Profiles in Civility

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features a story about how “civility” has been lost in Wisconsin due to the conflict over collective bargaining rights.  The article goes out of its way to show that both sides are guilty of incivility, with UW-Madison political science professor Dennis Dresang declaring that “nobody’s got a monopoly on rhetoric and […]

The Business Community Speaks

The press is likely to dismiss this report as propaganda for the business community, but I, for one, am willing to listen to those who might want to employ me someday.  Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce conducted their annual member survey and came up with these results, which cry out for state regulatory reform: 1. How […]

My Day as a Celebrity

Some of you might remember this post from last year, when I jokingly suggested I should be a \”celebrity\” cashier at Bratfest.  (For those of you not from Wisconsin, \”Bratfest\” is a giant festival where residents of nearby Madison risk their lives by ingesting hundreds of thousands of sausages in unison.) Long story short (too […]