Kevin Binversie

Aren’t Justices Supposed to “Look Out” for the Law?

What is the role of a state supreme court justice? Is it to properly interpret the constitutionality of laws passed by the Wisconsin legislature or is it to be a force to ‘push back’ against what he or she feels is the majority of the court? Madison area attorney and Wisconsin State Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns […]

Baldwin Follows Single-Payer Extremism with Right to Work Ban

It seems Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) and several of her Democratic colleagues in the Senate have issues with federalism. Rather than fight for changing a public policy they hate in 50 states, Democrats appear satisfied to use the federal government to shut it down completely. It’s what’s been done with federal policy towards abortion. […]

A “Frank” Talk about Right to Work

Illinois is surrounded. Surrounded that is, by six states with right-to-work laws, and to counter what many in the Land of Lincoln feel may be the inevitable (Enactment of its own law), forces of the status quo are doing a full court press to maintain it. Among those is a familiar face to Wisconsinites, former Doyle […]

To Pay Its Bills, Illinois to Issue Even More Debt

While not as extreme as taking out a new credit card to help pay for your mortgage, the fiscal situation in Illinois is one which continues to boggle the mind. On Thursday, as part of its attempt to dig out of a mountain of unpaid bills, Governor Bruce Rauner (R) announced plans to begin a […]

Rep. Peter Barca (D) Credit: WisconsinWatchdog.org

Peter Barca Resigns as Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Leader

Weeks ago, we speculated on the possibility of Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) being ousted by an inner-caucus coup; particularly over his support of the Foxconn deal. That appears to have indeed happened on Thursday night.  After an Assembly Democratic caucus meeting that lasted nearly four hours, Barca’s office released a statement […]

Kooyenga Foregoes U.S. Senate Run

Another piece in Wisconsin’s next U.S. Senate race fell into place on Wednesday morning. In comments first reported to WisPolitics.com, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) announced he would not be running against Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin. The announcement ends months of quiet speculation on Kooyenga, who is seen as a rising star with a solid track […]

Tony Evers is Hardly an Electoral Juggernaut

When many Democrats discuss the newly minted gubernatorial candidacy of Wisconsin state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Evers, they bring up a number of responses. They point out that Evers holds a statewide office and heads the state’s education bureaucracy. This is usually followed up by showcasing that Evers have won three statewide elections (2009, 2013, […]