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…