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Young and Foolish, ‘crimes of poverty,’ and ‘white privilege’ have had their 15 minutes

Tell us this, Brandi Grayson: Were the three shootings over the weekend on the southwest side and at West Towne Mall “crimes of poverty”? Tell us this, Paul Fanlund: Are police the problem or the solution? Tell us this, County Sup. Leland Pan: Is the county jail an investment in a livable community?

Posted at 11:40 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14


Help Chief Koval keep folks out of jail: demand individual responsibility

I am blown away by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and said so Monday evening at the last of his recent series of community meetings, attended by a good 100 citizens at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Raymond Road in Meadowood.

Posted at 10:28 AM | Permalink | Comments: 13


‘Fascism has come to Illinois’

A Republican has been elected governor of our neighbor to the south, breaking 12 years of uninterrupted Democratic hegemony. That’s cause for name-calling and conspiracy mongering among the paranoid Left.

Posted at 03:11 PM | Permalink | Comments: 22


Madison teachers contract comes back to bite taxpayers

Like the Sun Prairie groundhog, the Madison school district’s teachers contract has come back to bite the taxpayer. The Madison Metropolitan School District is looking at a $20.8 million budget deficit next school year.

Posted at 10:25 AM | Permalink | Comments: 21


Make my whiskey local

Farmers, it is said, are the only entrepreneurs who buy at retail and sell at wholesale. But that’s only if you’re selling commodities. Raw milk is a commodity; processing it into an artisanal cheese adds value.

Posted at 01:17 PM | Permalink | Comments: 6

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About This Blog

Blaska is on double secret probation for unspecified violations of unwritten team rules. His return is listed as unavoidable. 

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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