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Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols is a former columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He now works for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI).

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The Contrarian: The Myth of Easy Prison Reform
The Contrarian

The Myth of Easy Prison Reform

It’s caused by misinformation about “non-violent offenders” and “crimeless revocations.”

The Contrarian: The Dark Side of Justice Abrahamson
The Contrarian

The Dark Side of Justice Abrahamson

A great legal scholar, but her style created bitter turmoil on the court.

Op Ed: Road Tolls Are Best Way to Fund Highways
Op Ed

Road Tolls Are Best Way to Fund Highways

Wisconsin could pioneer 21st Century approach to solve the problem.

Wisconsin Free Market Groups: Senate Was Right to Reject Kimberly- Clark Bailout
Press Release

Wisconsin Free Market Groups: Senate Was Right to Reject Kimberly- Clark Bailout

The death of this “pay-to-stay” proposal is a victory for free market principles.

Tax attorney Jay Miller named Badger Institute Visiting Fellow
Press Release

Tax attorney Jay Miller named Badger Institute Visiting Fellow

Says 'there has never been more opportune moment' for Wisconsin tax reform

Value-Added Tolling would address Gov. Walker’s concerns
Press Release

Value-Added Tolling would address Gov. Walker’s concerns

Wisconsin ranks #38 in Reason Foundation's annual report on best and worst state highway systems

Theater: We Need ‘La Cage’ More Than Ever
Theater

We Need ‘La Cage’ More Than Ever

Skylight production of musical shows it’s still relevant -- and tons of fun.

The State of Politics: How to Change the State Tax Burden
The State of Politics

How to Change the State Tax Burden

New report proposes reducing property and income taxes by broadening the sales tax.

Murphy’s Law: The New Right-Wing Media
Murphy’s Law

The New Right-Wing Media

The state is a national leader in creating new conservative publications.

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Conservatives
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Conservatives

Bradley-funded think tank changes its polls and subsidizes Journal Sentinel’s right-wing columnist.

The Chatter: Will Allen Goes Viral
The Chatter

Will Allen Goes Viral

From ABC News to Colbert, everybody is celebrating Will Allen.

The Chatter: The Trial of Chris Abele
The Chatter

The Trial of Chris Abele

Sued by Shepherd Express editor Lou Fortis, Abele goes on the stand for allegedly stealing a film festival.

City Hall Is Worth Every Penny

City Hall Is Worth Every Penny

City Hall Originally uploaded by compujeramey Mike Nichols has an article in the Journal Sentinel lambasting politicians for their failings in properly estimating the cost of projects. Nichols gives me the feeling that he’s upset at Mayor Barrett for the expense of the City Hall and the coming need for a lift of the building […]