Welcome Back, Scott. Let’s Get To Work

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Our Wisconsin legislature has some great people. I often say that they passed prevailing wage reform, right to work legislation and recreated the 2015-16 budget despite the governor (who was running for president), not with him. But when Governor Walker was … Continued

Proof of Low Expectations: Civics Test is “Dangerous?!”

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The leadership in the GOP-dominated Wisconsin legislature has pushed forward a measure (AB 194) that would require high schools in the state to administer a civics test before handing them a diploma. The tests most often proposed are 100 questions long, and … Continued

Localize Government, Don’t Just Fight It

  Since the beginning of human government some 5,000+ years ago an “age of conscience” caused mankind to seek a way to bring about a civilized society among the masses. Before Sumerian city-states there were tribes and patriarchal rules and … Continued

Superintendent Haws Hits the “Reply” Button… to the Wrong Parent

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POLITICKING ON SCHOOL GROUNDS On October 22nd, a parent/teacher meeting at Starbuck School for an engineering program hosted Michael Frontier, a school board member to discuss the pending referendum vote with parents and students. His appearance was accompanied by the distribution of two-sided flyers … Continued

Last Minute Desperation By A Bad Candidate

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  24 hours from now, the seminal moment of the Wisconsin primary season will culminate in thousands of voters streaming to the polls and selecting their nominees for each party in the November general election. Here in the 21st Wisconsin Senate district, … Continued

“Accidental Congressman” Leaves a Lasting Impact After Letter, Loss

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SNATCHING VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT Tuesday saw the loss of one of Congress’ most conservative voices, Kerry Bentivolio. Known around many circles as the “accidental congressman,” Bentivolio won Michigan’s 11th Congressional district in 2012 because of a freak-oops moment by … Continued

Missouri Votes To Constitutionally Protect Firearms With Sweeping Law

In what may be the most significant victory for gun rights advocates in years, the voters in Missouri approved Amendment 5, a constitutional measure to protect the rights of people to carry arms and use them in the defense of themselves and … Continued

Mayberry Meets Gotham (1/2): Is America Changing, or Are We More Afraid?

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This is the first part of a two-part series | Part two can be found HERE   THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON; THE PATIENCE OF JOB We ask a lot of law enforcement. And for a litigious country, the standard is higher than ever before … Continued

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