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School Choice About More Options, Not Separate School System

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 24, 2015 5:00 AM
School Choice About More Options, Not Separate School System

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - What school choice supporters need to do is talk less about private and public schools as competitors and more about finding the right match for the right student. The message of finding the right educational setting for every student by giving parents choices is not only a winning message, but it focuses our attention on funding the education of children instead of so-called competing "systems." Read More »

Criminal Justice Reform is a Conservative Issue

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 21, 2015 3:00 AM
Criminal Justice Reform is a Conservative Issue

MacIver Perspective by Grover Norquist - Draconian punishments for minor infractions, an ever-expanding prisoner population and a legal regime that allows authorities to seize property without a warrant are all slowly eroding the freedoms that the nation has come to expect. For years, lawmakers have focused almost exclusively on being "tough on crime," all the while forgetting to get "smart on crime." Read More »

A Constitutional Amendment Isn't Final Until Shirley Abrahamson Says So?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 17, 2015 3:00 AM
A Constitutional Amendment Isn't Final Until Shirley Abrahamson Says So?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - What, you weren't expecting democracy, were you? Did you really expect the voters to have the final word when they passed a constitutional amendment via referendum? Maybe you were fooled by all of the rhetoric about democracy from liberals before the amendment passed changing the method of selection of the chief justice. Read More »

Money Should Follow the Student, It Is That Simple

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted April 2, 2015 3:00 AM
Money Should Follow the Student, It Is That Simple

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - In the parade of widows and orphans to protest against spending cuts in the upcoming state budget, it's not surprising to see the school districts leading the way. That said, it is a little surprising to see Waukesha School District Superintendent Todd Gray as one of the banner carriers for the cause. Read More »

An ID is Needed in Nearly Every Aspect of Society, Now It's Needed to Vote

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 24, 2015 3:00 AM
An ID is Needed in Nearly Every Aspect of Society, Now It's Needed to Vote

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - Hey, look, a popular law passed by the legislature is actually being allowed by the Supreme Court. If you had over three years on the over-under wager for the implementation of the voter identification law, you cleaned up Monday morning. Read More »

Obamacare Turns Five - What Have We Learned?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 23, 2015 12:00 PM
Obamacare Turns Five - What Have We Learned?

MacIver Perspective by Bill Jaeck - This week marks the fifth year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The reactions of American citizens have varied greatly and some have not even noticed any change in their lives as over 30 million remain uninsured. Read More »

Should Wisconsin Act if King v. Burwell Ends Federal Obamacare Subsidies?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 18, 2015 10:03 AM
Should Wisconsin Act if King v. Burwell Ends Federal Obamacare Subsidies?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - A case before the United States Supreme Court, King v. Burwell, could end the subsidies to those receiving insurance through the federal exchanges. The law, as written, only provides for federal subsidies to flow through the state exchanges. Does Wisconsin need to Act, or is it up to Congress and President Obama? Read More »

NFL Players Association Offers Weak Argument Against Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By Nick Novak | Posted March 5, 2015 2:00 AM
NFL Players Association Offers Weak Argument Against Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - It's almost touching to see professional athletes, or at least their unions, attempt to feel for the common man that spends entire paychecks to take their families to a ballgame to watch the athletes play. Read More »

Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 4, 2015 4:00 AM
Do Taxpayers Benefit from Government Investing in Sports Arenas?

MacIver Perspective by James Wigderson - In 2012, the city of Phoenix put up $1.5 million for repairs to Maryvale, of which $1 million will be reimbursed by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority in 2021. The city estimated the team brings $3 million annually in economic activity, according to the Arizona Republic. The Brewers lease requires the team to give a year's notice before moving. Read More »

Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 4, 2015 2:00 AM
Rep. Joel Kleefisch Shares his Thoughts on Right-to-Work

MacIver Perspective by Rep. Joel Kleefisch - This week, Wisconsin will become the 25th state in the nation to recognize the importance of worker freedom by sending "Right to Work" legislation to the Governor's desk. Read More »

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