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Government by experts not easy

I have often thought that after Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson was our worst president. By worst is meant least faithful to the Constitution and most destructive of personal liberty. With the exception of Lincoln’s dictatorship — during which the federal government used violence to crush ...

About time for medical marijuana in Wisconsin

We’re glad to see Wisconsin’s legislative Republicans moving toward a bill to allow medical marijuana in the state. While it’s not perfect, it’s an important step in the right direction. The last time we talked about the issue here was back in April 2023. That was when Robin Vos, the ...

Cheap talk helped fuel ill-considered recall effort

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has done a number of things we don’t particularly agree with. His flirtation with the idea of impeaching one of the state’s supreme court justices on the basis of what he thought she would later do comes to mind. But he doesn’t deserve the attack he’s getting ...

US oil, clean energy both boom under Biden

Donald Trump recently warned that Joe Biden would lead us into World War II, a conflict that ended almost 80 years ago. Another world event he may not be current on is America’s boom in oil production — never mind the green energy revolution. “We are going to drill, baby, drill,” ...

Vague laws hand extreme power to courts, bureaucrats; where’s Congress?

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case about fishing boats, and it could spell the end of government as we know it. I hope it does. The legal questions may not be all that fascinating. What is fascinating, however, is how the legal issues help explain why our government ...

Democrats and abortion: Bring it on, GOP is ready

With the economy, the border and foreign policy not working for them in this election cycle, Democrats are counting on the abortion issue to save their hides in November. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has announced a “Winning Pro-Life Strategy” to counter their game plan. In a memo reported by ...