This week State Senator Jon Erpenbach agreed to drop any appeal of the open records case filed against him. The very conservative John K MacIver Institute for Public Policy had requested Sen. Erpenbach’s emails surrounding the protests in Madison in 2011 around the passage of Act 10. Originally the Senator turned over 26,000 emails with [...]
This column, written by Will Dooling, appears (along with video) on The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch page (here). It was researched and fact-checked by Will Dooling; its accuracy is not the responsibility of Blogging Blue.
Allegations of Massive Fraud in Wisconsin Recall Proved False
by Will Dooling
Today, the [...]
By now I’m sure some of you know about the “difficulties” Lisa and I have had with James Wigderson and Brian Fraley of the right-wing MacIver Institute, and if you haven’t been following, you can get up to speed HERE and HERE.
What’s curious about everything that happened this week is that Lisa and I [...]
From the folks at Citizen Action Wisconsin: This weekend the panel discusses the latest recall news and Paul Ryan’s disastrous new budget. We are joined by blogger Cory Leibmann to expose the MacIver Institute’s threats of libel lawsuits toward progressive blogs who posted a column exposing the organization’s strong ties to the GOP. We also [...]
Read the entire opinion column over at Citizen Action Wisconsin’s “No Sacred Cows” blog.
Here’s a series of FACTS about the folks working for (or associated with) the John K. MacIver Institute:
FACT #1: Brian Fraley, the Communications Director for the MacIver Institute, is a former national insurance industry lobbyist who was director of the Senate Republican caucus during part of the time of the “Caucus Scandal” in which [...]
We have been chronicling "verify the recall"'s results. We have pointed out that their endgame was never ever “integrity of elections” but intimidation of Wisconsin Citizens who signed the recall petitions.
Here is another "success" story that Verify the Recall can hang their hats on:
The University of Wisconsin System’s chief spokesman [...]
The MacIver Institute bills itself as the “Free Market Voice For Wisconsin” As a matter of fact they are so proud of this they have it plastered on their website next to a picture of Dick Van Patten.
The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes [...]
Adolf Hitler is one the most vile, disgusting human beings in the history of the world (millions of years to most of us, just a few thousand years if your from West Bend). That being said, his name is still bandied about often so if you are going to use it(you shouldnt), there are a [...]