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RightWisconsin: The Week In Review

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In case you missed them, here are some of the highlights from our first week of RightWisconsin: (While you are at it, check out our 24/7 FEED.)

The Fight Ahead, By Senator Ron Johnson

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A reporter came up to me in the halls of the Capitol after the inauguration and asked if I was surprised by the partisan tone of President Obamas speech. I responded,Not at all.

Lets be honest, November 6, 2012 was not a good day for America.

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Gwen Moore, ATF Apologist

 

In the wake of Milwaukee's own fast & Furious-style FUBAR, it's worth asking: who has been the incompetent ATF's biggest cheerleader... and protector? None other than or own Gwen Moore.

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Are Conservatives The Stupid Party? By Charles Sykes

The answer, unfortunately, is sometimes yes.

That’s not an easy admission to make, and it’s understandably not particularly welcome among the conservative clan, which has chafed under the jab for most of the last two centuries...

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Yeah, Maybe Chris Abele Should Shut Up About Law Enforcement Issues

In a week of epic David Clarke smackdowns, this one stands out.

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Dominic's Story

This is a powerful and moving story of faith, life, and medical miracles.

And it involves one of southeastern Wisconsin's most prominent judges.

The Boston Globe chronicles the agonizing choice that Mark and Mary Gundrum made to carry Dominic to full term, despite a grim diagnosis. The baby "had an encephalocele, a rare disorder in which part of the brain was exposed, covered in skin, outside the head. In this case, the brain was growing down into the roof of the mouth and protruding onto the face."

 "If Gundrum decided to continue the pregnancy, she and her husband, Mark, were told, the baby might not make it to birth. Or he might be born, but die a few hours later. Or he might be severely disabled."

Here is where Gundrum's faith came into play. And it turned out to be decisive

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New Mining Tax Pushed By... Republicans? By Charles Sykes 

Last week, our friends from the Wisconsin Club for Growth noted that:  “An important key to realizing the benefits of pro-growth policies is that first, the economy expands and then tax revenues flow, not the other way around.”

That bore repeating because, “some legislators are scheming to tax prospective mining operations before they generate any proceeds.”

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What Hath Clarke Wrought?

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. regularly performs an indispensable public service by provoking his critics into exposing themselves.

He did it again last Friday, when his new PSA on guns and self-defense inspired a genuinely over-the-top and unusually clueless response by media/political opponents of gun rights.

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Dan Bice, Chris Abele, and Media Trackers Walk Into a Bar...

No, there’s no joke here, but we saw a rather unusual alignment yesterday

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Dispatches From Madison By David Blaska

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Advice to Republicans: Ignore Democratic Triumphalism. By John McAdams

If you listen to what the pundits are saying in the wake of the 2012 presidential election, Republicans might as well fold up their tents and go home.

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