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In politics, calamity always has a constituency

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Commentary, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments


There was a moment during the first Republican presidential campaign when Democrats were forced to confront the stark possibility that the anti-slavery party might actually win. It was a sobering moment for the defenders of slavery. Modern-day Democrats briefly faced a politically — though not morally — comparable moment recently. The reactions of the 19th- and 21st-century versions […]

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Free market invisible at San Antonio Housing Summit

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

San Antonio Housing Authority photo

San Antonio’s daylong “Housing Summit,” built on a mountain of government clichés and hubris, ended without one mention of free-market competition.

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Where was Russ Feingold’s defense of civil liberties in abusive John Doe probe?

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, First Amendment, Free Speech, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Feingold thumbs up

Feingold is not only silent on one of Wisconsin’s most infamous acts of government overreach, he is celebrating the recent endorsement of the district attorney who launched the abusive John Doe probe.

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University of Houston #AllLivesMatter crackdown tramples Constitution

By   /  August 9, 2016  /  Commentary, Education, Texas  /  No Comments

Plutarch says that Sulla died from an infestation of worms, implying divine retribution. UH student body president Shane A. Smith may yet escape that fate.

Last month, as Dallas police officers were being gunned down by an assassin, student body vice president Rohini Sethi posted a message to Facebook: “Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter.”

This set campus blacktivists atwitter, and the student senate responded by passing a bill 13-2 to grant student body president Shane Smith “temporary power” to punish Sethi.

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Dem convention a window into the Democratic Party’s attempt to silence critics

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Commentary, First Amendment, Free Speech, National, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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That’s precisely what I expected from a party whose platform includes rewriting the First Amendment

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Walker: Tuition freeze key to college affordability

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Commentary, Governor, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“My goal is to continue to freeze college tuition.”

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