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Want Police Reform? Start by Reforming Those Who Oversee Police

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 02:30
How serious are we about reforming policing in this country? The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission would be a good place to start. Dan O'Donnell reveals the attempted corruption of the Milwaukee Police Department by Chairman Steven DeVougas.  Read More Want Police Reform? Start by Reforming Those Who Oversee Police

Milwaukee County Board To Consider Resolution Supporting The Legalization Of Prostitution, Illegal Immigration And Marijuana

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 01:00
Legalizing drug-related offenses, providing sex-change surgeries to prisoners, and instituting a national gun buy-back program sound good to you? The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is on board. They took up a resolution last month recommending that Congress pass the People's Justice Guarantee, which would do all that.  Read More Milwaukee County Board To Consider Resolution Supporting The Legalization Of Prostitution, Illegal Immigration And Marijuana

MacIver News Minute: Independence Day Message

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:15
LISTEN - Hope you were able to take a few minutes from the festivities to really think about how truly blessed we are to be living here in the United States of America and how extraordinary it was for the founding fathers to create a new nation built on freedom, liberty and justice for all.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Independence Day Message

Tough New Lockdown Restrictions Come As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Plummet

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 00:00
Wisconsin hit a new single day record on July 4th with 738 new cases. That same day, it also had the fewest number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital since mid-April with only 235 in-patients statewide.  Read More Tough New Lockdown Restrictions Come As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Plummet

The Impact Of COVID-19 – Fatalities In Wisconsin

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 16:01
A closer look at who is most at risk from dying of Coronavirus in Wisconsin.  Read More The Impact Of COVID-19 – Fatalities In Wisconsin

Happy Independence Day

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:37
July 3, 2020 Happy Independence Day weekend to you and yours from The MacIver Institute.

Questionable Curriculum: Schools Walk Out on Education

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:46
The large scale protests and riots across Wisconsin this summer wouldn't be possible without the participation of hundreds of thousands of young activists. It's something Wisconsin public schools have been training them for all year. Here are all the school sanctioned events this past year that got them ready for the summer.  Read More Questionable Curriculum: Schools Walk Out on Education

A More Perfect Union

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:00
Our nation has been in a perpetual fight to uphold our founding principles and continue to work for a more perfect union. Dan O'Donnell talks about that uniquely American fight in this perspective piece.  Read More A More Perfect Union

MacIver News Minute: The Arrest of Devonere Johnson

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 06:38
LISTEN - Last week in Madison, a government building was fire-bombed, a state senator was attacked by the mob, a driver was pulled from his car and beaten and two statutes were torn down at the capitol. The supposed reason for all this rage and violence - the arrest of protest leader Devonere Johnson.  Read More MacIver News Minute: The Arrest of Devonere Johnson

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

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