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This, that, and ‘deliberately creating havoc’

As the talented Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal might say, let’s talk about this, that, and the other thing.

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Walker haters got to hate; cue the vitriol

A Republican governor appoints conservatives to the UW Board of Regents and the Dane County bench. Cue the vuvuzela symphony! Liberals, progressives, and socialists are outraged. Oh my!

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Madison liberals are making the case for school choice

Can you blame parents for wanting out of our public schools? Taxpayers for balking at more spending? Republican legislators for promoting alternatives to the public school monopoly?

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Shooting nine politically incorrect questions at troubled neighborhoods near you

We welcome the Wisconsin State Journal’s interest in the gun battle raging in the city of Madison — 35 separate incidents so far this year and the weather has yet to really heat up. Law-abiding residents are hitting the deck to avoid the crossfire — inside their own homes! They’re making plans to send children away for the summer as Londoners did in 1940 when preparing for the Nazi invasion.

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Texas’ outlaw motorcycle gangs

I tell my acquaintances that I’m an antisocial outlaw biker. Gadzooks! What was that in Waco, Texas? Nine dead and 18 injured — some of them from police gunfire; 130 arrested?

Posted at 02:15 PM | Permalink | Comments

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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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