Watchdog Podcast: Was Iowa the Super Bowl of the presidential race, or just Opening Day?

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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It’s Super Bowl weekend, but for many political junkies, the big game came a few days early.

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Bruce Murphy: When journalists (don’t) attack

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Commentary, Free Speech, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee blogger Bruce Murphy’s recent piece in The Progressive magazine is a classic of an emerging genre: journalists who advocate limits on speech.

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Watchdog Podcast: What would Alexander Hamilton think of Donald Trump?

By   /  January 29, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Alexander Hamilton worried American democracy would be “spoiled by demagogues” who would use populism to hide despotism. Was he talking about Donald Trump?

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Watchdog Podcast: The speech police, the Los Angeles Rams and Donald Trump

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, First Amendment, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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This week, host Eric Boehm is joined by Watchdog’s top dog Will Swaim to discuss his once-and-now-again hometown football team: the Los Angeles Rams.

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Watchdog Podcast: Sell muffins, go to jail; Trump fever in an unexpected place

By   /  January 15, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Taxes, Texas, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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After attending one of The Donald’s big rallies, Watchdog’s Bruce Parker offers his assessment of Trump’s campaign and the billionarie-turned-presidential-hopeful’s legions of fans.

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Mainstream media displays selective principles on open records

By   /  January 13, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, First Amendment, Open Records, Power Abuse, State Government, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Where are the screams of injustice for “screamingly unconstitutional” gag orders that demand silence from harassed and intimidated citizens on penalty of imprisonment?

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