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Education and Ethics: Doyle’s Worst Nightmare PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lorenzo Vicini   

The question was raised four years ago to then-Attorney General Jim Doyle as he hoped to win the race for governor: “What will you do to make tuition affordable for UW students?” He replied, “I’m going to make sure the university is affordable for every single student.” Asked if that included supporting a ten percent cap in the budget, Doyle quickly gave his support even adding that “frankly, ten percent seems a little high to me.” College students will go to the polls this November in hopes of electing a governor who will help our financial and educational situation.

It’s funny how things have changed since Doyle’s statements four years ago. What has happened since that commitment? Students in the UW system have seen their tuition increase not only ten or twenty percent but more than fifty percent according to a Journal Sentinel study! Doyle did keep his word to try and make our universities affordable to every student though – he tried to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (note the word “illegal”).  Furthermore, Doyle managed to decrease tuition for non-Wisconsin residents by $2000. I sense something wrong here. How is it that a governor who is supposed to be fighting for Wisconsin and its students is actually helping out everyone but native Wisconsinites?

A Response to Gay Marriage Advocates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dustin Wales   

On November 7th, Wisconsin citizens will get the opportunity to protect marriage by writing the definition of marriage into the State Constitution.  The amendment will appear on the ballot like this:

Marriage. Shall section 13 of article XIII of the constitution be created to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?”

A Breach of Contract PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Francis   

With the midterm elections about a month away, I am reminded of the 1994 House and Senate elections. At the time of the ‘94 midterms, the Republican Party had gone 40 years without holding a majority in the House or Senate. The 103rd Congress, which served from 1993 to 1994, had a Democratic Party majority of 258-176 in the House of Representatives and a 57-43 majority in the Senate.

During the fall of 1994, the GOP introduced the “Contract with America”. The contract, which borrowed heavily from the text of President Regan’s 1985 State of the Union address, was written mostly by Texas Representative Dick Armey and publicized and promoted by Georgia Representative Newt Gingrich. Armey and Gingrich’s contract promised floor votes on several pieces of legislation if the GOP were voted into the majority.

The promised legislation in the contract focused on economic issues and congressional reform. In November of 1994, the American electorate voted out of office 34 Democratic incumbents and when the dust had cleared the GOP held a 230-204 majority in the House and a 52-48 majority in the Senate.

The Left's War PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jake Creecy   
As any college student can tell you, the Politically Correct/Diversity cult’s influence on our campuses is ubiquitous. Their efforts have been successful in forcing mascot changes at many schools – not the least of which was the recent battle over Marquette University’s possible reversion back to the Warrior mascot. The Left also has been quite successful in silencing conservative thought by all manner of means. This ranges from threatening college newspapers that printed David Horowitz’s “Reparations for Slavery is a Bad Idea -- and Racist Too" in 2001 to the repeated vandalism of the house of a prominent member of a conservative newspaper published at Marquette University.

One of the Politically Correct/Diversity cult’s most odious attempts at forcing their vision upon our nation’s students has been the marginalization or even removal of the military presence on campuses. I think we are all familiar with the anti-ROTC bias that was prevalent in the late sixties. However, the newest form of anti-military bias is far more insidious than the overt protests held against the unpopular war in Vietnam.