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Baker wins in Masterpiece Cakeshop case

Posted by richardmoore on June 4, 2018 at 4:35 PM

In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court has sided with a Colorado baker who said that his religious beliefs prevented him for creating a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.

It was a narrow ruling, to be sure. It did not give religious business owners the right to deny service to homosexuals, only that the baker, though he is open to the public, didn’t have to use his creative talents to create a cake for an event that runs against his r...

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Getting what they so richly deserve

Posted by richardmoore on April 5, 2018 at 8:20 AM

A Lakeland Times Our View by Gregg Walker and Richard Moore

Several months ago, when the GOP-controlled Congress passed a $1.4-trillion tax cut, we opined that America could be on the verge of a golden era of prosperity — that we could be on the verge of making America great again.

But, we cautioned, one thing had to happen, or potential s...

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Federal court throws out parts of collective bargaining law

Posted by richardmoore on March 30, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Ruled a violation of First Amenddent rights because the state denies sweeping union privileges to most union workers but let police and fire unions keep them. In other words, discrimination. I haven't read the decison, so I'm getting this up from early news reports. Will report back with more detail. Stay tuned.

Busy political morning

Posted by richardmoore on March 30, 2012 at 11:35 AM

First, as expected, GAB officially confirms recalls against Walker, Kleefisch, and the four GOP senators (now three, but a fourth election will be held anyway). Mark May 8 and especially June 5 on your calendars as must days to vote.

Second, Paul Ryan has endorsed Romney. Yikes! I guess that's the fat lady singing.

NBC/Marist poll shows governor's recall split, with 46 percent supporting Walker and 48 percent saying they'll vote for the Democrat. Walk...

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Tiffany to run for Senate

Posted by richardmoore on March 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

State Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will announce his candidacy for the state Senate tomorrow, sources say. Tiffany will unveil his campaign at scheduled press conferences tomorrow morning in Rhinelander and Merrill.

Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover) recently announced he would not seek re-election to the Northwoods seat, the 12th district.

Now they're protesting against themselves

Posted by richardmoore on March 28, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Journal Sentinel: Union members protest at Barrett fundraiser

More bad economic news this morning

Posted by richardmoore on March 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

But mainstream press says, "What? Me worry?"



A new S&P/Case-Shiller report this morning shows that home prices dropped for the fifth consecutive month in January, sinking to their lowest point since 2002. The average home sold in January lost .8 percent of its value, compared with a month earlier, and prices were down 3.8 percent from a year ago. Home prices have fallen 34.4 percent from their July 2006 peak.


And that's not all the bad ne...

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What would Jesus do?

Posted by richardmoore on March 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM

It’s a question the Democrats should probably be asking themselves when it comes to the 12th Senate District, after Jim Holperin dropped his retirement bombshell last week. That they will have big problems keeping this seat is an understatement.

For one thing, no big Democratic names come immediately to mind, but one Republican does: Rep. Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst. Tiffany has already run that race twice, both times respectably, so he has the infrastructure and the...

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Breaking news: Sen. Pam Galloway resigns from Senate

Posted by richardmoore on March 17, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Citing sudden medical problems in her family, state Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau) stunned the state's political community today, announcing her resignation from the Senate. She had been facing a summer recall election.


For the short term, her departure leaves the Senate with 16 Democrats and 16 Republicans. That will change shortly depending on the outcome of this summer's recall races.


As for the recall in Galloway's district, that can't be undone, accord...

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Wolf hunt bill passes Assembly

Posted by richardmoore on March 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

A measure authorizing an annual wolf hunt has passed the Assembly. It had already passed the Senate and so goes now to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Here's partial analysis from the Legislative Reference Bureau. The actual legislation can be found here.

"This bill requires the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to issue wolf harvesting licenses if the wolf is removed fr...

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