is the time to act.

Is Civil Disagreement Even Possible With Today's Left?

Compromise often seems to earn no good will: Ask President Bush.

We Must Commit to Civil Disagreement

Civility starts with each of us.

The Top 3 Distortions Democrats Are Using Against Right to Work

Apparently freedom is an "attack on workers."

Meet The New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

George Stanley's elevation will not change much.

Do Democrats Really Expect Us to Forget Their Jeff Wood Ploy?

As they complain about Kramer, their hypocrisy is stunning.

daily takes

With State Supreme Court Taking John Doe, Left Tries to Tip Scales Through Recusals

Liberals hoping to force conservative majority to step aside to get the rulings they want.

Washington Post Columnist: Marquette University "Behaving Quite Badly"

MU suspends conservative prof, orders him off campus.

Key Reads - Dec. 18, 2014

Milwaukee Streetcar, Right-to-Work, Madison Schools, New Bucks Arena, Cuba, Jeb Bush, 2016 Talk, Vermont Bails on Single-Payer and More.

State's GAAP Deficit Shrinks, Smallest Since 2001

"Wisconsin has more revenue coming in the door than we have spent."

Census Data: Wisconsin Has 12th Highest Tax Burden

Illinois and Minnesota are worst in the Midwest.

GAB Board Members Concerned About Audit, Call On Staff to Give More Answers

Top GAB administrators seem defensive after audit raises questions over agency competence.

Many Home-Care Workers Would Only Earn a Little More Under Costly ‘Living Wage’ Law

County's living wage law found to have helped workers very little, has cost taxpayers more.

20th State Senate District Race Has Officially Begun

Papers can now be circulated for candidacy.

Key Reads - Dec. 17, 2014

Frac Sand Mining, SCOWIS Campaign Begins, GAB Audit, Reshaping Welfare, Millennials Abandon Federal Workforce, NASA, a Game Company Shipped What(?!?) and More.

Milwaukee Common Council Votes to Delay Streetcar Vote

Stopping the streetcar becomes a long shot.

Manufacturing Jobs Grow in States with Right to Work

Number of manufacturing jobs in Indiana and Michigan grew after those states passed Right to Work reforms in 2012.

Sheriff David Clarke PSA: Thank Law Enforcement Officers For Their Service

"The next time you see an officer, stop them and them for their service."

Key Reads - Dec. 16, 2014

Milwaukee Streetcar, GAB Reform, Raw Milk, Right-to-Work, Tom Coburn, the New Surgeon General, the Ames Straw Poll Lives(!), and More!

Wis. Assembly Democrats Fight Open Records Request

Assembly Democrats use the Assembly Chief Clerk as a political shield to avoid answering open records requests.

Speaker Robin Vos: No Carve-Out for Trade Unions in Right to Work Bill

"Either you say people have the right to join the union or don't."

Who Will Handle the Big Ticket Legislation Next Session?

Speaker Vos names committee chairpersons for next session of the Assembly.

Federal Special Interest Tax Breaks Cost Nearly $1 Trillion Every Year

"Wastebook" author Tom Coburn offers new report on America's broken tax code that gives away billions in fraudulent tax write-offs and to special interests.

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favorite takes

Estimates from the Cap Times put Mary Burke’s income at higher than $1.36 million last year. There is no question that Burke could self-fund her campaign. Either she is having a hard time raising money, or Burke is unwilling to bet big on her own campaign. 



-Collin Roth

The Roth Report

The the downside is, our watchdog media ( ha ha ) will not do what years ago was routine good fact finding. If it is not pro their agenda, why look?


-Mike Heimbach

Wisconsin John Doe Witch Hunt: Worse Than IRS Scandal

Wow, loser at PolitiFRAUD's Wisconsin franchise is even less professional than outfit's usual low standards


-Phil Kerpen  @kerpen


-@Kerpen

Twitter / kerpen:

key reads

Milwaukee Streetcar, Right-to-Work, Madison Schools, New Bucks Arena, Cuba, Jeb Bush, 2016 Talk, Vermont Bails on Single-Payer and More.
Frac Sand Mining, SCOWIS Campaign Begins, GAB Audit, Reshaping Welfare, Millennials Abandon Federal Workforce, NASA, a Game Company Shipped What(?!?) and More.
Milwaukee Streetcar, GAB Reform, Raw Milk, Right-to-Work, Tom Coburn, the New Surgeon General, the Ames Straw Poll Lives(!), and More!
QUESTION OF THE DAY

If The Legislature Considers Right to Work, Should They Seek An Exemption for Trade Unions?

Yes - Trade Unions Are Different And Provide Value
No - Carve-outs Weaken The Argument for Workplace Freedom
 

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