DAILY WISCONSIN

Federal Government

Precedent

At least with our homes we have some reasonable ways to know whether or not a government agent has entered it. With our technology, however, they could enter our computers, phones, tablets, etc., take whatever they want, and we would never know unless they decided to tell us. And there have been too many instances of that happening for the American people to feel comfortable giving the government even more tools to access our technology.

Perhaps if the government had behaved more responsibly with our civil liberties to date, this wouldn’t be much of an issue.

Via Obama Makes Case for Government Access to Private Property @ Boots & Sabers.

But the Treasury is displacing Hamilton?

“I’ve always found it a bit odd that we Americans choose to honor a man who hated the banking system, who sent thousands of Native Americans to their deaths by taking their land by force and who introduced the system of pork barrel spending and patronage to our political system with a spot on some…

Water

“The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to significantly cleaner natural bodies of water…

The Book on Prosecutorial Misconduct

U.S. Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) offered an unusual comment in last week’s confirmation hearings for the proposed new attorney general of the United States, Loretta Lynch. Hatch suggested the nominee read a book: Sidney Powell’s Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice (Brown Books Publishing Group, 2014). Hatch is right. Via US…

Eighth time’s the charm

The heading on the graphic was “Trust in Government?” And it had the following bullet points, which I’m displaying here as Todd read them (with all the items, but some extra words): Edward Snowden stealing NSA files The VA fakes wait times IRS losing emails Healthcare.gov doesn’t launch The president himself saying, “U.S. intelligence agencies…

But they’d much rather stay

The bill, by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would impose an immediate hiring freeze at the ATF and require a plan be submitted within six months on how to move its activities to other agencies. The bill calls for eliminating the agency a year after the bill’s final passage, moving its functions into the FBI,…

FBI Liar Still on The Job

The former chief of the FBI Milwaukee office — believed to have encouraged perjury and then lied to investigators — is worthless as a witness and dishonors an agency that places a premium on integrity, according to bureau veterans and law enforcement experts. But Teresa Carlson remains a high-ranking FBI official in Washington, D.C., and…