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Race Relations and a Divided America

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

 The anger that members of the black community feel towards police has recently hit closer to home.  A Milwaukee neighborhood suffered violence, fire, and looting the night after a city police officer shot an armed black man.

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Obamacare Premiums To Jump Another 10% in Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Of the 87 Wisconsin Obamacare plans, 15 requested an increase of 20 percent or more in 2017

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"Buy Local" Would Spoil Farmers Markets

Posted: Sunday, July 31st, 2016

It's true that free trade and globalization make the rich richer. But they also make the poor richer. Trade provides cell phones to people in developing countries. It increases wages. It fosters international peace… [T]rade has made our modern lives what they are. 

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Does Wisconsin Understand Rights?

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Is this initiative a bold declaration of how government should protect our property rights in the modern age? Or is it more political promises to provide homeowners with taxpayer funded goodies?

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City Now Considering Stopping "Jesus Lunches"

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The notion that a community or a student body should be united can become dangerous when one side wants the government to stop the other. One should be wary when a protest sign like one at a counter-protest last April reads, "Stop Dividing our School".

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WI Made Right Choice in Declining Medicaid Expansion

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

One of the most disingenuous claims coming from expansion supporters is that taking the "free" federal dollars would cost Wisconsin nothing. That couldn't be further from the truth since most states that have accepted the expansion money are experiencing skyrocketing Medicaid costs, which are throwing their budgets into turmoil

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

No Success in Stopping Illegals Coming to This Country.

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A Sober Look at Wisconsin's Pro-Life Movement

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The pro-family/pro-life groups had their fundraising emails and letters ready to send out before the ink with Walker's signature had even dried on this legislation - all for a bill that as of date has not removed one dime from PP's coffers and probably never will.

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Does Adultery Matter?

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Should this make a Christian hesitate casting a vote for her as judge? Virtue and faithfulness are important character traits for a judge. How one behaves in his or her personal life is a source for determining how one will act when in office

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

How Bad Are Wisconsin Roads, Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Killed , and Wisconsin Has the Third Highest Taxes in the Nation

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stripped Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider, of up to $8 million in taxpayer funds when he signed two bills into law Thursday.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

State Agencies Barred from Complying With Legally Challenged EPA Regulation, Lawmaker: Rough Day for the Fourth Amendment in Wisconsin, and more...

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Milwaukee TV Stations Refuse to Air Pro-Life Ad

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

A pair of Milwaukee television stations have told two pro-life organizations they can't buy airtime during select news programming because the advertisement they want to air is not approved by station management. Fox6 and WISN have both declined to air an advertisement sponsored by Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin even though the ad is very similar to other political and issue ads run by other organizations.

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Duffy Under Fire for Asking: Don't Black Babies' Lives Matter?

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

A conservative voice is taking to task members of Congress who want action against a House member for telling the truth.

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In Wisconsin, You Can Go to Jail for Selling Homemade Muffins

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Sell a cookie, go to jail.

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Requiring Work for Food Stamps Works

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

While the mainstream media headlines last week screamed that 15,000 people have been kicked out of the state's food stamp program, one lawmaker tells Wisconsin Watchdog the numbers actually point to a success story for taxpayers.

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Wisconsinites Newest Efforts to Eliminate Common Core and Federal Overreach

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

A group of Wisconsin citizens led by retired state representative Don Pridemore has created WINNER, Inc. missioned with finding and identifying a qualified candidate for State Superintendent of Schools. The State Superintendent is the head of Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction. This supposedly non-partisan position is one of the most powerful in the state.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Wisconsin Ends Fiscal Year 2015 with $135 Million Surplus, Wisconsin Files Another Lawsuit Against EPA's Clean Power Plan, and more...

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Honoring Indian Rights

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

Columbus Day and night hunting has renewed an old debate

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Protecting the Privacy Rights of ALL Students

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

The blow-back began almost before the bill was circulated for co-sponsors. Within a matter of hours, news outlets were calling asking for statements and editors were preparing their op-eds. Shortly thereafter, the mean-spirited tweets started and legislators were receiving emails telling them if they support the bill they are hateful, ignorant and bigoted.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

GAB's Kennedy Used IRS Official's Second Private E-mail Account, State Revenue Collections Up 4.3 Percent over Previous Fiscal Year, and more...

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Moulton Proposes Ending "Smart Growth" Requirements

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Congratulations to Senator Terry Moulton for persisting in his attempts to repeal the state mandate of comprehensive planning, or "Smart Growth."

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

And This Is the Verdict

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The Private Sector is Cheaper, More Efficient than Government

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

There have been two great examples in recent months of how local units of government can utilize the private sector to bring about real savings for their taxpayers.

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

Johnson and Feingold Battle for Senate Seat, University of Wisconsin Says It Needs Women to have Abortions, and more...

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State Headlines

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Executive Order to Arm National Guard,Senator Baldwin: Religious Freedom Is Only for Sunday, and more...

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State Headlines

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Feingold's Liberal PAC Self Serving, Baby Killers of the World, Unite!, and more...

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Walker Defends Arena Welfare for Billionaires

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Taxpayer financed stadiums are a phenomenally bad idea

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"Same-Sex" Marriage: Legal or Permitted?

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Across America we are hearing that "same-sex" marriage (SSM) bans are being "overturned" and that SSM is now "legal"

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State Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Recipients of Food Stamps and Unemployment may Face Drug Testing, WI Representative Desires to Abolish the ATF, and more...

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Marijuana: The Dangers of Prohibition

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Madison's Melissa Sargent, a Democratic Assemblywoman, has renewed her desire for giving Wisconsinites limited freedom to use marijuana. Last session, her bill failed to make it to the floor, and with the Governor publicly refusing to sign such legislation, there is little chance that this session's attempt will go any further.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

After reading a recent article on unions, I thought I was going back in time, back to the late 1800's and early 1900's when labor unions started.  At that time they were needed. Women also wore corsets and even shellacked their faces as "they thought they could cover up father time," but time stops for no man or woman. 

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Finance Committee Limits Police Acquisition of Military Vehicles, Media Rush to Aid Climate Alarmist Tia Nelson, and more...

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Gogebic Taconite: Mine Unfeasible for Northern WI

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Gogebic Taconite mining company announced that they are not going to pursue the creation of a mine in Iron County because of wetland regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Gov. Walker: Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

Recently, Governor Scott Walker released an open letter that stated by confession and by a list of actions his pro-life position. The list included his high ratings from pro-life groups, a claim that he helped de-fund Planned Parenthood, a prohibition of health exchange coverage of abortions, and an increase of steps and requirements doctors must take before aborting children.  He then promised to sign into law a bill that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks.

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Voter ID Challenge Rejected by Supreme Court

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS] has decided not to hear the challenge to the Wisconsin Voter ID law which requires voters to show a photo ID before receiving a ballot.

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PBS Stands for Public Broadcasting Subsidy

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Watch out. If Governor Scott Walker has his way, Big Bird will be an unlucky prop at a Sarah Palin photo shoot. Christmas will be canceled at Downton Abbey. Players of the Antiques Roadshow Drinking Game will be victims of the new Prohibition.

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Wisconsin Campaign Finance Laws are Unconstitutional

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Last year, Judge Sykes, on behalf of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, authored a decision stating that Wisconsin's campaign finance laws violate "the constitutional limits on the government's power to regulate independent political speech."  

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State Headlines

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Uber Ride-Share Request Federal Court for Madison Fines, Wisconsin Gets More Than 25 Percent of Revenue from Feds, and more...

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

Wisconsin's Loss Caused by Abortions, Gov. Walker Previews Entitlement Drug Testing, Tech College Funding Plans, and more...

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0511 Letters to the Editor

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

The Student Loan Challenge, and more 

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Wisconsin Superintendent of Schools Misrepresents Common Core

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Schools, Tony Evers, misrepresents the effect of Common Core Standards through his recent press release, "Higher standards: The right direction for students."

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Will Wisconsin Pass Right-to-Work Law?

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Protection from compulsory union membership could spell the end to unions across State

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Bloomberg Anti-Gun Group Fakes Wisc. "School Shootings"

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, a group created by anti-gun advocate and billionaire Michael Bloomberg to push his anti-gun political agenda, has attempted to highlight a rash of school shootings that have taken place since the 2012 Newton, Connecticut elementary school massacre. 

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

DOT Wants $751 Million Tax Increase Included in WI Budget, Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed Wisconsin Average, Earn a "C+" on DPI Report Cards, and more...

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Can Gov. Walker Still Defend Marriage?

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

On October 6th, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will not hear Wisconsin's appeal regarding a federal judge ruling that the state amendment declaring marriage is between a man and woman is unconstitutional. This resulted in two counties - Dane and Milwaukee - immediately recommencing marriage licenses to homosexuals.

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Feds Vie to Control St. Croix Watershed

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Only about 635 people are aware of a federal land grab affecting the entire St. Croix River water shed and the 818,000 residents living from Hayward to Grantsburg to Shell Lake to Prescott. It includes all of the land and residents in the Wisconsin counties of Pierce, St Croix, Polk, Burnett, Washburn, Douglas, Sawyer, and Bayfield. It also includes the Minnesota counties of Dakota, Washington, Chisago, Anoka, Isanti, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Aitkin, and Carlton.

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State Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Federal Judge Puts Hold on Coordination Law for Issue Advocacy, State Legislators Want to End Business Personal Property Tax, and more...

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State Headlines

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Report: The Affordable Care Act Has Cost Wisconsin Thousands of Jobs and Lower Wages, Wisconsin can Enforce Voter ID Law in November Election "If It Wishes", and more...

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Growth of Swedish Lawn Game Centers in Wisconsin

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Since the beginning of time, people of all ages and backgrounds have created various games and sports to advance their physical skills and enhance their enjoyment of life. One of these game in particular, Kubb, was created long ago by the Vikings in Gotland, Sweden. Kubb, which literally means "block of wood," is a game simple enough for children to understand and play but also challenging enough for adults to actually enjoy.

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Wisconsin State Treasurer Candidate Values the Office

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

"The office of State Treasurer is not obsolete … it has been deliberately gutted"

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Study: High Tax Burden is Driving People Out of Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Wisconsin's high tax rates could encourage many people to leave the state, particularly high-income residents who pay the greatest share of taxes, says a new study from the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy and the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

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Raising Goats in Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Rolling green hills and playful goats surround Edwina Hanson as she grins at their silly antics and talks about life with goats. She tells me about the baby goats whom she and her husband have bottle fed daily in order to keep them alive and thriving, she tells me about her eight year old goat whom she will be selling for meat this year.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Dept. of Administration Publishes List of Possible State Assets to be Sold, Federal Gov't Sues Company for Requiring Employees to Speak English, Wis. Won't Enforce State Contraception Mandate, and more...

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0506 Letters to the Editor 1

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Outsourcing Big Government.

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Public Schools, Property Taxes and the Surrender of our Education and Property Rights

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

President Obama's plan to redistribute wealth includes reducing the prosperity nestled in the suburbs. Regional Equity Taxation is being used by the federal government to control property taxes, to undercut state autonomy in education, and to create an environment where states are forced to accept federal educational policies - all requirements for successful redistribution.

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Constitutional Concerns with Common Core

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

What if your daughter was denied entrance to a college because of information that the government obtained from her, analyzed and retained when she was only eight years old?  What if your son was suspected of and charged with a sex crime because of psychological traits that were, unbeknownst to you, mapped and documented when he was thirteen years old?  These are but two potential future scenarios related to the data mining goals of Common Core.

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0504 Letters to the Editor

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Imagine the Effects of Obamacare

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Imagine the shock of finding out that the treatable cancer that your 66 year old, vibrant mother was recently diagnosed with will not be treated because the new government medical treatment protocols deny cancer treatment to those American citizens over the age of 65.

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Student Data Testing Used for Public Humiliation

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Biometric sensors and layers of testing to measure a child's attitude and ability to learn are the latest solutions to problems in American schools. Although three major federal studies prove that these procedures may be damaging to learning and teaching, federal and state governments continue to waste almost a billion dollars to be complicit in harming the educational process.

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Lessons of a Real Legacy

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Years ago I was blessed to learn a piece of my family's history that was previously unknown to me.  I was having a discussion with my grandmother about growing up in the early 1900's.  She related to me a story about my great-grandfather, Dr. Grant Tanner.  During the flu epidemic that took so many lives all over the world, Dr. Tanner worked tirelessly in and around Turtle Lake, Wisconsin to care for as many sick people as needed his help.

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Host of Ballot Integrity Bills Move Through the Legislature

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Multiple ballot integrity bills are heading through the legislature as the session is coming to an end, and some are scheduled for debate on the Assembly floor Tuesday.

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"Same-Sex Marriage" Pushed in Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

"In November 2006,  nearly 60% of Wisconsin voters adopted a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions - one of the most restrictive ones in the nation, according to the plaintiffs. 

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Madison, UWEC, and MATC Co-Sponsor White Privilege Conference

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

UPDATE: Lucia Nunez, the head of the City of Madison's Department of Civil Rights, told Media Trackers that the City of Madison spent $1,500 sponsoring the White Privilege Conference and has one staff member who is helping coordinate the event.

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Common Core Battle Fogs Attack on State and Local School Autonomy

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The Common Core battle is a fog covering the real issues facing American education: "Do we believe in state autonomy of education and in a state of laws, or will we surrender our principles?" Eyes are on Wisconsin's courageous Republican Governor and his Republican controlled Assembly and Senate.

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Anybody Want to Look at Wisconsin's Debt?

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

There's been a lot of talk about what to do with the projected $912 million more than expected in the state's main account, a windfall driven by strong tax collections.

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Fulfilling a Family Farm Dream

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Family farms once dotted the hills and valleys of Wisconsin and a majority of America, but they have gradually vanished as industrial cities continue to grow in number and population. Over the past few decades, thousands of people have left their parents' farms, or their own farms, in order to live and work in towns and cities.

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Don't be Too Jealous over MN's Healthcare Exchange Program

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Wisconsin ObamaCare advocates should refrain from being too jealous of Minnesota's implementation of the President's signature Affordable Care Act, according to details revealed in a report by Kaiser Health News. The MNSure marketplace has lately been providing insurance companies with faulty information leading to confusion about just how many Minnesotans might be insured through the ObamaCare-mandated exchange.

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Evers Offers Veiled Threat to Opponents of Common Core

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The state of Wisconsin has held three out of four public hearings on Common Core Standards. State Superintendent Tony Evers must be feeling the heat because he offered legislators a veiled threat that any rejection of Common Core Standards may be taken to the Supreme Court. This threat outrages citizens across the State who are trying to protect their right to exercise local control of schools.

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Gestapo Tactics used Against Gov. Walker

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The Gestapo is alive and well in America masquerading as an opposition political party against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative supporters. When liberals can't win elections, they find a surreptitious "legal" way to stop the opposition. Here's how Joe Schoffstall reports the story at Capitol City Project:

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State Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Milwaukee Saw 'Error of Its Ways' Over Church Zoning, Former Eau Claire Judge Presides Over John Doe 2 Investigation and more...

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Frac Sand and Local Control Hypocrisy

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Wow! The radical left has had an epiphany as to the importance of local control. Where are these progressive advocates for local control when it comes to schools, student curricula, and text books?

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Children: The Government's or the Parents' Responsibility?

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Certain State laws already reflect the growing idea that children belong to the government rather than to the parents.  A proposed law regarding day care providers illustrates this.  According to Ryan Ekvall of Wisconsin Reporter,

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Milwaukee Preacher Found Not Guilty of Trespassing

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Not all of our fights are of earth-shattering importance.  Sometimes it's just about standing up for the little guy. 

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Is Local Control Hurting Wisconsin's Economy, Sand Mining Industry?

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

When is local control too much of a good thing?

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Wausau School Censors Religious Choir Music, Concealed Carry Permits Top 200,000, DNR: Rock Sample Has Not Changed Mining Application Procedure and more...

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Do Unions Have an Opening to Negotiate after a Dane County Judge's Ruling?

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

In the midst of confusion created by a circuit judge potentially acting well beyond the limits of his authority, at least one Wisconsin teachers union is acting under the belief Act 10 never existed in the first place.

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Wisconsin Democratic Candidate: Government Can Raise Kids Better

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Government "can do things better" than families and individuals, especially when it comes to educating children, says Mary Burke, a millionaire leftist who has announced she is running as a Democrat against Governor Scott Walker next year. Burke currently sits on the Madison School Board, her first elected office.

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If Obamacare is the Next Medicare, Will Physicians Leave En Masse?

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Like many physicians across the county, Dr. Albert Fisher is worried Obamacare could follow in the footsteps of Medicare and Medicaid and put a significant laceration into his bottom line.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Men Detained for Legally Carrying AR-15 Rifles, Wisconsin's Third Largest Teachers Union Decertified, and more...

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Historic Ship Rests in Superior Harbor

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The American Victory is in long term layup in the harbor of Superior, Wisconsin, but the great ship is remembered by many.  According to boatnerd.com, the American Victory was built by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation's yard in Sparrows Point, Maryland, in 1942 and was named the Marquette. 

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City Recognizes Free Speech Rights of Preacher

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The city of Greenfield agreed Friday to allow a pastor to continue distributing Bibles on public streets at a Harley-Davidson Festival after receiving a letter from Alliance Defending Freedom. Police had threatened the pastor with arrest for peacefully handing out the Bibles to willing passers-by at the festival.

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Northwoods land owners pay dearly for breaking their 'tax break'

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

When does a "tax break" not quite feel like a tax break? When the government's involved.

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Almost $5,000 to Kill a Wild Fawn

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Gary North calculates it cost the Wisconsin DNR - so you and I - almost $5,000 to kill a wild fawn that was being kept by a southern Wisconsin animal shelter.  It had been abandoned and they were regarding the life of the animal ("the righteous regard the life of the beast"). 

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Eau Claire's Big Rig Truck Show

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

During the weekend of August 15, many semi-trucks, antique fire trucks and ambulances, and food vendors filled the CVTC student parking lot to its maximum capacity. Visitors' cars lined their way up and down the grassy areas past the parking lot, taking up every single spare inch.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Walker Cuts DNR Stewardship Program, Eliminating Income Tax Could be Boon for Wisconsin, Proposal Would Give Small Businesses a New Avenue to Raise Capital, Secretary of DCF Plans Radical Reforming of Government Aid Programs and more...

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Firearms Freedom Act would Nullify Wisc. from Federal Firearm Infringements

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Lines continue to be drawn in the sand for state's civil rights due to the current conditions of the unstable, uncertain, federal government some would legitimately claim is currently being run by a criminal regime. 

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"I Wouldn't Call It a Conservative Budget",

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Move over liberals. There seems to be enough discontent with Gov. Scott Walker's budget to go around.

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Political Decentralization Might Help in Conflict-Ridden Countries,

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

What do Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan have in common? Although it's true that the United States has conducted recent military interventions in all of them, the more fundamental answer is that they are all artificial countries. That is, they are each made up of feuding ethno-sectarian groups or tribes.

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WI Supreme Court Restricts DNR

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

According to an article by Richard Moore, in The Lakeland Times, July 18, 2013, the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a 4 to 3 landmark decision has ruled that the "DNR has no constitutional authority for shoreland zoning, or regulating any lands above ordinary high-water mark."

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President's War on Coal Will Hurt Wisconsin Economy

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced a series of steps his administration is planning regarding our country's energy policies. Critics of the Obama Administration are calling it a War on Coal, and the collateral damage may be Wisconsin consumers and our economy.

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The Best Just-In-Case Place

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

A significant and growing number of Americans are packing up and moving to Belize. Families from across the United States are not skipping town for a tropical vacation, however; they are relocating for the rest of their lives. Belize is becoming known as a prepper's paradise.

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World Headlines

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Queen Approves Legalized Gay Marriage, Teacher Denies Water to Student to Not Offend Muslims, UK Cuts Unemployment, Employment Rate Increases and more...  

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Which State will Defy the U.S Supreme Court When it Legalizes Homosexual Marriage?

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

The Federal government - via the U. S. Supreme Court - decriminalized sodomy in 2003. The Federal beast has since busied itself with a plethora of public policy changes to expand its homosexualization of America.

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Joint Finance Approves Major Overhaul of Unemployment Insurance Laws

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

The Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) approved a motion on Wednesday that will reduce Unemployment Insurance (UI) costs to small businesses, delete multiple exceptions for individuals that receive UI benefits, and provide a fairer system for businesses that pay into the Unemployment Reserve Fund (URF).

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Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Voter ID Law

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

A Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls does not violate the state's constitution, an appeals court ruled, reversing a lower court's injunction. 

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New Wisconsin Bill Would Nullify Federal Gun "Laws"

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Wisconsin State Representative Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh) announced on Tuesday that he is introducing legislation that will protect Wisconsin gun owners from  unconstitutional gun control measures at the federal level.

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Area Sheriffs Speak on Their Office and the Constitution

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Two sheriffs in as many months have publicly addressed a regular gathering of people living around the St. Croix County area. Their topic was on recent threats to the natural rights of all people and how the sheriff of each county can defend those rights from the continually increasing threats of the Federal Government.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

State Refuses Grant to Circus World Museum, Republicans Reject Robust Reform of Stewardship Program, Estimated Price for New DOT Headquarters Skyrocketed... and more

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Letters to the Editor 0404

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

America In Decline, Changes in Foods We Eat, When Will Someone Say, "ENOUGH!"?... and more

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The Ousting of the Milwaukee Taxi Cartel

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Milwaukee's economy just became a bit freer. For two decades, the taxi industry in Milwaukee had been controlled by a government licensing system that restricted entry and was a de facto cartel.      

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Boy Scouts Complete Wisconsin Army Cadets Boot Camp Challenge at Fort McCoy

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Boy Scouts and leaders from around Wisconsin participated in a Boot Camp Challenge at Fort McCoy, May 17 - 19 for Armed Forces Weekend. It was sponsored by the Wisconsin Army Cadets out of Appleton, Wisconsin.

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Study Shows Only Benefits from School Choice

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Review of empirical studies finds benefits, no negative effects from school choice programs across America

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Bed Bug Alert!

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Here in Northwest Wisconsin we have, so far, been spared from the widespread bed bug epidemic that has plagued much of the United States. Even in much of the other areas of Wisconsin, bed bugs are quite prevalent.

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Assembly Passes Legislation Rewriting Private Contracts, Increasing State Regulation

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Only eight state representatives voted against a bill backed by some Republican legislative leaders that interferes with private business contracts and, critics say, could raise the cost of dental services in Wisconsin. At the request of the Wisconsin Dental Association, a powerful special interest lobby that lavished thousands of dollars on state lawmakers' campaigns in the past year, Republicans joined with Democrats to forcibly rewrite contracts between dental insurance companies and some dentists.

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Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Senator Johnson Makes "Victims of Government" Video Series, Wisconsin Educational Propaganda Exposed, Private School Tax Credit Proposed, and more...

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Don't Cross this Conservative Mom

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

An organization that promotes sensible education reform says a mother in a Wisconsin school district has set an example for all parents by speaking up about a "Liberalism vs. Conservative" crossword puzzle her eighth-grader was given at school.

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Can the Way I Drive Hurt My Car?

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

My husband and I often drive the same car. It frustrates me because he gets much better gas mileage with it than I do… it seems I've a lead-foot. Truth is, I have to set the cruise to not drive too fast. He says I'm not a bad driver, but maybe he's just trying to stay out of trouble.

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State Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Will the State Give $3.7 Million to the Circus Museum?, Bad River Band of Ojibwa Opposes Potential Mine Water Pollution, While Polluting Waters Themselves, John Doe Investigation Finished and more...

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0402 Letters To The Editors

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Pridemore Has My Vote, Pridemore Sees Threat to Local Control of Schools, Presidential Bracketology and more...

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Candidate Calls for Major Change in Wisconsin's Public Schools

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Eight year Wisconsin Assemblyman Don Pridemore represents the 22nd district in the southeast part of the State. He is currently running for the State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), a seat currently held by Tony Evers, who is also seeking re-election.

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Walker Lays Out His Budget Plan - And His Future

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker revealed a biennial budget proposal Tuesday night that emphasizes economic stimulus, offers middle-class income tax breaks - and, political experts say, goes far in aiding the Republican governor's future political aspirations.

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Update on DATCP's Case Against Vernon Hershberger

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

There is a hearing scheduled for 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 18th at the Sauk County Court House, 515 Oak St. Baraboo, Wisconsin, during which Vernon Hershberger will be requesting the Court to reverse its ruling that he will not be allowed to present testimony and evidence in his May trial regarding the safety of unpasteurized fresh milk.

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American Factories Told to Track Products Back to the Mine

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 American manufacturers are facing an enormous task due to new federal regulations that went in effect on January 1st that presents another disadvantage when competing with foreign companies.

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Paul Ryan Says Obamacare Will Collapse; Wisconsin Can't Wait

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

During his first public appearance since the election, Representative and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke in Racine this month to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Joining Rep.

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Passion, Grandstanding, Hyperbole Again Mark WI Mine Hearing

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 The political zoo that has surrounded mining regulatory reform in Wisconsin during the past year continued Wednesday at the Capitol with a public hearing on legislation proposed by Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Halzelhurst.

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A Word from Your Sheriff on Safety

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Sheriff David ClarkeA Public Service Announcement from Wisconsin's favorite Sheriff, David Clarke of Milwaukee County.

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Transparency Problems in Tracking Public Pension Double-Dipping

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

  A recent audit that found thousands of cases of public sector double-dipping says the practice is a state and local concern.  The bigger issue may be the lack of transparency in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

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WI Court Upholds Same-Sex-Only Domestic Partner Registry

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Wisconsin Family Action MADISON-"We are disappointed with the Circuit Court's opinion, but once again it does not weaken our resolve to defend Wisconsin's Marriage Amendment," said Julaine Appling, President of Wisconsin Family Action (WFA) and plaintiff in Appling et al. v. Doyle et al. "The people of Wisconsin have strongly affirmed the lifelong, faithful union of a man and a woman as the fundamental building block of civilization.

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Government Agencies Free to Abuse Power

Posted: Monday, December 31st, 2012

Wisconsin Supreme CourtJustice David Prosser states, "This case epitomizes the growth of agency power, the decline of judicial review, and the tenuous state of property rights in the 21st Century."

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Cato Gives Walker "B" Grade

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

              The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, has given Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a "B" grade in its 2012 "Fiscal Policy Report Card."             The institute praised Walker's handling of long-term fiscal policies in the state. The most prominent example was Act 10, which imposed restrictions on collective bargaining and required employee contributions for health insurance and pensions.

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 Controversy Raised over Potential Mining Jobs

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

 There are companies that want to invest millions of dollars in rural Wisconsin communities and create thousands of jobs in the process, but certain residents, their local governments and special interest groups are doing everything they can to stop it.

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Will Wisconsin's Budget Stay in Black?

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

"Given the austerity in the last budget, there's going to be a lot of interest groups that are looking to get their piece of the pie," said Dale Knapp, research director at the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.

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Tea Party: Nullify ObamaCare

Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012

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Reformation-Era Document Illustrates Resistance to Tyranny

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

With more Americans than ever realizing that both political parties are bankrupt when it comes to standards, principles, vision, and virtues, and more Americans than ever realizing that there is no Federal solution to our nation's problems, but rather the Federal government is the problem, the release of the Magdeburg Confession could not be more timely.

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Dangers of the Fox/Wisconsin Heritage Parkway

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In recent years, the National Park Service [NPS] has been declaring certain areas of our country as "National Heritage Areas".  According to the NPS, "National Heritage Areas [NHA] are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

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Districts Try to Borrow to Save on Ballooning Pension Debt

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Wisconsin Reporter           Despite claims to the contrary, the Wisconsin Retirement System is not fully funded.             Not only because the public pension system assumes what in recent years has proved to be unrealistic rate of return on its investments, boosting its funding ratio, but towns, counties and school districts across the state owe tens of millions of dollars in back payments to the pension fund.

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Wisconsin Turnaround: Revenues Surge, State Finances Getting Stronger

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

 The day after the Federal debt exceeded $16 trillion, Wisconsin officials announced their state's finances are strong and getting stronger.             According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, total general purpose revenue (GPR) tax collections increased 4.7 percent in fiscal year 2012 to $13,514.6 million. That beats, by 126.6 million, the Department's May 2012 estimate of $13,388.0 million.

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WI Unions Win Collective Bargaining Battle

Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2012

While the Democratic Party and the unions may have won a victory over the issue of collective bargaining, the GOP and their tea party foot soldiers may have just lost any sense of apathy towards the coming November elections.

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Increasing Minimum Wage Hurts Teens

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Calls for an increase in the minimum wage would not help low skill workers and would have a devastating impact on teen employment, according to the MacIver Institute.

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Crop Insurance, Relief Hits Taxpayers on all Sides

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Wisconsin Reporter            This summer's drought decimated George Andrew's corn crop. Even a good, soaking rain every day from now until harvest time won't help.

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Don't Dis' The Wis.

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

TimNerenz.com           Now it's official - Wisconsin is the new center of the conservative universe.  You can Mess with Texas again, just don't Dis' The Wis.

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Thompson Wins GOP Senate Primary Race

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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Wisconsin Scores Plunge Under Tougher Accountability Standards

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Costs from Union Protests Continue to Mount

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Our Republic Under God Versus the God of the STATE!

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012

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Eau Claire River's Big Falls

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Union Membership Plummets in Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Act 10 and Quality Education

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Mike Krsiean Runs for Congress

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Should I Vote for Walker?

Posted: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Walker did all this with a surprising amount of courage and humility.  Yet because of these good things, Democrats across this State want to force him out of office

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Milwaukee Church Loses Tax Exemption

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2012

We believe that churches should be free to pursue their missions without concern that the government will decide how best they should manage their property.

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Act 10 and Quality Education

Posted: Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Jim Jones, Superintendent of Stanley-Boyd Area Schools, believes that Governor Walker has given administrators more power to control the financial aspects facing their school districts.

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City of Bayfield Stops Oppressing B&B's

Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2012

These regulations had restricted who could own and operate a B&B in Bayfield by requiring owners to...

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How 'Caring Loudly' Hurts Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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"GASLAND" Documentary Debunked

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Recall: Stage One Set for May 8th

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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Suffering from Military Poisoning

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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A More Realistic View of the State Budget

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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School Districts and Wasteful Spending

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Population Realities

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Senator Month in Review

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Senator Vinehout's Month in Review         Senator Moulton's Month in Review  

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Wisconsin's Gov. Walker Rejects Obamacare Funds

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Gov. Walker stepped up to the plate. He just directed the state Department of Health Services to inform the federal government that Wisconsin would be discontinuing any further development of its ObamaCare-mandated "health exchange." Some progress had already been made, although just how much remains unclear.

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Van Hollen Continues Attack on Amish Farmer

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Answers to the Issues

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2012

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Downward Wisconsin

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012

"So who is it that caused the funding crisis in our schools and the skyrocketing tax rates on our homes?  It is the same ignoramuses who are sitting on bridges, pooping on things, and passing around recall petitions.  The unemployed 26-year old in the hemp hat looking for sympathy might look instead for some inspiration from Jerome I. Case, who started his agricultural equipment business at the age of 21, miraculously without an iPhone 4s."

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Let's Recall the Recall Legislation in Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"I can't be silent any longer. I am fed up with the recall frenzy going on in our state. Don't misunderstand me. I fully support the constitutional right of the petitioners to attempt a recall of the governor. What I don't like is the law itself. Before I explain why, let's discuss the background for what is taking place in Wisconsin."

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Controversial Debate Begins on Long-Awaited WI Mining Bill

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Controversy greeted the long-awaited mining bill introduced Thursday that supporters say will trigger an economic boon for Wisconsin, but critics contend could spell environmental disaster."

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Wanted: Underage Sex Promoters

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"In hiring children to spread their "perverted" message, one pro-lifer says Wisconsin Planned Parenthood is promoting statutory rape."

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Atty. Gen. Van Hollen (R) Goes after Local Farmer

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

"Wisconsin's Attorney General feels he must prosecute farmers who are trying to make a living by selling raw milk to Citizens who prefer it. Based on charges resulting from an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the Atty. General's office issued a press release Dec. 7, 2011, in which Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on December 6, 2011, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, acting as special prosecutor for Sauk County, filed a summons and criminal complaint in Sauk County Circuit Court accusing Vernon D. Hershberger, a Loganville, Sauk County resident, with four counts that relate to the sale of food without a license, as well as producing and processing dairy products without a license and violating a holding order."

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Van Hollen: More Concealed Carry Requirements Coming

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Despite being rebuked by the Joint Committee for making up his own "rules", Attorney General Van Hollen clearly isn't finished trying to make it hard for your to get a CCW permit.  He's going to write more "rules", but doesn't want the blow-back from gun owners or the Joint Committee for Review of Administration Rules.

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US Senators Weigh In on Wisconsin Senate Race

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011

"We need more conservatives in the United States Senate, not more liberal-establishment career politicians," said Sen. Paul.

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Supporters Feel Betrayed by Wisconsin Gov. Walker on ObamaCare

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Some activists are still giving Gov. Walker the benefit of the doubt - for now - especially because he has consistently stated his opposition to Obama's health scheme. But if he fails to undo the "emergency rule" and return the ObamaCare grant money after understanding what it really means, that will change.

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SmartGrowth Reform is About Choice, Local Control

Posted: Friday, November 11th, 2011

"These mandates deny local communities and units of government a voice in the planning stages of development by forcing expensive regulations on them that were written by bureaucrats at the State Capitol."

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Rep. Duffy on Education Mandates

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"Congressman Duffy understands that Wisconsin educators must be free to make the best curriculum and financial choices if Wisconsin's ACT and SAT test scores are to remain among the top in the country. Although Congressman Duffy is not a member of any Federal Education Committee, he keeps Wisconsin schools among his top priorities."

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Concealed Carry Comes to Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2011

"Wisconsin residents will soon me able to get permission to conceal-carry handguns.  The Department is anticipating a lot of work in order to respond to the projected tens of thousands of applicants they are likely to receive come November 1st."

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Discrimination Law Trumps Safety and Property Rights

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011

"Common sense and property rights have both been slain on the altar of this so-called law. This is bureaucracy gone mad."

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Retired Teachers Get Bargain from Loss of Collective Bargaining

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

"Many teachers retired earlier this year due to fears of layoffs and possible reductions in pension payments.  Now that things have changed, schools are rehiring not only new teachers, but also recently retired teachers."

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Wisconsin Schools and Unfunded Mandates: Interview with Gov. Walker

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"Governor Walker defines his mission: "We'd like to pull back mandates as much as possible and put the power back into the hands of the people, the school board, and the school districts. We've looked at the past when mandates were simple to implement by hiring reading specialists rather than mandates which dictate curriculum such as requiring the teaching of the history of labor."

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Senate Race Heats Up Early

Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011

"Things look set to heat up on the Republican side of the ticket as former congressman, candidate for Senator, and candidate for Governor Mark Neumann prepares himself for a more than likely race against former four-term Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson."

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Wisconsin Judge Says We Have No Right to Consume Foods of Our Choice

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

"According to the judge's interpretation of Wisconsin law under the original decision, only 'a license holder' or an individual 'who has a bona fide ownership interest in the milk producer' can make milk available."

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Wisconsin Parents Exercising Educational Choice

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2011

"The MacIver Educational Choice Census reveals that 261,301 Wisconsin school children are educated in a place other than their traditional, geographically-assigned public school. That's up 17.7 percent from the 222,086 children from the last MacIver census."

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Experience Wisconsin's Living History

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011

"As you travel through the grounds, you will experience the sights and sounds and smells of an actual early 1800's fur trading center. Among the characters you'll meet are French merchants with red knit caps, black smiths in wide leather aprons, rugged mountain men decked in skins and fur, and Native Americans in elaborately beaded costumes."

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Bill to Slow Growth of Oppressive Regulations for Small Businesses

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

"MSenator Terry Moultonoulton, along with State Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), have proposed to the Legislature the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act, which recently passed the Senate.  The bill would make changes to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) and its power of new rules and regulations that affect small businesses in the State."

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Recall Election: Dems Fail to Gain Senate Majority

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Randy HopperRepublicans narrowly won Wisconsin's unprecedented recall elections. In the August 9th elections, Democrats took two Wisconsin state Senate seats. That's one short of the Democrat's goal of three, which would have allowed the party to gain majority control of the Wisconsin Senate. Across the country, conservatives and Republicans celebrated the win as a triumph for Gov. Scott Walker and his effort to reign in government spending by reducing collective bargaining 'rights' for most public-sector unions."

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"A Republic If You Can Keep It!"

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In 1787, a lady asked Constitution Convention Pennsylvania delegate Benjamin Franklin, "What form of government was created by this new constitution, a democracy or a monarchy?" Without hesitation, Franklin responded with the quote above.

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Passing on Our Rifleman Heritage

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

"Many have credited the American's ability to shoot their targets from long distances for winning its war for freedom.  Passing down that rifleman tradition is what the Appleseed Project is all about.  And the history centers around one significant day."

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Redistricting Map Draws Ire from Dems, GOPs

Posted: Monday, August 1st, 2011

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Stettin Township Seizes 72 Year Old Man's Livelihood

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011

"These actions by the Town of Stettin and the Marathon County Court against the Hoeppners are an example of the inherent dangers of excessive regulations and restrictions on our use of property.  Here before us is a living illustration of the terrible consequences of comprehensive planning. A 72 year old man and his wife being harassed nearly to death, for scratching out a living as they have always done on their land for over 40 years. Whatever happened to "respect your elders"?"

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Illegal Milk?

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"Why is the Wisconsin government afraid of all natural milk?  Why do they want to criminalize farmers for simply selling milk from a cow?"

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News in Short - State 0212

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"News in Short - State"

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Ten Ways the WI Budget Could Be Better

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

"The State Budget is a solid plan.The best this state has seen in decades. It eliminates the structural deficit that has plagued this state for the last three administrations. But why settle for good?"

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Domestic Partnership is not Similar to Marriage Says Judge

Posted: Monday, July 18th, 2011

"On Monday, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Moeser handed down a ruling declaring the statewide, same-sex-only domestic partnership registry constitutional. The plaintiffs, WFA board members, and their attorneys intend to appeal Judge Moeser's decision."

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Unemployment Benefits Abused in Wisconsin

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011

"Unemployment benefit fraud in Wisconsin has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Between 2008 and 2010, the amount of fraudulent payments shot up from $21 million to $78 million. The number of cases increased 130 percent"

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Enjoying Our Work

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

"I knew for the last several months that we had a tough job coming up here on the farm.  The job ended up being harder than what I expected, but also more enjoyable.  I know to most people that would sound like a contradiction, but such was the case."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overrules Blockage of Collective Bargaining Law

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011

"Last week the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi's May ruling that blocked the implementation of the controversial Collective Bargaining bill."

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Protest Candidates Slow Down Recall Election Process

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2011

"In an effort to delay the recall elections of six Republican State Senators, six "former" Republicans have joined the races as protest candidates.  This results in an automatic primary election on July 12th,  delaying the general election to August 9th."

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In the Garden

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

"After a wet and cold spring, our wish for summer weather is finally coming true. Temperatures in the 80s during the day and 60s at night are just what our little garden plants need to grow big."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - The Tractor Joanne Bought

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

"A few years ago, after our 1206 had yet another break-down, we decided to look for another tractor to take his place. We most certainly were not going to get rid of him; we had plenty of other work for him to do. We appreciated our neighbor's generosity, but it isn't good to depend on that too much!"

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Wisconsin Legislature Likely to Settle for Concealed Carry Permits

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2011

"Wisconsin Carry contends that the right to bear arms, concealed or otherwise, should not be infringed upon by government regulation. Nik Clark fears that requiring training and licensing will keep some people from being able to exercise their rights."

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Recycling Cuts Promote Lawlessness

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2011

"To make up for the shortfall, Eau Claire County has proposed refraining recyclables pickups for the last three months of 2011. Residents would either have to store their cans, bottles, and cardboard until January, or pay for recycling themselves."

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Replace Local Bureaucracy and Regulations with Wise Judges

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"The common thread of all these cases is government permission. Whether it's regulations, codes, or zoning requirements, all of these businesses must go through a period of time and paperwork in order to expand or even continue their businesses."

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In the Garden

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"The best plants to transplant will be about 6-8 inches tall. Take a garden spade and dig into the ground about 5-6 inches away from the stem of the plant. Try as best you can to avoid cutting off too much of the roots."

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A Lesson in Criminal Justice at U.W. Oshkosh

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011

"According to the Appleton Post Crescent one of Richards' students recorded him while he lectured his class on the impact that Governor Walker's budget repair bill would have on public sector union employees like himself.  In addition to his politically charged diatribe, Richards encouraged his students to sign a recall petition and even was caught on tape encouraging a student to sign the petition even though she lived in another district."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Lark (Our Indian Cow)

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"I tell you all this to tell you I have an Indian cow named Lark.  No, I didn't get her from the Indians, but she's just as quiet and sneaky as the sheriff's horse.  She is a pest and has a mind of her own, but we love her. Lark is a big, 1500-pound dairy cow that is super friendly.  When God created Lark, He put a lot of creativity into one cow."

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City Budgets Suffer Under Madison's Mandates and Caps

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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Senator Lassa Recall Petition Nearing Completion

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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What Prosser's Victory Means for the Recall Elections

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The ultimate outcome of these races will come down to whether the parties can find challengers capable of putting together a competitive campaign in six weeks, and which side turns out its voters. The basic playing field suggests that Democrats should be able to advance the ball a seat or two, but will likely come up short in their bid to seize control of the chamber, at least this year via a recall strategy."

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Madison Tax Day Tea Party

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The crowd was mixed with people from both sides of the union debate and capitol police did little to maintain order even though the tea party had the rights to that section of the capitol grounds.  Regardless of this, no violence occurred other than shouting matches to see which side was the loudest.  The pro-union crowd was very disrespectful to the tea party protesters by trying to drown out the speakers that were at the event, shouting down tea party people, blowing horns and whistles, playing drums and calling tea party people names like 'tea baggers.'"

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Our Own Farm- an Answer to Prayer

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2011

"After many years here, and many trials, struggles, improvements and accomplishments this farm to some degree has become part of us.  It is the farm that the Lord had for us. Every spring, we look back and remember how God miraculously guided and provided for us.  God has been faithful to his word in giving us a farm of our own.  We are so thankful to Him for it."

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Should Madison Be in Charge of Welfare?

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

"The current push to bring welfare distribution to Madison is only part of a trend.  Years ago, it wasn't the counties that distributed welfare money, it was the townships and cities.  One man cited to me his father's experience growing up in the town of Ludington north of Augusta. In those days if one needed welfare money, a town official would come to the needy person's house and 'search from basement to attic' for any food or goods that that person may be hiding. If the recipient was found to be honestly poor, they would receive the help they needed."

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Blood Brothers

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"The slain lawmen were widely known and respected around western Wisconsin, and in the hours after the shooting they became martyrs and heroes. Forty year old Charles Coleman, former sheriff of Durand and still sometimes lawman, had served during the Civil War and acquired a reputation as a brave and gallant soldier.                His brother, Milton, younger by almost 15 years, was deputy sheriff of Dunn County, where he lived with their widowed mother. He was engaged to be married.                The funeral of the Coleman brothers was the largest Durand had seen to that point. But no formal graveside services were held; by that point so many men were gone, having formed huge hunting parties to find the assassins."

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Out 'n' About Wisconsin - Maple Syrup

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"Wisconsin is one of 17 states where maple syrup is produced. The hardwood forests of the northwoods are great growing areas for the trees we get this God-given sweetener from. During the winter, maple trees store starch in their roots, to await the growing season. They use this starch at the start of the growing season as kind of jump-starter for budding. As the sap begins to flow it collects this starch from the roots and carries it up the tree. All we have to do is find a way to get the sap out of the tree."

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GOP Can't Ignore Recall Battle in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

"Aging hippies trashed the state capital, union members were bused in from across the country in color-coded T-shirts, and Democratic state senators hid in an Illinois motel.             Each little drama was an organized response to Republican Governor Scott Walker's budget-repair bill that negated labor's influence with state employees.             You could not turn to any cable or network newscast without seeing Walker, or see other states' Republican governors and legislators copying him."

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Winter at the Wisconsin Dells

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

"There are literally dozens of indoor water parks associated with the resorts in the area. Three of the most popular are Kalahari, Wilderness, and Wolf Lodge. These resorts have figured out how to provide exciting, fun-filled indoor water park vacations for the kids; or the romantic, relaxing break away from the stress and pressures of every-day winter life in Wisconsin."

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Life on the Family Farm - The Big Furry Surprise

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

  "It was a normal spring day here, and I was busy feeding my cows, a job I enjoy doing.  I was topping my fourth feed cart off with silage when it happened.  I was standing in front of the elevator, moving the incoming corn silage with my hands in my feed cart.  All of a sudden, a very large, fully alive raccoon..."

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Third Congressional Candidates Meet for Debate

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Liberals in Local Universities

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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A Comparison of Wisconsin's Political Party Platforms - Part Five -

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Facts About 'Green Job' Creation Elusive as the Wind

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Daniel Mielke For U. S. Congress 7th District

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Jackson County Gun Rights Advocates Support District Attorney Gerald Fox

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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A Change for the Worse

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Jackson County Gun Owners Go to Battle With County Board

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Tell Madison, 'Leave Our Road Money Alone'

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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A Comparison of the Iowa and Wisconsin Republican Party Platforms

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Citizens of Manchester Township Overwhelmingly Repudiate Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Hayward's World Lumberjack Championship this Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Is Raw Milk from the Hartmann Farm the Source of the Minnesota E.COLI Outbreak?

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Local Government has Power to Preserve Property Rights

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Do BP Shareholders Have Rights?

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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The Globalists' Arsenal in Their War on Our Property Rights

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Wisconsin Doctor Lowering Health Care Costs

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Wisconsin Taxpayers Supporting Immoral Unions

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Auto Insurance Rate Hikes on the Way for Wisconsin Drivers

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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University of Wisconsin ties to Planned Parenthood

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Raw Milk Bill Vetoed: What Does this Mean?

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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The Last State Treasurer of Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Federal Health Care Nullification Act

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Madison Surgery Center Abandons Plans to Provide Late-Term Abortions

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Wolves in Wisconsin: a Blessing or Curse?

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Judge Sides With Activist In Raw Milk Dispute

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Confederate Veteran Buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Wisconsin Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Your Candidates Views - Health Care Reform Passage

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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2000 Fired-up Conservatives Rally in Wisconsin Dells

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Tax Funded Abortion in Wisconsin?

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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What's the Catch?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Wisconsin Concealed Carry: Is a Sell-Out in the Works?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Get Government Out of the Way

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Wisconsin's Cap and Axe

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Sykes: 'Free' Tuition a Bailout of Failing Universities

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

[Free tuition will] encourage more students to make poor educational choices. And if history is any guide, what it will do is, it will actually remove the pressure on the higher education complex to reform itself.

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Milwaukee Violence: What Fatherlessness Looks Like

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

It is too late for Sylville. Instead of teaching his son how real men appropriately deal with anger, competition, relationships and responsibility, Mr. Smith was on the street or in jail.  

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War on Children - What Parents Can Do

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Love your children enough to fight for them. Know your children so that you can best help them. Don't assume your child will never be taken in…assume they will be taken in.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

President Obama has issued his unconstitutional edict to all public schools nationwide, telling them "sex" as Congress defined it in its original, unchanged Title X language, now includes "gender orientation." 

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

A Pathetic Election, Trump's Triumph, and Preferred Government

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Wisconsin School Tries to Stop Nearby Bible Study

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The battle over religious liberty in the public schools has manifested itself in the Madison suburb of Middleton in April. Mothers of certain high school students have resumed offering free bag lunches in an adjacent city park to any student willing to come. Nicknamed the "Jesus Lunch," students gather inside a pavilion once a week while one of the mothers gives a brief devotional from the Bible.

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Judge Gives Unions Power to Force Membership

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016

It's just too bad that we need to add to the story of how a bill becomes a law, "Wait for the Dane County judge's decision to be overturned."  

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Agenda Filmmaker Coming to River Falls

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The popular film, Agenda, exposed the Far Left's decades-old strategy to demolish America's freedom and democracy by destroying our culture and creating chaos in our government and economy. Now there is a second film, AGENDA 2: Masters of Deceit, which further reveals the Left's purposeful, premeditated, treasonous attacks on our freedom.

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Senator Johnson on Supreme Court Battle

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

'We have fulfilled our constitutional duty'  

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Wisconsin School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Property tax hikes more than cover school choice losses thanks to controversial calculation within choice program

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Critical Election Looms, Muslim Abuse of Prayer Break, and more...

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The Siren Song of "Free" Federal Money

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Research shows each dollar of federal money leads to $1.34 in higher taxes, fees at the local level.

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State Senate Votes to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Pro-life bill heads to Governor for signing, another to Assembly

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State Headlines

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Bill to Eliminate Court Preference for State Agents, Bill Would Require State Agencies to Zero-Base Budget, and more...

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Alternative Ending to Terrorist Shooting, and more...

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State Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Bill Would Ban Cash Payments for Pain Treatments, School Planned Transgender Indoctrination for 6-Year-Olds, and more...

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Wisconsin Ends Fiscal Year 2015 with $135 Million Surplus, Wisconsin Files Another Lawsuit Against EPA's Clean Power Plan, and more...

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Who Is Trying to Establish a Theocracy?

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

After reading online about Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples, invoking her First Amendment rights, I read the usual absurd Internet postings such as "Separation of church and state," and "There go the Christians imposing their faith again." After Mike Huckabee spoke at the rally supporting Davis upon her release from prison, I read this online leftist rant, "Just more proof Huckabee and his ilk want to create a Christian theocracy."

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Right-to-work 2.0

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

Lawmaker wants to reform occupational licensing in Wisconsin.

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Bill aims to curb law enforcement money grabs in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

In Wisconsin, the police can seize your money or other property just because a dog decided it smelled guilty, thanks to the state's civil asset forfeiture law.

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Expert: School choice has improved both public and voucher schools in Milwaukee

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

After more than a quarter of a century studying Milwaukee's schools, John Witte has heard every doomsday scenario about school choice.

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A Modern Day Tentmaker

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

Little did Clyde Grambsch know years ago when he tired of going camping with tents that had stubborn, gummed-up, or broken zippers, that his entrepreneurial creation would ultimately land him a successful business. He and his family enjoyed the outdoors, but Clyde dreamed of a door rather than zippers to go in and out of a tent. He had an idea of what he wanted, but in searching he could not find anything close. 

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Wisconsin Joins Worldwide Prayer Vigil for Imprisoned American Pastor

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

"I have died 1,000 times, but 1,001 times I have been resurrected." - Pastor Saeed Abedini

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Green Bay Packers and Good Redevelopment

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

The last time I paid attention to more than a dozen minutes of a Packers game was when a radio station paid me to.  That was eighteen years ago.  How players live their lives off the field does not make me too fond of sports in general.

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How Wisconsin Should React to Planned Parenthood

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Today is the day that we all must stand up and move forward with the Personhood Amendment in Wisconsin and throughout this country.  We must also de-fund Planned Parenthood without delay.  There is no moral or ethical argument left to oppose the granting of Personhood Rights to the unborn from conception.

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WI Supreme Court Reaffirms Free Speech

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

John Doe ruling illustrates why GAB reform is necessary, campaign finance laws need updateWisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

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Transportation Spending: Can Legislators Say No?

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker's 2015-17 budget proposal would borrow $1.3 billion for transportation projects throughout the state. While that total is a big increase compared to previous transportation bonding levels, the governor also proposed to freeze all new bonding on Building Commission projects, with the exception of $220 million for a new Bucks Arena in Milwaukee and two other smaller projects.

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Cash Comfort with Custom Caskets

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Nestled in a quiet rural area near Long Lake and Saxeville, Wisconsin, a woodcrafter and his wife enjoy their home along with an uncommon, but certainly necessary livelihood. Lonny and Carol Bigler began their married years as farmers; they will soon be celebrating fifty-six years in July. His interest in woodworking evolved as he faced his retirement years.

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Our Farmers - Our Future:

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Every year, in the month of June, we celebrate our dairy industry and those who work so hard to provide us with dairy products. June Dairy Month began back in 1937 as farmers needed to a way to distribute the excess milk that cows would produce as they would begin grazing in the Spring. 

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St. Croix River Watershed National Heritage Area

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Federal Land Grab Threatens Properties and Businesses of a Million Residents

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Christian Responses to Intolerance and Discrimination

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

As I walked up to the restaurant in Indianapolis this past weekend, I was struck by the sign on the door. The letters R.F.R.A. were encircled by a red band and a diagonal line went through the letters, reminiscent of our "Do Not Enter" signs.  Inside the crowded, trendy diner, I saw a sign declaring, "Love Who You Love."

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Homeschool Conventions: a Fast Growing Resource for Homeschoolers

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

Sitting at my family's Inkslingers booth and watching the conference attendees meander through the aisles of vendors, I can't help but remember the excitement of my younger years as a homeschooling student.  I would wait with anticipation to see what new things my mother would bring home from the annual MACHE (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators, MACHE.org) homeschool convention every spring.

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Budget Hearings Ramp Up Debate On State Priorities

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

While most of the attention focused on the right-to-work debate last week, budget discussions started in earnest as state agency heads briefed the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) on the governor's plans for their respective departments. Here's a run down of some of the action.

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Governor Walker's Budget Protects Children, Taxpayers, and Educational Systems

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

Governor Walker of Wisconsin has a history of protecting taxpayers and students. Children across Wisconsin may access affordable, quality educational programs secured through Governor Walker's financial and legislative initiatives. If Walker's current budget cuts for the University of Wisconsin pass, another misuse of Wisconsin tax dollars will be corrected.

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0602 Letters to the Editor

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

Don't Cry, We All Have Budgets, On Bullying, The Real Warmongers, and more...

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UW Net Assets Rise Despite Static State Aid

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Scott Walker introduced his 2015-17 budget early last week and it included a $150 million annual cut.

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Bursting 'The Wisconsin Idea' Bubble

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

With an almost reverent re-dedication, Governor Walker redrafted his budget summary after the high priests of Wisconsin's University System discovered what appeared to be a denial of one of this State's sacred bulls.  Within the original budget was a proposed revision to the mission statement of the UW System - a statement that is based on what has been termed "The Wisconsin Idea."  The current mission statement reads:

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Wisconsin Welfare Promotes Single Motherhood

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Bob to Sue during Valentine's week, 2015:  "We've been going together for several years now. I moved in with you last year, and we even have 2 children together. I think we should get married. Let's set a date and tie the knot! I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you!" 

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Why is Gov. Walker Partnering with Casinos?

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

After years of investigation and indecision, Governor Walker and the Department of Administration decided to not allow a casino to be built in Kenosha.  According to a press release by the Governor,

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Scott Walker, Tony Evers, and Common Core!

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

There are a lot of wild accusations being tossed around by a small group of very ignorant people about Common core, how it works, who runs it, how it got into curriculum, and what can be done about it.

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Little Conservative Group Gives Up In Nonprofit Status Battle with IRS

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Marv Munyon and his two fellow members on the Rock River Patriots board of directors finally were forced to throw up their hands.

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Will Bats Become Wisconsin's New Spotted Owl?

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

How Federal protection of bats threatens to destroy the Midwest's lumber industry

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State Headlines

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Baraboo School Adopts Transgender Policy, State Officials Send Letters to EPA Opposing Anti-Coal Plan, and more... 

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"Wastebook" Finds $25 Billion in Ridiculous Federal Spending

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

Outgoing U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his last edition of "Wastebook" on Wednesday, bringing attention to outrageous examples of federal spending including $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits and $371,000 to study if moms love dogs as much as they love kids.

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24 Marathon County Deputies and Armored Vehicle Collect Fine from 75 Year Old

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

A small town and a sheriff's department used an armored vehicle and 24 deputies to collect a civil judgment from a 75-year-old man in a case that has spotlighted the militarization of America's police.

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A U.S. Senator That Actually Listens

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Senator Ron Johnson holds Strategic Planning Session in Eau Claire.

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Constitutional Sheriff Supporters: Be Wary of the DA's Police Power

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

 As police powers and abuses increase in this country, many Americans have discovered the lawful powers of the county sheriff as a means to curb these.  Due to the centuries old and constitutional foundation of the office, and because sheriffs are elected directly by the people, sheriffs have the authority to stop outside threats to the liberties of those abiding in his county.

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Cutting through Government Red Tape

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

We recently attended the Governor's Small Business Summit in Racine, Wisconsin. The main purpose of the summit was to give small business owners information about how state governmentagencies can support small business success, growth, and job creation. 

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Robert Burke Runs for Governor

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Libertarian candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, Robert Burke, says government needs to practice the fundamental principles of good behavior that we teach our kindergartners. "Government shouldn't be the aggressor against peaceful people. It shouldn't take their stuff, and definitely shouldn't lie to people." Yet, he says, government, all government from the county level to the president, repeatedly offends all these principles. Mr. Burke argues that libertarians insist that these basic principles of good behavior must be practiced by government, and therefore Christians should support and vote for libertarians. He asks, "Why is it a good idea to have of these principles in our kindergarten classes, yet not in our government?"  

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Assembly Candidate Emphasizes Local Control

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

After a couple years both in the City Council and as Mayor of Rice Lake, Romaine Quinn has observed a lack of balance in the roles the State and Federal governments played in local politics.  "I want to find ways where municipalities can find themselves free from shared revenue and state control so they can handle some of these problems themselves, and they can push back against the state when it becomes overreaching.  Government governs best when it is limited and accountable to the people, and both those things happen when you push issues to the local level."

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Understanding Wisconsin's Education System

Posted: Saturday, September 27th, 2014

As part of a broader look at curriculum used in public schools across the state, the Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, a conservative grassroots group, has outlined 7 layers of educational administration and bureaucracy in the state. Graphically depicting the current system, the group argues that, "A hard look needs to be taken at the structure of education administration in Wisconsin."

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State Business

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Madison Seeks to Regulate Ride-Share Businesses, Town Shuts Down Popular Organic Company, Calls It 'Public Nuisance, and more...

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0507 Letters to the Editor

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Why the Right to Bear Arms.

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Former Local Math Teacher Develops Homeschool Curriculum

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Known for never using textbooks, Paul Ziegler spent his retirement developing his Systematic Mathematics program

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

FDA Cutting the Cheese Rhetoric, EPA Could Be a Threat to the Gogobic Mines, and more...

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Gov. Walker's Trial by Media Baseless

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

The mainstream media has turned what just yesterday was an anti-conservative witch hunt - squashed by both state and federal judges - into an apparent trial by media against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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Walker Won't, So Will a County Clerk Defy the Federal Tyrant?

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

America's founders never intended state governments to be mere conduits or implementation centers for immoral and unjust Federal government laws, policies, regulations, and court opinions as they have today.  They understood that the Constitution limited the Federal government's power.

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

Wisconsin to Finish Fiscal Year 2015 with $100 Million Budget Surplus US Court Blocks GAB's Rules Against Political Speech BadgerCare May Cost Millions More than Expected

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Governor Walker Enacts Police Investigation Reform, Uber, Lyft Pick at Madison's Old Taxi Regulating Scabs, and more...

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Local Student Becomes Finalist in 'Stossel in the Classroom' Essay Contest

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

John Stossel, known for his outside-the-box approach to both education and life, has, for the last four years, hosted an essay contest called Stossel in the Classroom for students ages 12 to 18. In this year's contest, a homeschool student from Menomonie, Wisconsin, Lucas Woodhull, won the title of essay finalist with his precise essay about the over-reaching arm of the U.S. government.

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State Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Doubt Expressed about Cash Flow, Patient Safety at Wisc. Abortuary, Insurance Commissioner: 1 in 5 Wisconsin Obamacare Applicants Have Not Paid, Recusal in John Doe Case Raises Questions of Fairness, Purpose, and more...

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Seed and Plant Companies Getting Busy

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Summer heat may still be far away, but seed and plant distributors around Wisconsin say it's time to start thinking about spring if you want to get your favorites before they are gone. Klehm Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery near Janesville sells plants both locally and through their website and Tannis Woodman says their popular green halo variety of peonies disappear quickly. "We sell out every year."

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State Headlines

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Common Core Compromise Introduced in the Legislature, Wis. GOP Senators Announce Their Support of Pro-Life Bill and more... 

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Monday, February 3rd, 2014

"America Repeating Eastern Europe's Past", "Sales Tax Holiday Gives Wisconsin Economic Boost", and "Now is the Time to Stand Up for Freedom"

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State Headlines

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Gov. Walker Introduces Common Core Oversight Board, DNR Changes Deer Registration Rules, More Than 50% of Homes in WI Purchased with Cash,and more...

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Senate Leader Ready to Abort Pro-Life Bills

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

On New Year's Eve, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the Republican leader of the state Senate, suggested that he would abort two pro-life bills in the 2014 session. One bill deals with mandated contraception coverage in health insurance plans, the other bans sex-selective abortions. 

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Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

When most people think of ice fishing they have visions of a guy sitting on a bucket in the middle of an ice covered lake catching nothing more than a cold.  While I can say I've caught my share of colds on the ice it can also be a pretty good bite. 

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Feds Agree with Injunction on Abortion Law, Wisconsin Ranks in Top Five States with Most Private Sector Jobs, Medicaid Expansion A Bad Deal for Wisconsin and more...

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Nearly 17,000 Wisconsin Workers Did Not Support Their Union

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

A closer look at the results of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) recertification elections show that 16,977 government workers did not vote in favor of their union.

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Supreme Court Ruling Allows Union Recertification to Resume

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

On November 21st, the Wisconsin Supreme Court vacated a contempt order issued by Judge Juan Colás against the WERC commissioners.  The original contempt order prohibited WERC from holding recertification elections for the hundreds of teacher unions around the state as required by Act 10.

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Fed Appeals Court Decision on TX Abortion Law May Impact Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

A federal district judge's ruling stalling enforcement of a new Texas law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic has been overturned by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Texas law closely mirrors a Wisconsin law signed by Governor Scott Walker this year. 

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Critics of "John Doe II" Missing Fundamental Point

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The many arguments by worthy conservatives and organizations against the latest John Doe investigation into Governor Scott Walker and like-minded organizations' records are all valid.  They reveal how those who oppose Mr. Walker's policies will go to many lengths to find an ounce of criminality against him.

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Wisconsin Must Defy Courts and Stop Abortions

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

A recent Bloomberg news article entitled New Abortion Restrictions in States Are 0 for 8 in Courts encapsulates what has been the standard operating procedure regarding pro-life legislation for decades. State legislatures pass a law designed to curtail or regulate the murder of the preborn, and then Federal courts or the Supreme Court strike the law down in order to uphold their unjust and immoral 1973 Roe. V. Wade ruling.

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Democrats Question Motive of Those Who Testify Against Common Core

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

An African American professor, who recently testified against the Common Core standards, is demanding Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) immediately resign from the State Legislature after the Senator questioned his integrity and his relationship to an outside group.

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Constitution Workshop Comes to Wisconsin

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Over the last year, a group of liberty-minded residents of the St. Croix County area have been striving to educate those in their area about the principles and history behind the founding of this country.

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Watch Out Homeschoolers

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

There is currently a bill in Madison allowing children to participate in the State schools' sports programs, even if they're not enrolled in a State school.  LRB 2032, authored by Fond du Lac Assemblyman Jeremy Thiesfeldt, requires such students meet certain conditions.  

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State Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Domestic Partnership

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that was originally known as Appling v. Doyle.

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Ginseng Yields $100,000 Fine for La Crosse Business

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Who would ever imagine that a La Crosse based business would be subjected to $100,000 DNR fine for buying a few pounds of little dried up roots of ginseng? According to Dan Wiebke, in 2009 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discovered that the La Crosse offices of Wiebke Fur and Trading Company had been buying wild ginseng roots from unlicensed harvesters.

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Act 10 Upheld Again

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining reform law, Act 10, won another courtroom battle on Wednesday, when the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin dismissed a constitutional challenge from government unions.

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The Merrimac Ferry

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Ferries have been around for a long time and have progressed from the old hand-crank flats to today's double-decker boats, large enough to carry several vehicles and people across lakes and rivers. 

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Federal DOJ "Pushing Burdensome Regulations on Private Schools"

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Last May, the public learned that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) had sent a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) demanding that DPI "must do more" to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in connection with school choice.  It requires that DPI undertake specified activities.  Today, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty released a memo responding to DOJ's claims. 

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Raw Milk: New Legislation Revives Debate over Freedom to Drink

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The state Legislature could look to legalize limited sales of raw milk just months after the near vindication of dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger, who in May was found not guilty on three of four misdemeanor charges after a trial the state insisted was definitely not about selling raw milk.

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Proposed "Giggles" Corrections for DNR Misses Major Issue

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Governor Scott Walker was quick to condemn the euthanizing of a captured fawn named "Giggles" in Kenosha last month.  Shortly after, Walker proposed some changes for DNR and DATCP policies concerning captured wildlife.  All of the modifications deal with the capturing, holding, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of wildlife by certified, noncertified, and government officials.

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The Old West Returns

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Cowboys, horses, guns, action; one would think he was in a John Wayne movie.  Actually, my family and I were watching Mounted Justice perform at the Eau Claire County Fair.  

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Another Agenda 21 Nightmare

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Somewhere in an office, a Federal bureaucrat committee is deciding which river body will be designated as a 'blue way'.  It's part of the U.N. Agenda 21's 'wildlands project'.  It will include the river and all tributaries, even creeks and ponds.  Alongside the waterways will be 'green ways', gobbling up all the land along the waterways, creating a 'buffer'.

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Farms Suffering Due To the State

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

All the hoopla about the state helping farmers is coming to light.  Read the following as stated by ClashDaily.com's news source:

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Should You Have to Have a 'Smart' Meter?

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

We've received a lot of comments about the interesting case of Audrey Parker.                   The 81-year-old Baraboo woman took a stand, and it cost her a vital service.

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Wisconsin Facts and Trivia

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Wisconsin visitors and residents enjoy the state's 7,446 streams and rivers. End-to-end they'd stretch 26,767 miles. That is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator. Wisconsin's Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. These figures represent more than any other county in the country.

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Ban on Research Using Aborted Fetuses Angers Businesses, Frac Sand Demand Waning, Wisconsin Prisoners Continue to Collect Unemployment and more...

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Wisconsin Latest State to Implement Pro-Life Law

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Wisconsin has become the latest state to implement a law to protect the unborn. On July 5 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (shown) signed SB 206, also called "Sonya's Law," which will require women seeking an abortion to first get an ultrasound, as well as require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital near the facility where they perform the procedure. Planned Parenthood said that the new law will force the closure of some of its Wisconsin abortion facilities, and has announced a lawsuit to stop the bill.

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Is Egyptian Democracy an American Vital Interest?

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Understandably, the Muslim Brotherhood is enraged.  Having won the presidency of Egypt in free and fair elections after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, President Mohammed Morsi has been ousted in a military coup and placed under house arrest. Brotherhood leaders, convicted of no crimes, are being rounded up.

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University of Wisconsin Serves As Greenhouse for Liberal Think Tank

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is starting to gain an unhealthy track record of allowing liberal organizations to use campus facilities at little or no cost.

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Showing Hospitality in Your Home

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Showing hospitality in our homes has become a forgotten art. After the passing of my grandmother, Phyllis Hendricks, last month, I've come to see that probably her greatest legacy that she left me was her example of hospitality. I've attempted to practice hospitality over the years, but Grandma's example provoked me to examine the topic again. Hopefully, what I've found may help others to become more proficient in this important skill as well.

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Jury Knocks DATCP Down a Notch

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

The jury, in the trial of Sauk County, Wisconsin dairy farmer, Vernon Hershberger, acquitted him of three of the four charges brought against him by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). State officials prosecuted Vernon Hershberger, of Loganville, for not having licenses for his dairy operations and for violating a hold order placed on his members' products.

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Largest Budget in Wisconsin History

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Today, Wisconsin Campaign for Liberty State Coordinator Todd Welch blasted Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for his support of the Joint Finance Committee's budget proposal. This budget would amount to the largest budget in Wisconsin's history and includes spending increases that rival those of the Doyle administration.

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Madison mayor's say-to-play politics demands deeper disclosure for city business

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Your political papers, please. If Madison Mayor Paul Soglin gets his wish, individuals and businesses soon will have to disclose their private political activity to do business with the city of Madison.

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State Headlines

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Cross Dressing Day at Milwaukee School Angers Parents, Wisconsin Takes Step Back from Federal Common Core Standards, Judge Halts Law on Non-Surgical Abortionsand more...

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Assembly Considers Drone Restriction Bill

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Democrats and Republicans don't seem to agree on much in Wisconsin politics. But concerns over drones and the privacy issues the unmanned aerial systems present have brought together a bipartisan cadre of lawmakers of a libertarian and civil libertarian mind.

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Free Speech Sees Victory in Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

After months of battling the Town of Morrison in court over an unconstitutional sign ordinance, two married couples reached an agreement with the town signaling a victory for free speech rights.

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Raw Milk on Trial

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

On Monday May 20th, twelve jurors were selected to hear the State of Wisconsin's Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) charges against Vernon Hershberger, who is charged with distributing milk from his Grazin' Acres Dairy Farm without a milk producer's license, operating a retail food establishment and dairy plant without licenses, and violating a hold order placed on his dairy products after a raid on his farm.

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Wisconsin to Take DNA upon Arrest

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Governor Walker and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have proposed the idea of treating persons not convicted of anything the same as criminals.  That two conservative leaders in power in Wisconsin would support a notion so contrary to our Bill of Rights is extremely unfortunate and confusing.  It seems Governor Walker and Speaker Vos need to hear from the good people of Wisconsin that this is not a good proposal.

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WI Sees Revenue Boom; Lawmakers Ask For More

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Well, something must be working. Despite stubbornly slow employment growth, the Badger State's projected tax collections look much better than expected - about $575 million better over the next three years.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Bring Back Diaper Service, Free Advice to the GOP.

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Grothman: New UW Chancellor Has Radical Policies

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I was hoping the new chancellor would have three qualifications: One, unlike Biddy Martin with her women's studies background the new Chancellor would have an ideologically neutral background which would lead him or her to move UW Madison away from the stereotype of a left-wing university.

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Business Becomes Museum To Glorify God

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Many Christians desire to honor the Lord in their workplace.  Bill Fasching of Viroqua has thus devoted his business, not only giving his customers a quality product and caring, Christian service, but he has turned his office into a museum to bring glory to his creator. 

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Circus World Begs for Taxpayer Money

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Declaring the Circus World Museum to be "Wisconsin's crown jewel" with nothing like it perhaps in the "galaxy," Circus World supporters told the legislature's Joint Finance Committee last week that state taxpayers need to spend millions of dollars to support the museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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Some Senators Have Misplaced Fears on School Choice

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

  So why are some state senators so afraid of expanding the private school choice option? On Up Front with Mike Gousha this week, Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca repeated State Senator Mike Ellis' claim that eight or nine Republican state senators are opposed to the Governor Scott Walker's proposed expansion of school choice in the state budget.

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Sheriff to Speak on the Constitution and the Sheriff

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

 Pine County, Minnesota Sheriff Robin Cole has served America for over 30 years both as a National Guardsman and as a police officer.  While he has always respected the history and laws of this country, it wasn't until he was elected Sheriff two years ago and after a recent conversation last January that the enforcement of such laws made a deeper, more meaningful impact.  Says Cole,

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The Proper Role of a Police Officer

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

 Recent comments on gun control by Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn highlight, for me, a problem with law enforcement in this country.  Too often, law enforcement leaders confuse all citizens with criminals, and see themselves as "kings" of their jurisdiction instead of employees of the people.

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Update on DATCP Attack on Arlin Bender

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We have some good news to report. They have settled out of court. There are many uncertainties remaining in Arlin Bender's struggle with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) in which they had alleged that Arlin was operating a meat processing facility and selling meat without a license.

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Barron County Unanimously Votes to Keep Prayer in Board Meetings Despite Threats From Atheists

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Barron, Wisconsin - Government officials in a Wisconsin county have voted unanimously to continue with prayers at their monthly county board meetings despite threats from a national atheist organization to file a lawsuit over the matter.

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Opening Up a World of Sounds

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Wisconsin lady gives the story behind her children's stories for speech-impeded children "I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way." This line comes from a famous Whitney Houston song, Greatest Love of All. It has always been and still remains one of my guiding principles in life.

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Eliminating State Income Tax is Reasonable

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

According to James B. Kelleher with Reuters, "Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Tuesday became the second Republican governor in the last week to propose ending his state's income tax, saying he wants to make Nebraska more competitive with its neighbors by eliminating the tax on both individuals and corporations."

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Small Businesses Lead Charge in Regulatory Reform

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 A group of small business owners played a big part in eliminating 40 chapters from the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

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Letters to the Editor - February 2013

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Throw Congress Out                                                                                                      Now that we have or have not gone over the fiscal cliff, America can start worrying about the next crisis; higher taxes, Obamacare, which enemy we should send military hardware to, which country to police, will Hillary run, etc., etc.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Is 2014 Kind's Time to Make a Run for WI Governor?, Wisconsin A.G. Pushes for Expanded DNA Collection, Wisconsin DOT Suggests Mileage Tax, Milwaukee Schools Fail to Achieve Education Reform, and more...

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Property Rights/Zoning Behind Town Board Challenge

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Cady CandidatesThree candidates for St. Croix County's Town of Cady town board are challenging the current incumbents in this April's election

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Wisconsin Headlines

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Wisconsin's Rise of Entitlements - About that economy … - WEDC Has Problems, Audit Finds - Planned Parenthood Sees Wisconsin Law as Obstacle - WEAC Donates Over $300,000 to Defend Gay Marriage - Walker Won't Touch Same-Day Registration at Current Cost - Pridemore Runs for Secretary of the Department of Public Instruction - and more...

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Government Agencies Free to Abuse Power

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Who bestowed unrestrained power upon the following agencies: the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Child Protective Services, the Department of Planning and Development, and so on? In Wisconsin there are a plethora of state and county agencies, which seem to think they are the final authority on everything from how to farm your land, to how to raise your children.

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Letters to the Editor: December 2012

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Tyrannical governments pass laws which demand that every person in that nation practice the same religion or they pass laws preventing the practice or discussion of religion in the public square.

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Baldwin's Victory Revealing

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Tammy Baldwin's victory showed what a majority of Americans already know: that candidates should be judged on their qualifications for the job and not their sexual orientation," said Herndon Graddick, president of the gay rights organization GLAAD.

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States Have Right to Nullify Federal Law

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As the state coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty, I wanted to address the Wisconsin State Journal editorial, The Tea Party Risks Irrelevance.  The writer for some reason thinks that it is absurd that we have state's rights that supersede the federal government's power.

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Gov. Walker Interposes For Us

Posted: Monday, November 19th, 2012

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Couple Unable to Stop Forced Demolition of Cumberland Property

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Three years ago, Tomas and Nina Zebrowski purchase a home in Cumberland, a small city in northwestern Wisconsin.  Their intentions were to improve the property with the hopes of eventually moving from Florida to settle in the scenic area.

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Are Business-Luring Tax Credits a Good Idea?

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

   John Dillinger was a dangerous man. Who knew he could rob from state coffers like he robbed from banks?             Back in 2008, the state was all aglitter: "Public Enemies," directed by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Michael Mann, would be on location filming in Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Columbus and outside the Little Bohemia Lodge in Vilas County.

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Dalles of the Saint Croix River

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

  Northwest Wisconsin offers visitors many scenic natural wonders, including waterfalls, rocky gorges, scenic views stretching for miles, green luscious rivers, and the incredible Lake Superior.  If one was to take a trip to see it all, the first stop would be The Dalles of the St. Croix River located south of St. Croix Falls Wisconsin.

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Big Labor and Moody's Pounce on Ruling Against Wisconsin Union Law

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The New American  After an activist judge in Wisconsin blocked parts of Gov. Scott Walker's budget-reform law reining in the power of government-employee unions, Moody's said the decision would negatively affect the credit rating of local governments even as pro-Big Labor politicians in at least one county sprang into action to keep taxpayers on the hook for another year. State officials, however, are already working to undo the damage.

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When to Use Deadly Force

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The subject of "justifiable use of deadly force" in its norms of general discussion, are usually talked about at length in classrooms for law enforcement or armed security type occupations. And while it is not traditionally something discussed at length outside of the specialized training or legal type environments, its rules and implications equally affect any John Q. Public citizen carrying a gun for personal defense or defense of another.

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Changes to Wisconsin's Conceal Carry Law

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

           Local firearms instructor weighs in on the good and the bad           Throughout most of the United States, the level of interest in lawful defensive firearms use is skyrocketing. The reality used to be that violent crimes involving firearms would foster a desire for stricter gun laws. However, today's reality does not bode well for the hearts and minds of fervent anti-gun ideologues. Evidence of a massive shift in attitudes about guns on a local and national scale can be found everywhere.

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My College Experience

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

In May 2009; I was laid off from the machine shop. In January of 2010, I received a phone call from an ITT-Tech recruiter. I thought, "I'm 45 years old, 28 years of hard labor is enough, I would like to work in an office from now on." So I went down, and enrolled at ITT, and was in their Computer Drafting and Design Program.

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Wisconsin High on State Funding of Local Governments

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

               Local "Returns" on Taxes Paid Vary Widely by Municipality, County                For every dollar state taxpayers send to Madison, 67¢ goes to local governments, schools, and property taxpayers, and not to running state agencies and programs. "This is a 'silver bullet' that ex­plains much about public finance in Wisconsin and why government here is different from most states," observes Todd A. Berry, head of the research team at the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). "And," he adds, "it explains much of what is behind ongoing state fiscal challenges and the recurring tension that exists among state leaders, local officials, and taxpayers." Celebrating its 80th year, WISTAX is dedicated to nonpartisan public policy research and citizen education.

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The Law Regarding Physical Child Discipline

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The controversy over the application of the rod to the backside of a child for purposes of correction is generally increasing in America.  At least that is my observation.  How thankful I am, and we ought to be, that every state in America at present protects the parent's right to so raise their children.  Many who do apply the rod no doubt discipline in such a manner due to how they were raised or find it a matter of necessity due to observation and common sense.  Others do so based on their adherence to Biblical teaching regarding the use of the rod.  "He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."  Proverbs 13:24

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A Personal Account of Milwaukee

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Frederick the Wise and Scott Walker

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Event to Focus on Freedom to Eat Food

Posted: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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National Animal ID Is Not Dead!

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012

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Does Wisconsin Have a Communist Deer Hunting System?

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Let's consider some similarities.  Like communism, the State owns all the deer.  You are only allowed to harvest what the State lets you have.  The State owns the hunting land (not all of it, but a good percentage of it).  The deer are managed by a council, or "soviet" of elite experts, the DNR.

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Marine Vet Arrested at WI Labor Rally

Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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Should I Vote for Governor Walker?

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Pastor Guilty of Teaching Biblical Discipline

Posted: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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WI Cops Confiscate Bail Cash

Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2012

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The DNR, Conservation, and Corporate Welfare

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2012

Environmentalists, hunting and tourist organizations, and lumber industries all agree that $17 million should be borrowed by the State of Wisconsin to keep trees growing on over 67,000 acres in Douglas and adjoining counties.

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Concerning That Itch to Garden

Posted: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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Does our Governor Support Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Frugality, Virtue and Fundamental Principles

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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State Laws are Part of the Problem

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Are Local Leaders Smarter Than Us?

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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New Invasive Bug Moves into Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Worship Versus Religion By

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Organizing, Challenging Recall Signatures a Daunting Task

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Poll Highlights Concerns for WI GOP, Democrats

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Can a Wisconsin Student Be Expelled From All Schools?

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Another DATCP Attack on Wholesome Food

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Anti-Bullying Hypocrisy

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Wisconsin Superintendent Bullies Student

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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A Personal Lesson from Stalin's daughter

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012

"News of the death of Josef Stalin's only daughter on November 22nd stirred up many memories, both good and bad, to the older generation. Some would remember Stalin's aiding Hitler and then the Allies in World War II. Many recall his brutal purgings in the Soviet Union and his daughter's escape to America in 1967 followed closely by her best-selling book, Twenty Letters to a Friend. The book is a collector's item today. She succumbed to colon cancer in Richland Center, Wisconsin at age 85."

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Wisconsin News Year in Review

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"Though they don't have to make such a distinction, if the magazine were to designate a "State of the Year," I would vote for Wisconsin to win for 2011. If things continue on their current course, the state  very likely could repeat the honor in 2012."

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Wisconsin Charges for Free Speech

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Despite a proclaimed opposition to new taxes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has advanced a policy that amounts to a new and draconian tax. People will have to pay the state for the "privilege" of free speech and assembly. To exercise those rights in or outside state facilities will entail permits at least seventy-two hours in advance and potentially prohibitive fees. The policy took effect on December 8 and is expected to be completely phased in by December 16."

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Liberals Outraged That Gov. Walker Raising Money To Defend Himself

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Rep. Fred Clark, who ran in an unsuccessful recall against State Senator Luther Olson, issued a press release last Friday calling on Governor Walker "to focus on jobs, not fundraising." His statement reads: "If Gov. Walker spent nearly as much time focusing on jobs for Wisconsin's struggling families as he does on raising money, we would be leading the nation in job creation," Rep. Clark said."

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Recall Drive Officially Launched Against Wisc. Governor

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

While Walker had to have been in office at least a year before a recall challenge was mounted, Democrats had reportedly been busily planning with union leaders and other strategists on how to mobilize quickly in mid-November to begin gathering the more than 540,000 signatures they would need to collect by January 17 in order to force a recall election. If their effort is successful, it would mark only the third time in U.S. history that a recall election has been held for state governor.

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Candidates Line Up for 91st Assembly

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Brandon Buchanan, former Eau Claire City Councilman, and Dana Wachs, current city Councilman, have announced their intentions to fill the open seat a year from January. Buchanan formed an exploratory committee last October and Wachs formally announced his candidacy in November.

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Wisconsin Public Schools: Better or Worse?

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Truth lost its value in American society when those with weaker arguments insisted that perceptions be given the same credibility as facts. While this philosophy devastates social ethics, its impact has been especially harmful to students in our educational institutions. GOD AND MAN AT YALE, written in 1950 by William F. Buckley, Jr. was an eloquent call for public outcry to address the destructive nature that disrespect for truth was having on our educational system.

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'Castle Doctrine' is no Throwback to Wild West

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2011

Listening to Wisconsin opponents of the recent enactment of concealed carry legislation and the soon-to-be passed "castle doctrine" legislation - which inhibits prosecution and civil litigation against those who use deadly force with a firearm in defense of their home - you would think they have a schedule the rest of us do not.

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The Great Wisconsin Deer Hunt

Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011

"Deer hunting is a vital part of our culture here in Wisconsin. Kids as young as 10, Teenage boys and girls, single people, husbands and wives, and the old-timers-some as old as 85 to 90 all anjoy heading out into the cold weather in the early morning hours and just sitting there drinking in the fall weather, the stillness and serenity, the breathless anticipation, the aura of Wisconsin."

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Walker Recall a Top Down Effort

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011

"With top-down control of the effort, and a massive number of signatures required, expect the recall Walker effort to have all the trappings of a professional campaign. It will hardly be the grassroots-level, local activism led project that advocates will try to portray it as being."

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William J. Grede and Freedom's Responsibilities

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

"Born in 1897 and raised in Milwaukee, Bill Grede never considered any other place home. The product of strict but loving parents (his stepmother, whom his dad, Henry, married after his first wife died, was to Bill 'the only mother I ever knew'), Bill went to work at his father's carriage shop during summers when he was 14."

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Pipeline Repairs Require Transplants of Rare Plant

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

"The pipeline was built in 2007 and has received a measure of controversy since before it was built.  Conservationists have opposed its construction due to the damage it would cause to the environment due to its construction, the potential of future oil spills (two small spills occurred shortly after its construction), and because of opposition to the drilling of the tar sands region in Alberta where the oil comes from."

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How Much Power Should Madison Have Over Local Gov't

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"This bill will definitely help Wisconsin's economy.  Any elimination of regulations is a step in the right direction.  However, should Madison tell cities how they can be run?  On one hand, if a city's building codes are too excessive, and the city shows no signs of changing, can a citizen appeal to their legislators and force them to ease up, or should the citizen continue to work within that city government to change things or just simply vote with their feet and move?"

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UW Madison: 99% Similarity Between Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells

Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011

"According to a press release:  "In a study that looked at four embryonic stem cells and four IPS cells, the proteins turned out to be 99 percent similar.  Although both cell types have great potential in basic biological research and in cell- and tissue-replacement therapy, the newer form, called IPS cells, have two advantages. They face less ethical constraint, as they do not require embryos."

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UW-Madison Urges Response, Students Disrupt Press Conference

Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2011

"Mob-like actions by students are not something that UW-Madison leaders should encourage or promote. Diversity and a civil climate on campus would include serious dialogue with those that reasonably disagree with the school's practices. An opportunity has been provided for Dr. Williams and the school to evaluate the relative success or failure of their efforts. The affirmative action matter shouldn't be something that becomes a shouting matching that relies on stunts as a replacement for responsible debate."

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Customers, Police, Stand Behind Farmer's Civil Disobedience

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

In the process of carrying out two inspections, DATCP inspectors slapped stickers on the coolers storing dairy products in his small farm store, ostensibly to prevent the coolers from being opened. The inspectors also dumped blue dye in a bunch of his raw milk. And they left him with a "Special Summary Order", signed by the Bossman himself, Steven C. Ingham, head of the Division of Food Safety

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Senator Johnson: Our Spending is Unsustainable

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

"Johnson hSenator Ron Johnsonas been traveling throughout Wisconsin warning people of the results of the unsustainable debt.  In the interview he said, 'Our economy is about the size of our debt.  There have been noted economists who have taken a look at economic history that say that when you go to 90% of debt to GDP ratio you have a very difficult time recovering from that without some major financial dislocations....'"

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EPA May Destroy Wisconsin's Paper Industry

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

"The EPA's Boiler Mact rules are 276 pages long and encompass controls and monitoring standards for 11 subcategories of boilers and process heaters, whether fueled by natural gas, fuel oil, coal, biomass (wood, waste wood, bark), refinery gas, or other gas such as methane. The rules will affect factories, restaurants, schools, churches, and farms. Compliance will require switching fuels, or the installation of multiple emissions control technologies at a cost of millions of dollars."

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Federal Court Forces Wisconsin to Fund Sex-changes

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2011

"Due to public outrage to a prisoner who demanded that the State of Wisconsin pay for his sex-change operation, the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act was passed in 2006.  The law forbade any surgeries to facilitate the immorality and also banned any hormonal treatments.  Wisconsin is the only state with such a law and because of a recent Federal Court ruling, it may be the last one."

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DNR Purchases $4 Million Forest Easement to Protect Chippewa Flowage

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"To deal with this problem, the DNR will purchase a 10,000 acre easement for $4 million.  The property is southeast of the flowage and doesn't have any lakefront on it.  The money comes from state and federal taxpayers and will be given to Plum Creek Timber Company which owns the property.  The easement will only last for eight years."

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Is Unemployment Welfare?

Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2011

"Some might object and say it is more of an insurance program rather than welfare.  First of all, it fails as an insurance program; Wisconsin's fund is in the hole.  Second, it is mandatory, though I must concede on this because so is auto insurance and soon, health insurance.  Third, it isn't an insurance company that runs it.  The check goes to the government, the unemployed apply to the government, and they receive checks from the government.  It is welfare."

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Life On the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven: Small Things - Big Problems

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"We had a very puzzling situation happen here on our farm early this summer.  It took us a while to figure out what was really happening.  We had a cow, Lydia, get lame on one of her legs..."

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Wisconsin Legislators Call for Caylee's Law

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011

"The idea that a parent would murder or hide the death of his own child goes against the very nature of a mother or father's love for their child.  But one should tread softly before suddenly making new laws based on horrific situations."

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Earned Income Tax Credit: Anti-marriage, Anti-work

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

"The only mistake Governor Walker made was to not reduce this payment more. For some Democrats to accuse me and other Republicans of raising taxes when we cut an anti-work, anti-marriage program is absurd. There are some deserving people for whom the earned income credit is helpful - it's hard to spend this amount of money and not do some good. But due to the overall negative message, I hope it is reduced in the future."

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Life On the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven: Kangkleberry Pie

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"We have found it is wonderful doing things, even simple things together as a family.  God has put all of us into families to bless us.  By doing things together as a family, you will all be blessed.  I know we are.  We sure like our kangkleberry pie."

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Letter to Editor: Are Recalls Fair?

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"For saving Wisconsin from bankruptcy and layoffs, six of our legislators have been recalled.  Is that fair?"

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Rare Wisconsin Snails Threatened by Power Line Maintenance

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

"The DNR is required to notify the public when they give permission for a project that may threaten any endangered species according to the Wisconsin Endangered Species Law. The ATC will be held up from starting its project until after the DNR has looked at and considered the public comments which are due July 19th. - ECJ staff"

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The Value of a Little at a Time

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011

"'A half an hour a day for five years will make you a master at anything.' Do you get this one? Probably. What it is saying is that the path to succeeding in accomplishing most things will be doing a little on a regular basis for a lengthy period of time. 

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - America (A Land of Dreams and Equality)

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011

"But, under all these circumstances, why did they come to America you ask?  August told his descendants a number of times over the years why he came to America.  His answer shocks most Americans today. His answer, 'Because he was tired of bowing and paying homage every time the King or a Prince went by in the street.'  He wanted to bow to only one, to God the Father, and His Son Jesus." 

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Proposed Changes to Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage Law Draws Mixed Reviews

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2011

"Why is the government telling a private contracting company what it must pay its employees? It has been shown many times that this only results in more unemployment."

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Treasures Beneath Our Feet - Crystal Cave

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2011

"Near the sleepy little town of Spring Valley, a rare treasure lays buried deep in the bowels of the earth, unbeknownst to many.  This treasure does not consist of precious metals like gold or silver, although it does sparkle.    This exceptional treasure is Crystal Cave and its wealth lies in the mystery and beauty of its spacious caverns and crooked corridors lined with glittering quartz."

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Wisconsin Balances its Budget!

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

"In the six months, we've managed to clean up the mess that was made of our finances over the last eight years," Darling said, "This budget delivers real reform, protects taxpayers during these tough economic times and provides a stable environment to grow jobs."

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Are Wisconsin Seniors Being Left High and Dry?

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2011

"The recent quarreling concerning Medicare in this country may confirm that she is right. Along with much wrangling over how to save Federal social programs like Social Security and Medicare, legislators here in Wisconsin have also had their share of conflict."

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Wisconsin to Cut Funding for Abortion Providers

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

"President Obama issued an executive order that was supposedly going to fix the abortion funding problem but the order does not have the effect of law and could be reversed at any time. Opponents of the bill are angry that their loophole for subsidized abortions may be thwarted."

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Letter to the Editor - Our Dangerous Alliance with the United Nations

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"There is another treaty the UN wants us to sign on and this one too is dangerous and a serious threat to the nation. This one is called the "lost" treaty; the Law of the Sea Treaty. Again, go to your computer and look it up. Then there is the "Arms Trade Treaty". This treaty under the guise of making major changes in the way nations do business in the arms trade, section II talks of regional disarmament of handguns and weapons."

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The Dangers of School Vouchers

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2011

"The schools are free to emphasize certain subjects, teach their own religious views, and have their own standards. Their motivation to excel comes from the parents who give them the money to operate the school. The parents are also highly concerned that the school excels since they are paying the tuition."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Memorial Day

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"Freedom and liberty are not cheap; they have cost a lot of blood, so let us live our lives wisely. If we live our lives wisely, in the end we will be thankful, if we don't, we will be sorry."

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Letter to the Editor - Richard White the Wrong Choice for Judge

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"Richard White is an elitist who defends and covers for his political friends at our expense. The worst thing about Richard White was his vicious prosecution of Evan Zimmerman for murder. The evidence of innocence was so overwhelming but due to lies and manipulation of the evidence he was able to score a conviction."

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In the Garden - Soil Preparation

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011

"First of all, care needs to be given to the zone your garden grows in.  Don't let the beautiful pictures of ripe fruit and vegetables lure you to choose something that will not do well.  Here in Eau Claire WI that would be USDA Zone 4.   Zones are based on the cold temperatures of winter and warm temperatures of summer.  Either extreme can leave you disappointed in the outcome of your crop.  Check with some local gardeners in your area if you are new to this and wondering what survives best."

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State Budget Proposes Smallest Deficit in Over 21 Years

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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Public Schools and Agriculture Education

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"If we must have public schools, and if a school district must make cuts in programs, agriculture education is probably the one program that should not be cut. I can think of several other areas where public schools could make cuts that would not affect the quality of education, for example, sex education and other courses of socialist indoctrination, as well as some cuts to the sports programs. The emphasis needs to be on education - not indoctrination or recreation."

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Mandatory Union Dues Undermines Property Rights

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"No Senator should be ignoring or dismissing the importance of property rights to individual freedom. Security of property rights is essential to the prosperity of a nation. Regulations, devaluation of currency, and different rules for different entities undermine the property rights of citizens. Economic freedom and political freedom create more secure property rights. Governor Walker's Budget Repair Bill (The Bill) recognizes the income one earns as that persons' property and protects the right of each citizen to spend his money as he chooses."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Bless Your Wife

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"When May comes around every year, I try to do something special to bless her. Sometimes I may take her out to dinner or buy her some flowers. That is fine and she greatly appreciates it. But, I'm the more practical type of guy too. I like to do something that will bless her on her special day, but continue to bless her many days down the road."

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St. Francis Man Finds Live Missile in Bathroom Wall

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The small green missile, measuring 20 inches long with a 5-inch explosive head and four tail fins, was handed to her by her husband, then she walked outside and placed it on the grass next to a detached garage before calling police."

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Madison Tax Day Tea Party

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

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Judge Sumi's War on Wisconsin Republicans

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"'The bottom line is we're going to comply with the court order with our hope that once this is all sorted out we'll see the law is in effect,' - Scott Walker"

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - The Award

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

"We send our milk to the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery in Ellsworth Wis.  Since they are located close to the Minn. border, they receive a lot of milk from both states.  Ellsworth is known as The Cheese Curd Capital of the state of Wis. because of the high quality cheese curds that are produced there.                  Paul Bauer, the CEO of the creamery, emphasizes that to produce award winning cheese curds it is imperative to start with exceptionally high quality milk.  The creamery strongly encourages its farmers to produce the best milk possible.  The cooperative is made up of about 500 member farms."

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Why Can't I Boycott Public Unions?

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"We should have the freedom to support whatever candidate or political organization we want, whether it is a large, national PAC, or a politically active union.  Taxpayers should not be forced to support unions, who have consistently contributed to Democratic candidates over Republicans.  Legal challenges to the passing of the law continue.  Whether legitimate or not, forcing me to support unions is wrong."

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Wisconsin Still Faces Economic Woes

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

"Secretary Gassman, Governor Doyle and liberal Democrats in the state legislature contend that the .2 percent decline in the state's unemployment rate indicates that Wisconsin is on the verge of economic recovery.  Gassner, Doyle and liberals in the state legislature fail to mention, however, that Wisconsin lost 5,200 nonfarm jobs in the month of November and remains 150,000 jobs shy of its pre-recession (2006) totals."

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State Employee Unions Dehumanize Their Members

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

"The phrase 'collective bargaining' is at the heart of the problem. Wasn't it collectivist thinking that ruled the Soviet Union? The term "collective bargaining" was first used in 1891 by Beatrice Webb. In 1932, Sidney and Beatrice Webb traveled to the Soviet Union and later published works in support of the Soviet economic experiment. That worked out real well for the working class in the Soviet Union, didn't it.?"

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Can Our Union be Saved?

Posted: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Rural Americans Flock to Tea Party

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm - "The Raiders"

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Eye on Madison - Who dropped the ball on Wisconsin's military voters?

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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A Comparison of Wisconsin's Political Party Platforms - Part Three -

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Bruce Evers for Congress

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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A Comparison of Wisconsin's Political Party Platforms

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Dead Sea Scrolls- A Rare Opportunity to Get a Glimpse of the Past

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Wisconsin Farmstead Milk Bottlers Revive Tradition

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Mark Neumann's Campaign for Governor

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Dave Westlake is All About Honor, Duty, and Country

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Poll Shows Johnson and Feingold in Tight Race for Senate

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Jackson County DA Decides to Follow the Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Bar H Implement: Four Generation Later

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Illegal Immigration in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Russ Feingold, The EPA, and Greenhouse Gases

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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The Gideons' Wisconsin Roots

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Russ Feingold, The EPA, and Greenhouse Gases.

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Ed Thompson Has Three Criteria for Every Legislation

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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It is Hard to Stop a Train

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Secret Family Recipe Saved Local Cannery From Closing

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Five Mile Fire

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Obey Decision Starts Chain Reaction

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Dane Deutsch is running for State Senator for the 25th district

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Letter to the Editor - And Editors Reply

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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The $2.7 Billion State Deficit No One Told You About

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Tooth Fairy Government

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Tax Day 2010: Mardi Gras in Madison

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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It's a Crime to Sell Raw Milk?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Woman who Threatened Protester Cancels Abortion

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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"Government is not God!"

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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