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with David Blaska

08/31/15

Crime? Reverse the charges, depending on race

And they say there’s no waste in the UW System that can be cut.

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08/28/15

Milking need not be back breaking anymore

So many of the older farmers I encountered as a kid complained of arthritic joints.

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08/27/15

Changing nature of today’s family farm in evidence at Farm Tech Days

Change is a constant in a dynamic society, and that can be unsettling to those who cannot adapt. Certainly, American agriculture has changed. It is riding the bio- and info-tech revolution to new and dizzying heights. But those advances are still rooted in the religious, patriotic, and family values of rural America, as evidenced on the three-generation Statz Brothers Farm east of Sun Prairie.

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08/25/15

The road less traveled

Took the road less traveled Saturday, with no particular place to go, as Chuck Berry sang. Is that the ultimate freedom?

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08/18/15

The solution to downtown vagrancy: send out the paddy wagon

It is a common and most dangerous mistake to assume that everyone thinks as you do — that everyone thinks rationally. Would you have believed it if, 15 years ago, you had been told people would fly a passenger jet airliner into a Manhattan skyscraper?

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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