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The Battle of Madison

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 00:00
145 years ago, Ulysses S. Grant predicted a war between the forces of intelligence and patriotism and the forces of ignorance. On Tuesday, June 23, that war was waged in Madison. Dan O'Donnell writes about the battle in his latest piece.  Read More The Battle of Madison

CARES Act and Higher Education: What Does It Mean for Wisconsin?

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:41
Institutes of higher education in Wisconsin will receive more than $544 million in federal relief from the CARES Act. Read more to find out where that money will go.  Read More CARES Act and Higher Education: What Does It Mean for Wisconsin?

Legislators React To Violence And Chaos In Madison, Wisconsin

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:28
After a night of violence, rioting, and destruction of public property in downtown Madison, Wisconsin leadership have released their statements on the situation. MacIver has collected many of those statements here.  Read More Legislators React To Violence And Chaos In Madison, Wisconsin

Activist Mobs Terrorize Madison, Wisconsin

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:47
*Profanity Warning* Statues destroyed - a state senator beaten - streets blocked - motorists dragged from their vehicles. Activist mobs roam the streets of Wisconsin's capital city without fear of arrest. This report is compiled from the protesters' own videos collected from social media.  Read More Activist Mobs Terrorize Madison, Wisconsin

The Pandemic That America is Ignoring

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 03:00
America is in the throes of a pandemic that both its leaders and media are all but ignoring: Out-of-control violence in the streets. Dan O'Donnell discusses the consequences that could soon follow.   Read More The Pandemic That America is Ignoring

None Dare Call It Violence

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:30
Groups like Freedom Inc, Urban Triage and the Party for Socialism and Justice strongly disagree that there’s a difference between daytime protesters and nighttime rioters. They say characterizing activists as peaceful is dangerous to their cause.  Read More None Dare Call It Violence

Wisconsin Free Market Coalition: Extend Regulatory and Licensing Relief

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 03:00
Wisconsin's COVID-19 relief package provided necessary relief from regulatory barriers for the health care community to quickly and responsibly respond to Wisconsinites’ medical needs. Unfortunately, though, the relief provided by this legislation was temporary, leaving the healthcare industry facing renewed regulatory barriers. The Free Market Coalition asks to make that regulatory and licensing relief permanent.  Read More Wisconsin Free Market Coalition: Extend Regulatory and Licensing Relief

MacIver News Minute: County Lockdown Orders

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:28
LISTEN - Some of the local ordinances go so far as to allow the use of quarantine guards with police powers to force you to stay at home, give the public health officer the ability to enter private property and levy fines as high as $25,000 per violation of the order.  Read More MacIver News Minute: County Lockdown Orders

County Governments Seeking Great Powers For Public Health Bureaucrats, Despite WI Supreme Court Safer At Home Decision 

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 01:00
A wave of county ordinances are being taken up across Wisconsin that give local public health officials sweeping power and authority to control communicable diseases. While citizens are concerned about the broad “new” powers these ordinances give, the local health officials say their authority already exists in state statute, and that the Safer at Home decision doesn't affect them.  Read More County Governments Seeking Great Powers For Public Health Bureaucrats, Despite WI Supreme Court Safer At Home Decision 

MacIver News Minute: Safer at Home Hits State’s Finances

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:57
LISTEN - Some of the drop in tax collections can be attributed to the delayed July filing date for taxes but clearly the unnecessary statewide lockdown is having a huge impact on your wallet and the state’s fiscal condition.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Safer at Home Hits State’s Finances

Richard Milhous Evers and the Corruption of Woodward and Bernstein

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 07:15
Nearly a half century after President Nixon was caught secretly recording phone conversations, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is embroiled in a secret taping scandal of his own. Only this time, the world doesn’t seem to care. Dan O'Donnell breaks down the scandal and why it's suddenly been dropped by the media.   Read More Richard Milhous Evers and the Corruption of Woodward and Bernstein

CARES Act and K-12 Education: What Does It Mean For Wisconsin?

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 01:00
Wisconsin schools will receive more than $765 million in federal relief from the CARES Act. K-12 schools are set to receive upwards of $221 million. This report details the current plans for the K-12 grant money.  Read More CARES Act and K-12 Education: What Does It Mean For Wisconsin?

WI COVID-19 Infections After Mass Gatherings

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:10
June 16, 2020 In response to questions from our readers, MacIver has assembled a graphic on COVID-19 infections after key mass gatherings in Wisconsin. Click on the image below to explore the data in detail. See how rates of infection changed after the spring election, two reopen rallies, and after Safer at Home was shut …

MacIver News Minute: Evers’ Secret Recordings

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:42
LISTEN - Governor Evers so far has refused to identify the staff person responsible for secretly recording his political rivals or say anything about how the recording found its way to the mainstream media. Until Evers reveals the name of the person responsible, the recording of the phone call may not only be a dirty trick but actually illegal here in Wisconsin.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Evers’ Secret Recordings

Wisconsin’s CHAZ Experiment

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 07:57
WATCH - It might be a chapter in Wisconsin history we'd all like to forget, but you know what happens to those who forget history.  Read More Wisconsin’s CHAZ Experiment

The Impact of COVID-19: Tax Revenues Down $380 Million

Sat, 06/13/2020 - 10:32
The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released their May revenues report this week. Overall tax revenues are down by $380 million but are there signs that the state's economic picture is improving?  Read More The Impact of COVID-19: Tax Revenues Down $380 Million

MacIver News Minute: Left Promotes Defunding Police

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 01:40
LISTEN - Asked what would happen when a crime occurs in a world without a police department, Freedom Inc talks about a transformative butt whupping administered by the community.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Left Promotes Defunding Police

Wisconsin Businesses Need Liability Protection

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 01:00
Bill G. Smith of the Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) argues Wisconsin needs to preclude “no injury” suits and to do more to protect those make vital equipment the state needs to fight COVID-19.   Read More Wisconsin Businesses Need Liability Protection

The Fruits of Prayerful, Peaceful Protest

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 00:48
WATCH - Hours before social justice activists looted State Street, members of the Catholic Diocese of Madison staged a very different kind of protest.  Read More The Fruits of Prayerful, Peaceful Protest

How Shopping Carts Help Debunk the ‘Defund the Police’ Narrative

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 01:00
What could a shopping cart possibly say about the need for police in society? A lot more than you think. Dan O'Donnell writes about "The Shopping Cart Theory" to debunk recent outcries across America to defund and eliminate police departments.  Read More How Shopping Carts Help Debunk the ‘Defund the Police’ Narrative

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