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04/23/14

Progressives move into Verona, run for office

“Verona has never seen an election cycle like this,” The Verona Press marveled after the April 2013 municipal election. No one could remember when all four incumbent aldermen in an election cycle had been challenged, much less defeated.

Posted at 07:43 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

04/22/14

Verona succumbed to the Capitol protests in 2012

Barely a year had passed since the massive protests on Madison’s Capitol Square over Scott Walker’s collective bargaining reforms. April 2012 was hardly a propitious time to run as a conservative in Dane County. In that spring election, conservative representation on the 37-member Dane County Board — as late as 1996 a majority — had been reduced to a lonely eight.

Posted at 07:59 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

04/22/14

Go, Brett Hulsey, go!

Say what you will about Brett Hulsey (and the John Cusack movie "Say Anything" suggests itself), the man is interesting. And he’s no dummy. In announcing his candidacy for governor Monday, he made the intelligent choice. He could not get re-elected from his State Assembly seat here in Madison after his bizarre behavior of the past couple years.

Posted at 07:10 AM | Permalink | Comments: 11

04/21/14

Verona fights back against the progressives

Nicknamed “Hometown USA,” the city of Verona is said to house more state employees per capita than Madison, just up U.S. Highway 151. Not long ago, progressives — mostly newcomers — came down that road to ambush longtime city leaders and take over Verona government, much to everyone’s surprise. In this April 1 spring election, the citizens of Verona took back their community.

Posted at 07:15 AM | Permalink | Comments: 7

04/16/14

Madison’s Landmarks Commission is the triumph of progressivism

Dave Cieslewicz may not be right, but he is correct. Once endorsed by Progressive Dane, Mr. C. is beginning to get the big picture: The City of Madison’s Landmarks Commission is an undemocratic, anti-people disgrace. Yes, this bureaucracy is an exemplar of high progressivism.

Posted at 08:12 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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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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