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No flags, no police widows at the Democrats’ house of despair

The news today is that charges have been dropped against the last three defendants in the political prosecution of six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray.

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Madison Council hears that Blue Lives Matter

It was a most remarkable thing, last week’s Madison Common Council meeting. For perhaps the first time, the city’s elected leaders and many in the city itself got to hear from the people — real, actual human beings — who serve as sworn officers of our Madison Police Department.

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For this voter, it’s all about Pence, Hillary, and Scalia

The morning message from Scott Walker to delegates to the Republican National Convention here in Cleveland amounts to this: Swallow hard.

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Cleveland Republicans are what democracy looks like, I suppose

Okay, so we got rolled. I am an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. We’re meeting at the Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cleveland Cavaliers won the city’s first championship. But the delegation would not permit me onto the floor until the convention rules were enacted. Those rules bound delegates to their state’s presidential-preference primary election results.

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The war on police takes more casualties

I’m in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, looking down from the brand new Hilton Hotel over Lake Erie. In between, the flags at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse fly at half-mast.

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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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