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Cracking Washington’s Black Box

April 3, 2016 6:44 p.m. ET WSJ One reason Americans dislike Washington is that its denizens work so hard to obscure what they do. So it’s welcome news that someone wants to bring more transparency to the numbers and methods that are supposedly the basis for policy-making. The American Enterprise Institute will soon unveil its…

Trying to make winners out of losers

By now, most people probably know about one of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s biggest campaign gaffes to date: “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” As soon as I heard it, I tweeted: “Imagine a presidential candidate running for office based on putting people out of work?” I…

Helping Those who Pay the Least the Most

It was Winston Churchill who famously said, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Wisconsin Democrats are slow to admit the truth but quick to dress it up as something other than what it is. On the ridiculous meter, their shrill, alarmist claims…

Judge Kloppenburg Responds to Lack of Private Sector Experience Question

After the post-debate press conference on Tuesday evening, March 15th, editor Steve Welcenbach asked Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg about the apparent lack of private sector experience in her professional experience portfolio. Please watch and listen to her response in this video: Steve asks this question to the Judge: “Have you ever had…

Trump Vows to Cut EPA If Elected President

In a campaign-stop interview, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated statements he first made in early October about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being a prime target for budget cuts if he is elected president. The January 11 interview, which was conducted by The Wall Street Journal and New Hampshire television station WMUR, took place…