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Policy

Now Facts Require “Trigger Warnings”

University students in Colorado were so disturbed by graphics on an Americans For Tax Reform tour bus, that the group recently was ordered to move out of the lot they were paying to park in. The graphics on the bus however, were simply statements about the Obamacare taxes still in effect. Facts, that were apparently […]

Policy

Debunking the Australia Gun “Buyback” Narrative, Again

A Washington Post article published Tuesday, written by a former gun-control advocate, is being widely disseminated by gun rights supporters. It also was discussed by radio host Mark Levin. Leah Libresco’s admission that her research changed her mind on the effectiveness of gun laws preventing violence is indeed a relevant read in the wake of […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]

Media

To PETA, Cheese is Rape or Something

So it’s come to this with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its continued assault on dairy farmers and the dairy industry in general. Cheese is Rape. Those aren’t my words, but those of PETA in its latest campaign announced over the weekend. You'd be surprised. Why Cheese Is the Most Sexist […]

Policy

Interview: The USPS Whistle Blower Talks with Media Trackers

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has called Central Wisconsin postal worker Timm Kopp a “courageous whistle blower.” Two things are clear from talking with Kopp. First, he wears that title uncomfortably. Second, he had no political motivations when he complained about a longstanding practice last year that created staffing shortages at post offices around the country. […]

The Courts

The Complexity of Aggressive Recusal Laws

The five conservative jurists on the Wisconsin Supreme Court were heavily criticized in April for rejecting proposed rules that would have forced judges off of cases involving those who helped get them on the bench. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported back then: The retired judges who asked for the rule to be rewritten argued there should […]