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12/02/13

Progressivism in the crosshairs

Now that Democrats have made their peace with the one percent, in the person of Mary Burke, the party bosses’ handpicked candidate for governor, it is safe to be successful again — especially if you inherited your wealth. Having used it to defeat Mitt Romney, the class warfare meme has served its purpose. Now our progressive acquaintances are stuck with Barack Obama for another three years, after which time the (un)Affordable Health Care act website may be up and running.

Posted at 06:59 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

11/27/13

Meet John Doe 2: an assault on political speech

Pre-dawn raids on private homes. Imprisonment until the suspect “talks.” Orders to empty your pockets to see what we can find. No, not Putin’s Russia. But, like his reaction to Pussy Riot, Wisconsin’s speech gauleiters are convinced that someone, somewhere might be committing political speech without jumping through the authorities’ hoops.

Posted at 08:17 AM | Permalink | Comments: 9

11/25/13

Why is this woman Wisconsin progressives’ worst nightmare?

Mainstream news media and online bloggers here in the Emerald City took zero notice of the special Assembly election last week in Milwaukee County. Is it because the results in the 21st District did not conform to the progressive narrative? That narrative reads that Republicans have declared war on women, that the Republican Party is whiter than lard on Wonder Bread, that school choice is a Koch Brothers plot, that Act 10 will fall like the walls of Jericho to progressive vuvuzelas.

Posted at 07:23 AM | Permalink | Comments: 8

11/21/13

50 years ago we suffered a national wound that has not healed

It amazes me that so many of my associates have no memory of that black Friday in Dallas 50 years ago. They have a good excuse; they weren’t born yet. Like everyone of a certain age, we remember exactly where we were on Nov. 22, 1963. It remains the defining moment of our aging baby boom generation.

Posted at 09:50 AM | Permalink | Comments: 5

11/18/13

If you don’t like big government, you can vote against it

Architects of the greatest progressive overreach since Prohibition are reeling. Tammy Baldwin is begging Scott Walker to save health care for the poor. La Crosse Democrat Ron Kind voted Friday for the Republicans’ “Keep Your Health Care Plan,” a measure the White House said would “gut” the law. The shine on Hillary in 2016 is fading with reminders of Hillarycare. Was Ted Cruz right after all?

Posted at 08:43 AM | Permalink | Comments: 14

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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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