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The 2023 State Of Education Address Fails To Address Education In The State

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 06:58
Underly gives State of Education Address but leaves out parents, English, Math, graduation, achievement, proficiency, accountability...  Read More The 2023 State Of Education Address Fails To Address Education In The State

The Debate We All Deserved

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 15:01
Dan O’Donnell on the question from last night’s Republican debate that perfectly captures the state of American politics.  Read More The Debate We All Deserved

MacIver News Minute: The Push for “Ranked Choice Voting” in Wisconsin

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 10:18
LISTEN - It’s easy to see why democrats would love to bring ranked choice voting to Wisconsin. What’s not so clear, is why some republicans are working with democrats to make that happen.  Read More MacIver News Minute: The Push for “Ranked Choice Voting” in Wisconsin

The Perils of Rank Choice Voting: A Cautionary Tale for Wisconsin

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 07:05
Perspective by Luke Hilgemann - RCV has eroded voter confidence, skewed election results, and pushed the political landscape further towards liberal progressivism, undermining the principles of freedom and democracy.  Read More The Perils of Rank Choice Voting: A Cautionary Tale for Wisconsin

Be Damned To Your Masks & Your Idiot Moronic Effeminate Fear

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 21:36
Face masks, plastic shields, one-way shopping aisles… They’re coming back. William Briggs explains what motivates the experts to continue pushing these dubious safety measures.  Read More Be Damned To Your Masks & Your Idiot Moronic Effeminate Fear

Good (Responsible) Budgeting Options for Local Governments

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 01:55
How can conservative local officials be responsible with the huge increases in state aid?   Read More Good (Responsible) Budgeting Options for Local Governments

Justice Is The Whim Of A Judge

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 23:56
As abortions resume in Wisconsin, Dan O’Donnell tears apart the ridiculous ruling on which Planned Parenthood is relying.  Read More Justice Is The Whim Of A Judge

Left Plots Next Move After Abortion Victory in Wisconsin

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 09:50
On Thursday, September 14th, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced that it would be resuming abortions in Milwaukee and Madison on Monday. It started taking appointments that day. Liberals erupted in celebration on social media and laid out their plans to build off that victory.  Read More Left Plots Next Move After Abortion Victory in Wisconsin

Sheriff Brent Waak On Defending the Second Amendment

Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:27
WATCH - When the ATF announced it was banning pistol braces, Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak challenged its authority to do so. He also let the agency know that he would not allow it to enforce that rule in his county, because he believes it violates the US Constitution, which he took an oath to defend. He spoke about that situation during an event hosted by the MacIver Institute on Sept. 11th in Amery, Wisconsin.  Read More Sheriff Brent Waak On Defending the Second Amendment

Rep. Moses Clint Warns About Reactionary Lawmaking

Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:26
WATCH - When the left invents new ways to undermine American values and systems, conservatives naturally want to spring into action and pass laws to stop them. Rep. Moses Clint (R-Menomonie) says lawmakers have to be careful about how they craft those laws. The left is crafty, he explained during an event hosted by the MacIver Institute on Sept. 11th in Amery, Wisconsin. Kneejerk reactions from conservatives have the potential to backfire causing more problems than solving.  Read More Rep. Moses Clint Warns About Reactionary Lawmaking

A Week of Constitutional Showdowns at the Wisconsin Capitol

Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:25
Controversy erupted at the Wisconsin State Capitol this week, as the Republican-led legislature attempted to exercise its constitutional authority over several issues much to the indignation of the Evers’ Administration and its supporters.  Read More A Week of Constitutional Showdowns at the Wisconsin Capitol

MacIver News Minute: What the Constitution Says About Redistricting

Thu, 09/14/2023 - 11:35
LISTEN - Evers is upset that the legislature would still be part of the redistrciting process at all, which he calls a “last-ditch effort to retain legislative control.” Unfortunately for Evers, that legislative control is guaranteed by Wisconsin’s Constitution.  Read More MacIver News Minute: What the Constitution Says About Redistricting

Governor Evers Falls Out of Love with His Own Iowa Plan

Wed, 09/13/2023 - 09:05
Dan O’Donnell analyzes the fight over legislative redistricting and Governor Evers’ rank hypocrisy in rejecting the very proposal he made just four years ago.  Read More Governor Evers Falls Out of Love with His Own Iowa Plan

MacIver News Minute: Never Forget Who We Were on 9/11

Mon, 09/11/2023 - 11:38
LISTEN - I will never forget congress standing on the steps of the capitol – Democrats and Republicans together singing God Bless America.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Never Forget Who We Were on 9/11

What’s Really Behind JusticePoint’s Lawsuit Against the City of Milwaukee

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 21:06
This might explain how JusticePoint claims it’s kept 11,000 people out of jail using city’s Municipal Court Alternatives Program, while the city says it hasn’t tried to send anyone to jail for municipal violations.  Read More What’s Really Behind JusticePoint’s Lawsuit Against the City of Milwaukee

Top-Heavy Administration, Declining Enrollment Driving UW System’s Deficits

Thu, 09/07/2023 - 07:36
UW System says they're running out of money, but they have a $1 slush fund and are adding administrators at a breakneck pace. What gives?  Read More Top-Heavy Administration, Declining Enrollment Driving UW System’s Deficits

The Yin and the Yang of Impeachment

Wed, 09/06/2023 - 08:46
Dan O’Donnell analyzes the competing schools of though on whether Assembly Republicans should impeach Justice Janet Protasiewicz.  Read More The Yin and the Yang of Impeachment

Wisconsin Law Requires Meagan Wolfe’s Removal

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 07:55
Dan O’Donnell wonders why everyone is ignoring a very clear provision of state law that requires the Wisconsin Legislature to replace Meagan Wolfe as administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  Read More Wisconsin Law Requires Meagan Wolfe’s Removal

William Briggs: Why Science Is Broken

Mon, 08/28/2023 - 09:19
Aug. 28, 2023 Guest Perspective by William Briggs A fascinating experiment was conducted not too long ago. An experiment about experiments. About how scientists came to conclusions in their own experiments. What happened was this. Nate Breznau and others handed out identical data to a large group of researchers and asked each group to answer the same …

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