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The GAB Partisan Hacks Were Worse Than Imagined

8 Dec , 2017  

Hundreds of thousands of electronic records seized, mishandled

With the release of the Wisconsin Department of Justice findings regarding illegal leaks from the John Doe investigations, we now know that the partisan hacks at the GAB were even worse than imagined.  I will write more about this next week, however I spoke with Steve Scaffdi of WTMJ this morning.

Take a listen. If you are at all invested in this story, or care about civil rights, liberty and keeping your government in check, it is worth your time.

And I encourage you to follow this story on the websites of two of my former employers as well.–The MacIver Institute and RightWisconsin.

It’s a story that has been close to my heart for decades.

 

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Campaigns and Elections,Dailytakes On Air

The Week in Review

28 Oct , 2016  

Clinton’s and Trump’s paths to 270 electoral votes.

Wikileaks and Bill Clinton, Inc.

Russ Feingold’s arrogance.

Does Senator Johnson have a chance?

News from the state legislative races.

Trump’s short and long-term impact on the GOP.

I discussed all this and more today on the RightWisconsin Week in Review with Charlie Sykes (and Kevin Binversie) on AM 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee.

Listen, here:

 

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Fraley

Trump’s Last Two Weeks Shaping Up to Be a Burn it All Down Tantrum

25 Oct , 2016  

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Stephen Loiaconi called me for my take on the last two weeks of the election and what it will mean for tight down ballot races.

A Democratic takeover of the House remains a longshot, but if Trump’s support keeps dropping, it is no longer an impossibility.screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-8-49-35-am

“The Republican Party’s grip on the Senate is tenuous, at best,” said Republican strategist Brian Fraley. “With Trump surrogates berating vulnerable GOP senators who have not drank enough orange Kool-Aid, the Trump campaign’s last two weeks is shaping up to be a burn-it-all-down tantrum that could put the balance of power in the House in jeopardy, too.”

“Trump may damage the brand, relationships, donor stream and infrastructure of the Republican Party so much, that a rebound in 2018 will be a lot tougher,” Fraley said.

Read the rest of the article here.

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My Thoughts on Charlie Sykes’ Semi-Retirement

4 Oct , 2016  

I first met Charlie Sykes more than 25 years ago when I was a Senior at the UW. He was speaking at a conference of collegiate journalists in Evanston, Illinois and as the author of ProfScam was emerging as one of the most insightful critics of higher education at the time. He was so entertaining that when I found myself organizing the next year’s conference I had to lock him in on the panel. That’s right, I put Charlie I my panel long before he put me on his!

On Tuesday, my friend Charlie announced his retirement from his weekday radio show and weekly television program. After 25 years in local broadcasting, 23 with WTMJ, he’s heading into semi-retirement. He’ll continue to write and contribute to the conservative movement, but he’ll no longer have to drag himself out of bed at 4:30 every morning.

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-1-02-29-pmI’ve had the honor and good fortune of working for him and even guest hosting his show on occasion over the years. I can assure you he’s not going to disappear, as much as his many critics may hope he will. At 62, he’s just taking greater control over his schedule. Kudos to him.

A full analysis of his impact on local, state and national politics is intertwined with a look at the power of the medium of talk radio in general. Along with his colleague Jeff Wagner, and local talkers Mark Belling, Jay Weber, Vicki McKenna and Dan O’Donnell down the dial at WISN, Sykes has helped create and maintain an important crucible for conservative thought and news analysis in Southeast Wisconsin.

Rather than examine the medium itself, however, Sykes’ announcement affords me an opportunity to examine his unique impact on the community and causes I care deeply about. More…

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Our Fight Against the John Doe Ringleaders Continues

2 Aug , 2016  

If you thought conservatives’ counter assault against the partisan witch hunters who tried to silence us was over, think again.

On Monday, the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy filed a class action in Federal Court.

From the official press release: More…

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Dailytakes On Air

Sunday Insight With Charlie Sykes

11 Jul , 2016  

The war on cops….the latest on Clinton and Trump. I joined the panel on Sunday Insight over the weekend on Today’s TMJ-4 in Milwaukee. You can watch the whole show here.

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Voter Enthusiasm Among Wisconsin Republicans Plummets

16 Jun , 2016  

Republicans better be bracing for a difficult fall campaign here in Wisconsin.

Rachelle Baillon of Fox 6 Milwaukee gets my take on the data contained in today’s Marquette University Law School Poll.

Watch the full report here.

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Dailytakes On Air

More Insight

13 Jun , 2016  

I was a panelist on Sunday Insight this week.

The show was pre-empted by coverage of the Orlando terrorist attack. But you can still catch the show online, here.

We talk about the GOP and Donald Trump, Hillary clinching the nomination and Aaron Rodgers giving up dairy.

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Will he or won’t he?

25 May , 2016  

Dailytakes Scott Walker

 

I talked with Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Theo Keith about whether I believe Governor Scott Walker will run for another term. More…

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Brian Fraley on Right Wisconsin Week in Review

16 May , 2016  

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Edge Messaging President, Brian Fraley featured on Charlie Sykes’ Right Wisconsin Week in Review where they discuss the Paul Ryan-Donald Trump meeting, Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Paul Ryan challenger Paul Nehlen, UW Faculty “No Confidence” votes and the Under-Covered story of the week.

Listen, here.

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