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    Tea Party Keeps Winning in Wisconsin

    ** Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron ** No other state in the union saw as big of a transformation of political control in the 2010 election as Wisconsin, going from liberal domination to conservative leadership. Following Gov. Walker’s bold collective bargaining reforms, the Left protested, whined, and forced recalls that ultimately failed. These activities spurred the Tea Party into action and gave them invaluable | Read More »

    Reporters Show Egregious Bias in Scott Walker Coverage

    Media Bias was on full display last week in reaction to news coming out of Wisconsin. Reporters’ assumptions that conservative politicians are cheating the system led them to report significant factual errors regarding Gov. Scott Walker and a “criminal scheme.” In reality, failed legal arguments were being publicly exposed for the first time as a federal judge forced prosecutors to attempt to damage Walker in | Read More »

    PA Big Labor Boss Bullies Job Creators

    During a press conference in support of privatizing Pennsylvania’s liquor stores, Big Labor Boss Wendell W. Young, repeatedly shouted and interrupted speakers at the podium.  Young, who received $287,386 in compensation last year, is the Local 1776 representative for United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents many of Pennsylvania’s liquor store employees. Commonwealth Foundation’s President Matthew Brouillette captured the above video of Young cursing and yelling | Read More »

    Polls: Voters Want Bold Conservative Reforms

    Two years ago, several newly elected conservative Governors were planning their legislative agendas.  When Gov. Scott Walker proposed his public sector collective bargaining reforms, the Left seemed giddy that a Governor in a purple state would make such a conservative proposal, thinking it would be easy to defeat him in his next election.  However, the voters in the June 5, 2012 Recall election, rewarded his | Read More »

    Judicial Bias and Political Activism Running Rampant in Wisconsin Courts

    From the diaries . . . Once again, Wisconsin is the nation’s poster child for controversial decisions that damage our electoral process.  This time, it’s Wisconsin’s judiciary that’s implicated as liberal judges are revealing their partiality and engaging in political activism. Perhaps this problem would be best understood with a baseball analogy. Suppose Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun was facing a panel of three judges (instead | Read More »

    Quinn’s Copycat Play Still Leaves Taxpayers on the Hook

    Promoted from the diaries By Sarah Gough and Matt Batzel Don’t look now but it looks like Gov. Quinn is stealing a page from the Wisconsin budget playbook.  Facing an ongoing fiscal crisis, Quinn is looking to move the teacher’s pension expense off of the state’s budget by having suburban and Downstate school districts start contributing to their teacher pensions.  This move is similar to | Read More »

    GAB Keeps Voters in the Dark on Fraud, Sides with ACLU

    From the diaries by Neil Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board has been a poster child for dysfunction for a while now and even still this supposedly non-partisan agency never ceases to amaze with its inexplicable behavior.  In December, a GAB representative said that Mickey Mouse or Adolph Hitler could sign a recall petition and it would pass their initial review.  A judge literally had to order | Read More »

    Illinois Can Learn From Wisconsin’s Success

    Some Wisconsinites have been pointing to our neighbors to the south as an example of fiscal responsibility hoping to follow their model.  Those who think that Illinois is the way to go should think again and take a page out of Wisconsin’s book. The Illinois budgetary record is not pretty.  Heading into 2011, Illinois faced a budget deficit of over $13 billion and passed a | Read More »