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Wisconsin’s secret police
“Governmental accountability board? More like Wisconsin’s Secret Police” — U of Tennessee law prof Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today.
Leah Vukmir in the Wall Street Journal: “A rogue state agency took my personal emails and filed them under ‘opposition research.’ … [Milwaukee D.A.] Chisholm weaponized an arm of the government … to conduct paramilitary raids on people’s homes.”
The East German Stasi just happened in Wisconsin
Struggling young writer Christian Schneider in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Imagine finding out one day that your personal emails had been seized by a rogue state-sponsored bureaucrat fishing for damaging information. And that you had no idea until years after the fact that this government investigator had scooped up years of emails, soaking in your private secrets and filing them away for future use.
This isn’t a tale from the East German Stasi. It just happened in Wisconsin.
How about protecting private citizens’ information?
The Milw Journal Sentinel is concerned about “keeping important public records away from the citizens,” even if it involves sensitive police body camera videos. (Its editorial here.) How about keeping important private citizen records away from government? When will you speak out against the speech police abuses of the John Doe process?
America is Americans
“Diversity is not our strength. … Assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength.” U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
He had it coming!
from the Wall Street Journal:
For good reason, nobody is asking if Gwyneth Paltrow or Ashley Judd did something to annoy Harvey Weinstein. But the crack staff at [the Washington Post] thinks it’s perfectly appropriate in the Rand Paul case to suggest that [he] the assault victim might have had shortcomings in the area of lawn maintenance.
Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital
From the New York Times, “There Was No Peace Process for Trump to Destroy.”
When it becomes a frenzy
Letter to the editor re: New York public radio’s suspensions of on on-air personality. “Mr. Lopate was escorted out of WNYC without even being told the details of the charges so he can defend himself. I take sexual harassment very seriously, having been a victim myself, but I believe in due process …” — Cheryl Guttman, NYC.
Franken clears way for Trump impeachment effort?
Breitbart (first time I’ve deigned to quote them):
Thursday on MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle wondered if Fox News host Laura Ingraham was right that Democrats called for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) over sexual misconduct accusations as a political calculation that could eventually lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Cut Roy Moore loose
From the Wall Street Journal:
Monday brought Mr. Trump’s Moore endorsement, followed by a commitment of support from the Republican National Committee. The next day, Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his House seat, clearly under pressure from fellow Democrats. [Today: Al Franken resigns.]
Democrats are eliminating their stains while the Republicans are endorsing theirs. You have to believe in magic to think this is going to end well for Republicans.
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