The NRA disappoints membership with their unrelenting Trump Love. Now, I’m not going to quit the organization, but I am going to sit on my wallet this year. No political giving through their organization. I’ll support pro-2nd Amendment and pro 1st Amendment politicians who are not stained with the association to Donald Trump.
United States Senator Ron Johnson was doing this and you had no idea.
No, it’s not some tawdry personal indiscretion. Rather,
Wisconsin’s voter registration process is about to become a lot more sane, and a lot more secure. The courts have thwarted every attempt to overturn Wisconsin’s photo voter identification requirements. So, with this safeguard finally in place, voters here should now be able to register electronically using a valid driver’s license (or free state ID).
That being said, the public is growing weary over the behind-closed-doors aspect of governing. Public discourse is the life-blood of a healthy democracy. When the public believes lawmakers are led by lobbyists, (or the oft-used ‘special interests’ ) faith in government plummets. I believe that’s why approval ratings for all levels of government are at record lows right now.
How much did Wisconsin taxpayers pay to spy on (and track the movements of) citizens who didn’t break the law?
The GAB / John Doe Witch Hunt was worse than you think. The level of domestic spying done by disgraced former special prosecutor Francis Schmitz, Milwaukee Co. DA John Chisholm, the soon-to-be-disbanded Government Accountability Board and their staffs is far more broad than previously reported.
Brett Healy talks all thing MacIver Institute, Minimum Wage, European Soccer, INXS and Taylor Swift.
Earlier in the week a reporter asked me a series of questions about tonight’s GOP Debate. Here is what I sent her in response…
Trump will consume all of the oxygen in the room, and will be rewarded with a majority of the post-debate press coverage no matter what actually happens Thursday. With Trump in the debate, the regular expectations of debate decorum are out the window. That’s in part why the media loves Trump and gives him so much coverage. It will be interesting to see if any of the competitors try to mix it up with Walker, or if they ignore him. Trump has tried to say that Wisconsin is a mess, but his reliance on failed, generalized lefty talking points hasn’t hurt Walker. Perhaps Trump or others seize on specifics to which Walker would feel compelled to react. How he responds is important.