MacIver Institute Tag Archive


  • Inside Scott Walker’s Secret Brain Trust

    "The MacIver Institute is a propaganda factory for the failed Walker policies that have put Wisconsin near the bottom of the Midwest in job creation.”

    Daily Beast, 04/16/2015
  • Following the Money Behind ‘right-to-work’

    The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now released research on the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair.

    Wisconsin Gazette, 02/24/2015
  • The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

    The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.

    Cody Oliphant, 10/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair’s Fingerprints on Latest Political Hit Job to Try to Maintain Power for Gov. Walker

    A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/30/2014
  • S Is for Shill

    This report exposes the web of right-wing funders advancing a radical school privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups, with special focus on the Bradley Foundation, headed by Scott Walker's campaign co-chair Michael Grebe.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2013
  • See How the Bradley Foundation Influences the Right-Wing Infrastructure

    From Michael Grebe and Scott Walker to Paul Ryan and the Tea Party, see how the Bradley Foundation funds the right wing infrastructure.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/10/2013
  • Anatomy of a Right-wing Smear Campaign, Volume One

    On Tuesday, the community and labor group Wisconsin Jobs Now was cleared of wrongdoing during this summer's recall elections against Senate Republicans.

    Cody Oliphant, 12/06/2011
  • Koch Group Selling Walker Agenda Ahead of Recall

    Koch Industries and its front group Americans for Prosperity spent roughly a million dollars helping to put Scott Walker in the governor’s mansion and another half a million dollars protecting his recalled state...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/25/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Open Records Request to Anti-working Family Senators

    One Wisconsin Now filed the following Open Records request today with the 18 Wisconsin Senators who illegally passed Gov. Walker’s attack on the rights of working families in March. We look forward...

    Scot Ross, 04/17/2011
  • The Latest ‘That’s Debatable’ — Primary Night Wrap-Up

    Brian Fraley of the MacIver Institute and your pal from One Wisconsin Now talk about what all went down during Tuesday’s Wisconsin Primary Election. Tasty. http://wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=30168

    Scot Ross, 09/16/2010
  • The Latest “That’s Debatable” — Fundraisers, FEMA and Trains

    “That’s Debatable” is a weekly column published by WisOpinion.com featuring One WI Now’s Scot Ross debating Brian Fraley from the conservative MacIver Institute on the ‘hot topic’ of the week. This week’s...

    Robert Doeckel, 08/19/2010
  • That’s Debatable: Supreme Court Decision on Patient Compensation

    Gentlereaders, submitted for your approval or outrage, the latest head-to-head by the MacIver Institute’s Brian Fraley and yours truly. This week’s subject: the Supreme Court’s decision on the state’s patient compensation fund....

    Scot Ross, 07/21/2010
  • More Scientists Cleared of Any Wrong Doing in “Climategate”

    When the “TRUTH!!” about “THE CONSPIRACY!!!” behind “THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX!!!” was finally “revealed,” right-wing groups and their cronies in the corporate media practically trampled each other in their excitement to report...

    Robert Doeckel, 07/01/2010
  • Bailed Out Banksters Hatched Callous Overdraft Scheme

    While millions of Americans are fighting for survival ‘€“ whether it’€™s to keep their homes or keep their jobs ‘€“ it appears financial industry banksters have been lining their pockets through a...

    Cody Oliphant, 04/05/2010
  • Play-by-play: Walker Playing Politics With Job Creation

    Try to follow along as Scott Walker, Fred Luber (MacIver Institute Chair, Super Steel Chair, and Scott Walker Campaign Finance Co-Chair), and right-wing leaders play politics with job creation. Let’€™s watch. Right...

    Cody Oliphant, 03/17/2010
  • Thompson “Dithering”

    Yet another story has popped about Republican Tommy Thompson maybe/maybe not throwing his hat in a race somewhere in Wisconsin. But the real question is: will the right wing call it “dithering”?The...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/03/2010
  • That’s Debatable: MacIver’s Ideological News Service

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion “That’s Debatable” featuring One WI Now’s Executive Director, Scot Ross on the MacIver Institute’s fake news service — check it out! http://www.wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=25627

    Robert Doeckel, 01/14/2010
  • Progressive Alert: MacIver Institute’s Phony ‘Reporting’

    Over the past months, a staffer from the conservative MacIver Institute has been attending press conferences in Madison and Milwaukee, armed with a camera to take footage and attempt to get interviews...

    Scot Ross, 01/07/2010
  • That’s Debatable: Most Hyped Story of 2009?

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion feature ‘That’s Debatable’ in which One WI Now Executive Director Scot Ross takes on Brian Fraley from the conservative MacIver Institute. This week’s topic is the most hyped...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/16/2009
  • That’s Debatable: Sarah Palin’s Recent Visit to Milwaukee

    Each week on WisOpinion.com, One WI Now Executive Director Scot Ross goes toe-to-toe with conservative Brian Fraley from the MacIver Insitute — here’s a link to the latest post on Sarah “Her...

    Robert Doeckel, 11/15/2009
  • MacIver Defense of Tax Foundation Just More Right Wing Backscratching

    The right wing water cooler was abuzz this week over the effrontery of the Institute for Wisconsin’€™s Future. IWF, one of Wisconsin’€™s few think tanks that doesn’€™t hock regressive tax policy, was...

    Scot Ross, 11/11/2009
  • More Jobs Coming to Wisconsin: WMC Scare Tactics = #epicfail

    Once again despite the efforts of the states most notorious corporate tax loophole lobby group, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, more jobs are coming to Wisconsin. Republic Airways to add up to 800...

    Robert Doeckel, 11/10/2009
  • Are MacIver, WPRI and AFP Ready for the Right Wing Toga Party?

    Two of Wisconsin’€™s leading right wing organizations are members the State Policy Network, a national group that helps organizations push out anti-public education information.

    Scot Ross, 10/30/2009
  • MacIver Also Watching Stimulation Closely

    Scott Walker got called out recently for sitting by and watching as Wisconsin and the U.S. stimulate Milwaukee County’€™s economy for him. Now the conservative MacIver Institute has created a project called...

    Cody Oliphant, 08/09/2009
  • Principles for Sale: ACU-FedEx, WIL-K12 Inc?

    The American Conservative Union (ACU) was put on the defensive this week after POLITICO revealed it attempted netting $3 million from FedEx in exchange for executing a huge campaign to support FedEx-friendly...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/21/2009
  • Hate-speech in 140 Characters or Less

    Stories about conservative public figures disseminating racist “jokes” have grown in the past six months. And thanks to a story in the MJS we can now add the conservative MacIver Institute’€™s resident...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/05/2009
  • The MacIver Institute for Public Policy Charts a Bold New Policy Path…

    …by proposing the same failed Bush policies that ran our economy into the ground in the first place. The MacIver Institute of Public Policy’s criticism of the recently passed budget reads like...

    Anna Landmark, 06/29/2009
  • MacIver: Questionable Study, Questionable Timing

    A joint study from the conservative MacIver Institute and the anti public school Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice makes the claim that high school dropouts are a burden to taxpayers of Wisconsin....

    Cody Oliphant, 04/02/2009
  • Fernandez, Koschnick Join the Conservative Circus

    There’€™s a huge rift in conservatism these days. On the one hand, you have a faction that looks back in dismay at three losing election cycles and is trying to retool their...

    Cody Oliphant, 03/08/2009
  • Jim Troupis: Know Your Republican MacIver Institute Board Member

    Now that the Republicans have opened the MacIver Institute, One Wisconsin Now thought it might be good for the media to have information on exactly who the leaders of this Republican operation are.

    Scot Ross, 03/05/2009