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05/01/15

Dane County towns want to secede from the leftist county board

The 35 town governments in Dane County have long chafed at county control of their zoning. Now they want out. The towns are seeking state legislation to exempt them from oversight by an increasingly leftist county board.

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04/29/15

Madison can smell Baltimore’s smoke

Baltimore has lessons for Madison.

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04/27/15

Three cheers for Paul Soglin –– ‘Enough is enough’ is right!

Madison’s on-and-off mayor these last 42 years finally acknowledged that, “The combination of City and County policies that encourage drifters to come to Madison, and the concerted efforts of others to send them here, has reached an intolerable level.”

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04/23/15

What if they invaded John Nichols’ house?

Early this week, the National Review came out with an explosive cover story detailing the experience of three private citizens subjected to armed police with battering rams conducting pre-dawn raids of their homes, seizing cell phones and personal computers, and admonishing them to tell no one — even as the authorities apparently tipped off favored news reporters.

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04/21/15

Wisconsin’s shame: News media acquiesce in persecution of political speech

The optimists here at the Blaska Policy Werkes believe those who make a living off the First Amendment retain some small respect for the freedom of speech of other citizens, even those they do not employ.

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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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