I know, I know – we’re a think tank. But to deny our readers the glory of “The Sarah Palin Battle Hymn” would simply be blogging malpractice. Savor every note. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video (Via Althouse.)
For the past six months, I’ve been embedded with the Ron Johnson for Senate campaign – and now, the story I’ve written about the race is online. It’s going to be a five-part series, and it’s being published by Wisconsin Interest magazine. It’s a good insider look at what actually happens behind the scenes of […]
The Daily Show looks at a union in Nevada that hires temporary workers to protest on their behalf: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Working Stiffed www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
Here at WPRI, we seem to be writing about Paul Ryan a lot. People are probably starting to wonder if our acronym stands for the “Wisconsin Paul Ryan Institute.” But much like Ron Burgundy, Ryan is kind of a big deal. People know him. (I was unable to determine whether his apartment smells of rich […]
The big news around the conservative blogosphere today is this dope who decided to announce that he wanted to infiltrate tea parties and yell racist things, in order to make “tea baggers” look bad. (I would suggest he yell things like “black children deserve to stay in terrible schools!” since that is actually his party’s […]
This weekend’s New York Magazine featured a lengthy excerpt from “Game Change,” John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s upcoming book about the 2008 presidential election. (It’s also the book that produced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “Negro” comment about President Obama.) The excerpt that ran in the NY Mag was called “Saint Elizabeth and the Ego […]
Commenting on Time Magazine’s cover story on Beck, Peter Wehner at Commentary seems to think so: His interest in conspiracy theories is disquieting, as is his admiration for Ron Paul and his charges of American “imperialism.” (He is now talking about pulling troops out of Afghanistan, South Korea, Germany, and elsewhere.) Some of Beck’s statements—for example, that […]
The new issue of WI Magazine has been released, and it includes an outstanding investigative report on the Milwaukee Area Tech College Board written by Mike Nichols: Casually convening in their boardroom late on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, the Milwaukee Area Technical College board appeared blissfully unconcerned with all that was amiss […]
For months, people around Wisconsin have been anticipating the opening of the summer blockbuster “Public Enemies.” A large chunk of the movie was shot here in the Dairy State, and our tax dollars subsidized filming it to the tune of about $5 million. Seeing as how we are a full service free market think tank here at […]
It appears Chris Cillizza from the Washington Post’s “The Fix” has listed our little blog as one of the “Best Wisconsin Blogs.” Six blogs from Wisconsin were picked, with five of them being conservative (Badger Blogger, Boots and Sabers, Wigderson Library and Pub, Lakeshore Laments, and WPRI.) Since it sounds better, I’ll say we’re one […]
On January 12th, I wrote this column about how federal corn subsidies are making us all fat. 56 days later, George F. Will wrote this column about how federal corn subsidies are making us all fat. Freaky.
You may have noticed that both our home website and this blog have gotten an extreme makeover. In the interest of making the sites easier to navigate and prettier to look at, we’ve undergone a full scale renovation. All the feed information should be the same, so no need to change your newsreaders. So take […]
With the state plunging into its worst deficit ever and unemployment climbing, the State Senate has decided to pull the following bill to the floor on Tuesday: The Right to Breastfeed Act Under current law, there are various prohibitions against lewd behavior and sexual gratification in public. These prohibitions, however, do not apply to a […]
Last week, WPRI President George Lightbourn addressed the Wisconsin Way convention, “Wisconsin’s Long-Term Visions/Short-Term Needs,” at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. In the unlikely event you don’t watch WisconsinEye exclusively at home, his speech can be seen here at their website.
Late last week, the new Fall 2008 Wisconsin Interest magazine was released. It includes the following pieces: The Long Legacy: Supreme Court Appointments Outlast Presidencies – Rick Esenberg The Milwaukee Plan: Reducing Crime to Improve Neighborhoods – Edward A. Flynn Let’s Leave the Pessimists and Cynics Behind– George Lightbourn Carrying Wisconsin’s Torch of Reform – […]