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09/30/16

Trump is victim in crazy conspiracies

The great thing about a conspiracy theory is that everything confirms your conspiracy theory and when it doesn’t you paint that as part of the cover-up.

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09/29/16

Madison has food; we want safety

Madison city government is frustrating. Mayor Paul Soglin really gets it about preserving public spaces. He is absolutely correct about vagrants commandeering sidewalks to sleep off their hangovers. The Common Council, on the other hand, defeated his proposed ordinance banning the practice between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (notice: no ban overnight!) on an 11–7 vote.

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09/27/16

Hillary scores but doesn’t put Trump away

The Squire is snorting through his thoughts — sorry, I meant “sorting” — on Monday nights' rumble in the jungle at Hofstra University, which posted a trigger warning — an actual sign with the heading “Trigger Warning” at the entrance to the debate hall. The sign warned that the subject of sexual assault might be mentioned. But Trump never mentioned Juanita Broaddrick by name. Or Paula Jones. Or Gennifer Flowers. Or …

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09/23/16

One Democrat(ic) mayor speaks up for the police and against Marxism, but not Soglin

“Leftism’s guiding principle is the Marxist concept that people are divided into classes of oppressors and oppressed,” St. Louis University professor Warren Treadgold instructs in the September 19 Weekly Standard magazine

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09/19/16

Republicans take a fork in the (disintegrating?) roads

Nothing is as cohesive or disciplined as a legislature with a one-vote majority. But give any party some cushion and watch its members go free range. That is what is happening to Scott Walker and his Republican legislature.

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About This Blog

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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