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How CREW Chair Norm Eisen Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nordstrom Corporation

Less than a year ago, Norm Eisen, in his capacity as a fellow at the Brookings Institution, convened a campaign finance “Solutions Summit” that brought together a meeting of regulation advocates whose supposed solutions differ about as much as Oxford blue and Midnight blue. It wasn’t a conference; it was a trade show. Around the same time, Eisen co-authored an op/ed repeating an ever-recurring refrain to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which enabled corporations and unions to independently speak out about candidates for office. The vitriol directed at corporations by reformers in the wake of the case is difficult to understate.

But a strange thing happened yesterday: Norm Eisen found a reason to love at least one corporation, Nordstrom.

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Article V

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
Thos. Jefferson et al., Declaration of Independence, 1776

Purpose

Article V of the United States Constitution has attracted interest lately as more people have become frustrated with Washington, D.C., and with standard politics. Article V sets out the process for amending the Constitution. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief introduction to the U.S. Constitution's processes for amending it. It takes no position on any of the many proposed amendments, and no position on which process to use to amend the Constitution.

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Majority of Wyoming Citizens Support the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

In a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Wyoming Liberty Group, Wyoming taxpayers overwhelmingly supported our Taxpayer Protection Pledge by saying they would be much more likely to vote for a candidate who had signed the pledge.  In the same poll, voters said they believed Wyoming could get it's deficit spending under control through cuts in state spending and not through tax increases.  Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks with Amy Edmonds about these important topics in this week's podcast.  

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Do Yearly Test Scores Really Show Us the Big Picture?

Every year we hear Wyoming test scores have gone up or they have gone down, but what's the REAL story?  Listen in as Amy Edmonds talks with Wyoming Liberty Group's new education finance analyst Bob Nelson. He tells us his first impressions of Wyoming's school funding system and its performance results over the past decade.  Year-to-year headlines can be dangerously short-sighted in the picture they show of what's happening with education in Wyoming.

Join in as Bob tells us what is really happening in Wyoming when we look at test results over a longer period of time.  

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Voters must do hard work to choose next mayor

When Cheyenne voters rejected the city administrator proposal last fall, they reaffirmed their commitment to vote responsibly and placed a special emphasis on this year’s mayoral elections. Those same voters must now examine each candidate and vote for who is best-equipped to do the day-to-day job of managing the city. It is never an easy job, and the fact that ten people filed applications for mayor makes vetting the candidates even more difficult.

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Elections and voting responsibly

Boyd Wiggams calls on voters to do the hard work at election time. Ask whether your candidate understands the limited role of government and whether they have the ability to do the job if elected.

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Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall discuss political leaflets and yard signs

Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall discussed placing leaflets on car windows, political yard signs and constitutional free speech protection on KGAB. Cheyenne, like many governments, has a history of trying regulation speech. Boyd Wiggam and Doug Randall the recent history of censorship in Cheyenne, the recent discussion about the right of individuals to put flyers or leaflets on car windows, and ongoing complaints about unpopular political yard signs.

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