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New Report Says Teachers Stopped “Fleeing” Wisconsin Years Ago

A new report from the non-partisan Wisconsin Policy Forum, the name for the newly-merged Madison-based Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum, may put a dent in a popular Democratic narrative about Act 10’s effect on the Badger State. It seems that teachers aren’t fleeing Wisconsin as so many have liked to claim; […]

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Dallet’s Light Sentences: A Pattern?

The analyst consensus from Tuesday’s state supreme court primary was that experience mattered to voters. Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet advanced, while Madison attorney Tim Burns finished a distant third. Screnock and Dallet also indicated they felt their bench experience helped them. With experience comes a track record. And […]

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Burns Got No Lift From the “Revolution”

Last fall, Madison attorney Tim Burns sought and secured an endorsement from the far left group Our Wisconsin Revolution for his candidacy in the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary. Comprised largely of the remnants of the failed Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, the group touts lists of activists and supporters online, but the results of the most […]

Education

MMAC Backs MU Over McAdams in Free Speech Fight

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court for permission to file a non-party brief in defense of Marquette University’s decision to fire Professor John McAdams. Why would a business organization wade into a free speech court battle between a university and a professor? […]

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AG Race: Out of State Kaul Haul

Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul is among Democrats who received campaign contributions from businessman Mark Bakken, who is caught up in a sexual harassment case. The $20,000 contribution from Bakken is also notable because it is one of eight that total $95,000, or more than 20% of the $410,000 Kaul has raised from individual contributions, according […]

AR-15, Fact and Fiction

“Following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the U.S. is once again confronted with the question of how these terrible acts of meaningless violence could be halted. So far, the mainstream media and the anti-gun left have generally called for “tougher gun laws,” sometime including universal background checks. In an effort to understand the situation […]

Kohler Worker Claims Intimidation Tactics By Union

A worker at Kohler Company’s Sheboygan County facility is claiming UAW Local 833 is using intimidation to pressure him into joining the union.  Joshua Herr told Media Trackers that he has worked in the pottery division for about seven months but has decided not to join the union, an option he has under a Right […]

After FL Shooting, The Media Resurrects Australia Gun Confiscation

Written By Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader “After nearly every mass shooting in America, some media outlets point to a 1996 Australia gun confiscation law as a potential template for the U.S. to use in dealing with mass shootings here. Wednesday’s horrific high school shooting in Parkland Florida is no exception to that […]

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A Tale of Two Dallets

Media Trackers previously reported that Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Judge Rebecca Dallet’s identity as the moderate candidate in the race appeared to be shifting, seemingly due to the influence of unabashedly liberal candidate Tim Burns. Even more telling, comparing Dallet’s most recent television and web ads seems to show a candidate with split views, with […]

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Randy Bryce No Stranger to Social Media Controversy

With much of the media obsessed over a now-deleted “$1.50 Tweet” by House Speaker Paul Ryan, they might find gold going through the archives of the man hoping to defeat him. Randy Bryce, the self-proclaimed “Iron Stache” and hope of progressives nationwide to defeat the House GOP leader, is no stranger to controversial moments on […]