Chris Rochester

The Top Ten Stories of 2017

Looking back on the past year, it can be easy to just see a blur. From Foxconn to John Doe, from Russia to Weinstein, the 24/7 news cycle was running at full tilt all year. Despite that – or maybe because of it – it can be easy to lose sight of even the biggest stories. That’s where your friends at the MacIver Institute come in. In our final annual wrap-up of 2017, we revisit some of the biggest stories in the state and nation. Some were in the headlines for a few months (like Foxconn), some were in...

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MacIver PSA: Amazon Prime Shoppers Urged to Call Price Police If They See A Really Good Deal

For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 MacIver PSA: Amazon Prime Shoppers Urged to Call Price Police If They See A Really Good Deal [Madison, Wis…] In a public service announcement released today, the MacIver Institute is warning online bargain hunters in Wisconsin to take extra caution when shopping Amazon on Monday and Tuesday. The state’s antiquated minimum markup law, which mandates higher prices for consumers and outlaws the sale of retail goods below cost, is in direct conflict with Amazon’s Prime Day. The minimum markup law makes it illegal for Amazon to give Wisconsinites low prices and sell deeply...

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@WILL on Twitter

13 hours ago
President Trump Discusses WILL's Campus Free Speech Lawsuit at the White House

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13 hours ago
"Even in the polite Midwest, the energy among Dems is not for moderation, compromise or solving problems – the very things Evers promised. It’s for expanding and empowering government, enacting job-killing tax increases, and hurting the private sector."

https://t.co/ch3U4MmGM7
14 hours ago
Summary of @realDonaldTrump signing of campus free speech executive order and highlights of our client, Polly Olsen:

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14 hours ago
Green Bay woman at center of free speech lawsuit against NWTC attends signing of Trump's executive order https://t.co/xr8BGHTivF @wilawliberty

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