So Now We Have The CHIPS bill…Can We Manufacture The Dang Things In That Money Pit In Mount Pleasant.

So the feds have passed a bill to encourage and subsidize the manufacture of computer chips in the United States. And the president has signed it. Besides increasing manufacturing opportunities in this country, the secondary goal is to solve some of the supply chain issues that are vexing any number…

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Cancel Culture? Mike Gableman Understands How To Use It!

I have gotten used to the GOP lies and misinformation and misdirection…and then moments later moving in the other direction when they sense a wind shift. But it’s always amused me when they go on and one about cancel culture while they are doing precisely that. This article is behind…

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What A Bunch Of Self-Serving Assholes In The US Senate

I have only listened to a bit over two hours of the Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearings. But I have heard at least two Senators ask a question to how she might rule if violation of laws that they had authored and gotten passed would come to the Supreme…

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The One Thing The Wisconsin Legislature Taught Us in 2020:

Wisconsin doesn’t need a full time legislature! Despite being in the worst pandemic in a century and the resulting economic fall out, in 2020, the Wisconsin State Legislature didn’t meet for months on end and took insignificant actions to solve the problems the state and the nation faced…other than suing…

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And Robin Vos Could Have Had A Retired Judge Who Knows How Elections Work!

Remember the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board? Most of you probably do and we’ve written about it a number of times over the years. But the GAB was a non-partisan board of nine retired judges who were tasked with the oversight of government ethics, elections, and campaign finance in Wisconsin. So…

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Company that benefited from Trump administration largesse has not delivered on promises

It looks like the corrupt, criminal administration of former President Donald Trump just keeps sticking it to America’s taxpayers… A year after a Connecticut company was awarded almost $1.3 billion in federal loans and contracts to supply an essential syringe for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, no syringes have been made. The syringe…

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Former Trump administration official admits she abused her authority

So can we all agree the Trump administration is one of the most corrupt in the history of our nation? A former federal official admitted she abused her authority in a publicity stunt that tricked New York City public housing residents into sounding supportive of former President Donald Trump, ethics…

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Report: Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used office for personal gain

Does this really shock anyone? An internal watchdog found evidence that Elaine Chao committed potential ethics violations while serving as transportation secretary under President Donald Trump, but the Justice Department declined to open an investigation. Evidence collected by the Department of Transportation’s inspector general found that Chao had used her taxpayer-funded staff and…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Balanced Budget Laws Hamstring States During World Pandemics

The great tsunami of conservative policy early this century included the demand for state balanced budget amendments. And of course former Governor Scott Walker and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos just had to have one…so of course Wisconsin does. The conceit is you have to live within your budget and so…

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Time To End Catch All Omnibus Bills? Sen. Mike Lee Is Seeing The Light.

I haven’t gone back to look for it, but I think I published an article a few years back suggesting that Congress and the various state legislatures pull back a bit and keep bills clean and lean. A spending bill should be a spending bill…a defense bill should be a…

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