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Yes, Guys And Dolls Will Survive Scott Walker

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Yes, Guys and Dolls Will Survive Scott Walker By Charlie Sykes

Your daily dose of Walker Derangement Syndrome comes courtesy of Steve Rundio, the editor of the Tomah newspapers.

Rundio worries at some length that Governor Scott Walker’s plans for higher education put in doubt such invaluable cultural events as the production of "Guys and Dolls" by students at University of Wisconsin-Baraboo. Once upon a time, Rundio was in the chorus of one production, and it apparently left a deep and lasting impression...

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Tammy Baldwin's Silence on Civil Liberties By Collin Roth

For nearly 13 hours on Wednesday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul filibustered the confirmation vote for CIA director nominee John Brennan. Paul's filibuster successfully got the Obama administration to issue a statement saying they would not kill American citizens with drones on American soil without due process. The epic filibuster saw 13 Republican Senators and one Democrat assist. Among those who supported Senator Paul was Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.

Even the American Civil Liberties Union and Left-Wing anti-war group Code Pink endorsed Sen. Paul’s filibuster.

But where was the other Senator from Wisconsin?

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Paul Ryan Tries To Stop Another Train Boondoggle

With the unceremonious ending of plans for a half-fast train in Wisconsin and the ever-shrinking prospects for an expensive trolley in downtown Milwaukee, it's sometimes easy to forget the left's continuing obsession with spending billions of dollars on high speed trains elsewhere

. Even with budget cuts that apparently mean we cannot afford to let schoolchildren tour the White House, the Obama Administration is pressing ahead with plans for boondoggles like the Xpress West, a $5.5 billion train to Vegas.

On Friday, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) sent a letter to train hobbyist Ray LaHood urging him to scrap the idea.

 

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