Northshore Garden Party Mon July 17

from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Special Guests:
Attorney General Brad Schimel
Senator Alberta Darling
WI GOP Chairman-Brad Courtney

Location:
Home of Jane and Jon Scherper
6819 N. Lake Drive, Fox Point, WI 53217

$25.00 per person, $40.00 per couple, $5.00 Student
Includes beverages, appetizers

RSVP to: Mary Sue Culbertson by Friday July 14th, at 414-507-4345 or marysuec@gmail.com

Checks Payable to the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC)
mail to: North Shore Republicans,
P.O. Box 170311, Milwaukee, WI 53217

The Perils of the Tribal Echo Chamber

Facebook screenshot of James Hodgkinson, suspected Scalise shooter, holding a sign reading “Tax the Rich.”

It has been the case for some years now that it is all too possible to enclose oneself in a bubble and never encounter contrary opinions. Contrary to the exaggerations of some talk radio hosts, there is no deliberate conspiracy on the part of “the media” to fabricate the news or falsely report events.

Reporters and columnists, like all other human beings, have their biases and are fallible. Mistakes happen and exaggerations occur. Sometimes they are deliberate; often they are subconscious.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

The ‘Simple’ Rules for Fighting Federal Asset Forfeiture

Get out your magnifying glass for this flowchart.

The Heritage Foundation, as part of a multipartisan effort to help educate Americans about our abuse-prone police civil asset forfeiture system, has produced a lovely pamphlet explaining how the whole racket works, complete with an illustrated story.

Read more by Scott Shackford at Reason.com

How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration

–SNIP–A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immigration in ways that would shock many progressives today.

In 2005, a left-leaning blogger wrote, “Illegal immigration wreaks havoc economically, socially, and culturally; makes a mockery of the rule of law; and is disgraceful just on basic fairness grounds alone.” In 2006, a liberal columnist wrote that “immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants” and that “the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also pretty clear.” His conclusion: “We’ll need to reduce the inflow of low-skill immigrants.” That same year, a Democratic senator wrote, “When I see Mexican flags waved at proimmigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.”

The blogger was Glenn Greenwald. The columnist was Paul Krugman. The senator was Barack Obama.

Read more by Peter Beinart at theAtlantic.com