by THE EDITORS (National Review)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions should reconsider his plan to expand the use of civil asset forfeiture in the service of the so-called war on drugs. If he fails to do so, Congress should reconsider it for him ,indeed, Congress ought to act on asset-forfeiture reform irrespective of the attorney generals views on the matter. Full Story....Here
In recent days, college students have shouted down, pepper-sprayed, punched, and otherwise shut down the campus guests whose ideas they considered offensive.
Unless we want this depressing trend to continue indefinitely until free speech has been shuttered not only on university campuses, but in coffee shops, churches, and public squares ”Americans must make anew the case for free speech. Full Story....Here
(Spoiler Alert: If you find slavery or infanticide disturbing, you may be too squeamish to read further.)
A perfect crystallization of the full heart and soul of socialized or "single payer" health care is on display in the story of Charlie Gard, a ten-month-old infant with a life-threatening genetic condition, and his parents, Chris and Connie, whose desperate efforts to save their child have been diverted, and finally thwarted, first by the British government and now by an entity with the perfectly Orwellian name "European Court of Human Rights." Full Story....Here
by Mark Steyn
Apologies to all my readers: Last week I carelessly wrote about President Trump's Warsaw speech as if the words therein corresponded to the definitions ascribed to them by Oxford, Webster's or any other English dictionary. My mistake. Apparently the plain meaning of the words is entirely irrelevant. Because the words aren't words per se, they're "dog whistles": Full bore Mark Steyn snark....Here
New employment numbers show Wisconsin surpassed many of its Midwest neighbors in creating new manufacturing jobs over the past year, prompting one Wisconsin business leader to put out the welcome mat to Illinois workers.
Wisconsin added 3,000 manufacturing jobs between March 2016 and March of this year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. That amounted to a 0.6 percent gain in manufacturing employment, the 15th highest gain among the 50 states. Full Story....Here
By Bill Osmulski
[Grant, Wisc...] Local governments are responsible for maintaining local roads, but through current transportation funding mechanisms, many push that responsibility onto the state, and then argue for even more financial help.
However, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's guidance to local governments explains that state aid is simply meant to help "offset" local expenses. It does not supplant the local government's responsibilities. Full Story....Here
By Tyler Brandt
[Milwaukee, Wis...] The Milwaukee County Zoo is scheduled to open a new welcome center and otter exhibit this August on the west side of the grounds. While the zoo's persistent push to improve its facilities and add new attractions to draw in more visitors is not surprising, what is surprising is where the almost $13 million in funding came from: the Wisconsin state transportation fund. Full Story....Here